(It is acceptable and legitimate to perform a pre-purchase examination on our client’s horses as long as the purchaser is aware that the vendor is a client and there are no other conflicts of interest that we feel could affect the vetting.)
However, **PLEASE NOTE** The conduction of the vetting is always at the discretion of the vet.
A Blood Sample is routinely taken on both stage vettings and stored independently for 6 months as a record of the blood from the day of the examination.
If requiring a 2-stage vetting, we request the purchaser to please read and complete the limitations of a two stage vetting form attached.
Vettings are required to be paid prior to the examination taking place.
FOR VET TO DISCUSS WITH OWNER
• blood sample
• any further investigations
Checklist for vetting day
Horse to be stabled overnight or for at least 3 hours prior to vetting
Does the horse have shoes on?
Is the horse on any medication? (or has been in the last 30 days)
Passport needs to be seen
Firm, flat area for trot up and lunging
For a 5 stage vetting we will need a rider and a safe area for ridden exercise at least up to a canter.