About the Pre Purchase Exam


Once the examination has been completed and the radiographs obtained, the opinion expressed is for that horse, at that time, under those particular conditions. The veterinarians' opinion represents the information that has been gathered at that moment. I think that many buyers believe that the opinion that the veterinarian expresses at that time should be valid for an extended period, and it is this misconception that leads to the confusion that arises over interpretation of abnormal radiographic findings in a clinically acceptable horse. This program will be concerned with various radiographic changes that can be found in the limbs of the horse and their potential clinical importance in the purchase examination.