Pre-Purchase Evaluations

Adhering to the American Association of Equine Practitioners guidelines for pre-purchase evaluation, we provide an examination which will assist the horse buyer in selecting a horse that is healthy and meets his/her needs. more...


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I adhere to the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) guidelines for prepurchase evaluation. I look forward to discussing this in detail here in the very near future.

In the mean time:

1. Never buy a lame horse...
2. Never buy a horse without a current negative Coggin's test...

See you soon!

Thank you,

Craig T. Roberts, DVM


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IT IS A COMMON IMPRESSION IN THE VETERINARY COMMUNITY THAT PRE-PURCHASE EXAMS ARE HIGHLY VARIABLE IN WHAT IS OFTEN EXAMINED AND ASKED FOR. AS SUCH, MUCH FRUSTRATION AND MISINFORMATION OFTEN EXISTS WITH HORSE OWNERS, BUYERS AND SELLERS ALIKE. IN AN EFFORT TO BETTER STANDARDIZE THESE EXAMINATIONS I FEEL IT IS IMPERATIVE TO HAVE A BETTER EDUCATED HORSE BUYER (AND SELLER) SO THAT FUTURE EXAMINATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS OF THESE EXAMS IS BETTER UNDERSTOOD.

AS SUCH I AM PLANNING A PRE-PURCHASE SEMINAR SCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS FALL. DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED, LOCATION WILL BE OUR NEW FACILITY IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA!

OBJECTIVES OF THE PRESENTATION WILL BE TO LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATE WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IMPORTANT IN A PRE-PURCHASE EXAM AND HOW TO PROPERLY EVALUATE A HORSE FOR YOUR OWN PURCHASE NEEDS.

THE ENTIRE PRE-PURCHASE PROCESS WILL BE DISCUSSED.
EMPHASIS ON DIFFERENT EXAMS (I.E. RADIOLOGY, ENDOSCOPY, ULTRASOUND, ETC.) WILL ALL BE DEMONSTRATED AND THEIR ABILITY TO UNCOVER USEFUL INFORMATION WILL BE DISCUSSED.

ALL OF THIS WILL BE PRACTICALLY RELATED TO SPECIFIC BUYING SCENARIOS:
• THE WEANLING
• YEARLING
• HORSE NOT CURRENTLY IN TRAINING
• YOUNG HORSE/PROSPECT
• MATURE HORSE CURRENTLY SHOWING AT OR ABOVE LEVEL INTENDED FOR PURCHASE
• HORSES BOUGHT AS AN INVESTMENT FOR RESALE
• INSURANCE RELATED TO PURCHASE/MAJOR MEDICAL/LOSS OF USE