We understand that, as well as being an exciting time, the purchase of a horse can be a huge financial undertaking and prospective purchasers often want to make sure they are aware of any health issues the horse may have. The objective of a pre-purchase examination is to perform a risk assessment for the buyer in relation to the current health status of the horse and identify pre-existing conditions that may impact future athletic performance in their chosen endeavour. We aim to identify, assess and evaluate the risk associated with purchase on the basis of our findings on the day of examination rather than “pass” or “fail” a horse.
Ascot Equine Veterinarians perform pre-purchase examinations in accordance with the Australian Equine Veterinary Association’s guidelines. We offer a range of examinations for all levels. The most complete examination available involves five stages, with the majority of purchasers choosing only to proceed with stage 1 and 2.