The purchase of an equine athlete or companion usually involves significant financial and often emotional commitments. Pre-purchase examination provides a buyer with risk assessment information relative to the general health and athletic soundness of the horse, much in the way a home inspection helps with a real estate purchase. Equine Medical Services strives to provide a thorough overall view of a horse in its current state of health, fitness and soundness. At the completion of the examination, a formal, written evaluation is provided to assist in making an informed decision about the purchase of the horse.
Pre-purchase examinations may identify potential medical, soundness or conformational problems the horse may have. While pre-purchase examinations do not guarantee future health or soundness, it can provide the buyer with a broad view of the horse.