A pre-purchase exam may include a physical exam, soundness exam, radiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography, routine blood work and drug screening. Each pre-purchase exam is tailored around the buyer’s needs and intended use of the horse. Deciding exactly what should be included in the pre-purchase examination requires good communication between you and your veterinarian. At Neuse River Equine we prefer to perform pre-purchase exams at our hospital, but we will do them in the field when necessary.
Owning a horse can be a big investment in time, money & emotion. That’s why it is so important to investigate the horse’s overall health and condition through a pre-purchase exam conducted by an equine veterinarian. Whether you want a horse as a family pet, a pleasure mount, a breeding animal, or a higher performance athlete, you stand the best chance of getting one that meets your needs by investing in a pre-purchase exam.