Pre-purchase examinations are performed on the behalf of a potential buyer. Some or all of the following will be performed depending on the needs of the client:
- Complete physical exam
- Lameness Exam: flexion tests, lunge "in-hand" and "under saddle" (if requested)
- Xrays: as requested by client
- Other possible tests may include: complete blood work which evaluates organ function and health, drug testing, rectal exam, ultrasound (for brood mare in particular).
Expect this exam to take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on the requests of the client. This can be done in-clinic and on the farm.