Pre-purchase Exams

Athens Veterinary Service

625 West Limit
Athens, WI 54411


Pre-purchase Exams

When choosing to invest in a horse, it is always recommended that your horse receives a pre-purchase exam. A pre-purchase exam is a full exam of the horse including lungs, heart, eyes, oral exam, conformation evaluation, soundness exam including the flexion tests of all limbs and an overall evaluation. Radiographs are recommended based on future use of the horse and findings during the soundness exam.

Pre-purchase exams are always recommended for any new horse you are bringing into your life. Many costly and activity-limiting conditions can be detected by an experienced veterinarian. Pre-purchase exams can be as basic or as inclusive as you wish. The doctor can simply do a physical exam and briefly watch their movement or extensive as full flexions, x-rays and blood work.