Essential Components of the Western Horse Pre-Purchase Exam

Essential components of the western horse pre-purchase examBy D. Reese Hand, DVM, DACVS

The pre-purchase exam can be a stressful and overwhelming event to practitioners. Liability, client satisfaction/approval, and image interpretation are just a few of the stresses. However, done properly, it is a great profit center, which often results in a long-term veterinarian/patient relationship. 

Course objectives:

With the successful completion of this course, students will understand

  • What is a pre-purchase exam (PPE), and who are we doing them for?
  • What are the goals of the PPE?
  • Essential components of the PPE
  • Forms and history
  • Physical exam
  • Soundness exam
  • Post exam options and conclusions

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