The purpose of the pre-purchase exam is to eliminate the risk to you, the buyer, and help you to make an informed decision in the purchase of your new horse. This is done through a thorough clinical exam, conformation and gait evaluation on the ground and under saddle. The findings are then weighed up and a risk category determined depending on the intended use of the horse being purchased. A pre-purchase exam cannot ensure future health and soundness of a horse and should not be used as a means of determining pass or fail. It is also subjective, and although the fundamentals are the same for all vets it is important to find a vet that understands your needs as a buyer. Please note that a thorough pre-purchase exam takes time and both buyer, owner and rider need to be aware of this on inspection day. Set aside at least an hour for the preliminary exam and more if diagnostics tests, such as radiographs, are required.
24 HOUR EMERGENCY : 021 712 2290
Our team Dr. Kate Meiring B.V.S.c Dr Lauren Brewis BSc B.V.S.c Dr Lee Baragwanath B.V.Sc Hons Sr Phillipa Martyn
Office Hours Monday -Friday 08:30 -17:00
Company Reg: 2013/155992/07
Cape Veterinary Equine Practice Firgrove Avenue Meadowridge Cape Town 7806