Prepurchase Evaluation

Purchasing a horse is a significant investment, and at Blue Water Equine Hospital, we recognize the importance of making informed decisions.

Prepurchase Evaluation in Emmett, MI

Our thorough prepurchase examination is designed to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a potential new horse, providing you with valuable insights before making a commitment.
Horse Prepurchase Evaluation

Prepurchase Evaluation

Purchasing a horse, no matter the price is a tremendous investment. A comprehensive pre-purchase examination can determine the strengths and weaknesses of a new horse. Our prepurchase examination begins with several questions regarding the previous history and intended career of the horse, followed by a comprehensive physical examination to evaluate respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems. Based on our examination, we may recommend additional diagnostics such as radiographs, endoscopy, or ultrasound. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be provided with a written report of our findings.

Detailed History: We initiate the process with a series of questions about the horse’s previous history and intended career. This helps us understand the horse’s background and any specific requirements for its intended use.

Examination Process:

  • Comprehensive Physical Examination Our experienced veterinarians conduct a detailed physical examination, evaluating the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems. This step ensures a holistic understanding of the horse’s current health.
  • Additional Diagnostics: Based on our initial examination, we may recommend further diagnostics to gain a more in-depth understanding. This could include radiographs, endoscopy, or ultrasound, depending on the specific needs of the evaluation.
  • Radiographs: X-rays can reveal information about the horse’s skeletal structure, aiding in the detection of potential issues that may not be visible during a standard physical examination.
  • Endoscopy: This diagnostic tool allows us to inspect the upper respiratory tract, providing insights into the health of the airways and detecting any abnormalities.
  • Ultrasound: Utilized for a detailed examination of soft tissues and internal organs, ultrasound is particularly useful in assessing musculoskeletal health.

Clear Communication

  • Throughout the process, we maintain open communication, keeping you informed about our findings and any recommended additional diagnostics.
  • Written Report: Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive a comprehensive written report detailing our examination findings. This report serves as a valuable reference for your decision-making process.

Make your horse-buying decision with confidence through Blue Water Equine Hospital’s comprehensive pre-purchase evaluation, offering a detailed understanding of the horse’s health and suitability for your specific needs.