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PRE-PURCHASE EVALUATION

Great Basin Equine black horse macro imageTaking on the responsibility of a horse is a major decision! Whether it is to be a pet or a high end athlete; we want you to be comfortable and confident in your decision to purchase your next horse. A pre-purchase exam is an excellent way to learn more about past medical conditions, current health and soundness. A standard pre-purchase exam includes the following assessments:

  • Thorough physical exam
  • Ophthalmic exam
  • Neurologic exam
  • Oral exam
  • Lameness exam

Further options to provide a more in-depth look at the horse's health include:

  • Laboratory blood work
  • Drug screening
  • Genetic testing
  • Reproductive exam (mare and stallion fertility assessment)
  • Upper airway endoscopy
  • Radiographs
  • Ultrasound study of soft tissue structures
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