IS THE HORSE IN GOOD HEALTH?

HERE IS AN IMPORTANT TIP

Do not buy a horse without first checking with a veterinarian that the horse is in good health.

The pre-purchase examination is not mandatory, but it will be your best investment.

Step 4 - We check that it is healthy

Step 4
We check that it is healthy

When we go to see the horses, we examine them physically to check that they have nothing that could affect their abilities.

But we are not veterinarians….. I therefore strongly recommend that you, before buying a horse, have a health check with a professional to avoid surprises.

If you wish, I will personally take care of sending a collaborating veterinarian.

I have been in the market for many years carrying out pre-purchase reviews throughout the peninsula, so I have worked with many of them and today I only collaborate with the best in each region.

They already know the protocol they have to follow and they do it perfectly.

The cost of the pre-purchase examination is always borne by the buyer.

The veterinarian who will examine your horse will be sent by me, but you pay for his service, so he's on your side, not the seller's.

He will tell you about everything he sees, no matter how insignificant, and record the movement tests on video movement he makes.

You will read everything in one bilingual report (Spanish/French or Spanish/English) for better understanding.

In the report, you will find his contact details in case your trusted veterinarian has questions and wishes to contact him directly.

If you decide to do X-rays, we will email them to you along with the report and videos.

The veterinary visit takes place in several stages

The veterinarian verifies that the description of the booklet corresponds, the microchip, the vaccinations.

The veterinarian will first examine the stationary horse (conformation, general condition, absence of wounds or externally visible lesions, legs conformation, etc.). Then, he carries out a complete clinical examination: cardiac and pulmonary auscultation, state of the mucous membranes, examination of the eyes, mouth, etc.

Consists of a series of tests: hoof pinch test (detection of tenderness), joint flexion tests, joint extension tests, patella mobility test, checking the flexibility of the spine, absence of heat in the vertebrae...

The vet watches the horse trot in a straight line on hard ground (back and forth), then does the flexion again, but keeps each joint flexed for 1 minute. The horse will trot again immediately. If the gait is the same before and after the flexion, the test is negative, otherwise it is positive and reveals a problem with the tested joint or neighbouring structures. Then the horse is looked at in a circle, in both hands and at all three gaits, to detect any abnormalities in the kneecaps, muscles and tendons.

Depending on the result of the examination and the use you are going to give it to your horse (leisure, sport, etc.), the veterinarian may recommend that you take x-rays of; feet, giblets, hocks, stifles, cervicals, back...

These X-rays are meant to rule out possible future injury issues due to osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis OCD, navicular disease…

  • Orthopedic ultrasound: tendons and ligaments.
  • Transrectal ultrasound: examination of the female genitalia and pelvis
  • Endoscopy of the upper respiratory tract: confirms or rules out the presence of cornage
  • Blood analysis: search for anemia, signs of inflammation, abnormal functioning of certain organs (kidneys, liver, etc.)
  • Blood analysis: doping/drug residue screening.
  • Coggins test (screening for Equine Infectious Anemia.
  • Coprology: allows to know the level of parasitic infestation of the horse (intestinal worms).
  • Piro-Like serology: screening for piroplasmosis, Lyme disease, erlichiosis and leptospirosis.

OUR PRICES

(Rates excluding tax. Tax 21%)

A surcharge for the veterinarian's travel may be applied in certain cases where the stable is too far from the partner veterinarian's field of action.

Some horses/foals will be likely to be anesthetized to be able to do the X-rays, which will also include a supplement in the price of the examination.

If a supplement needs to be added to the price, I will let you know before contracting the service.

You want to do a veterinary check, but you have not found the horse with us?

Good news!

You can have the best veterinarian at your service, a bilingual report and me to manage it, for only 20€ extra.