Franklin Equine recommends this service in the event you are considering purchasing a horse. It should be noted that this evaluation is not a “pass/fail” by the attending veterinarian, but a true assessment of the physical condition, conformation, soundness and overall health of the horse at that particular time. The intended use or discipline is taken into consideration, along with the concerns of the perspective buyer. It is recommended that in addition to the standard pre-purchase exam that radiographs, ultrasonography, routine blood work and drug screen are suggested to gather a true evaluation. Previous medical history is also a beneficial tool. The previously mentioned diagnostic aids are completely up to the client’s discretion to gain important knowledge regarding their perspective purchase.
To expedite your pre-purchase, please feel free to print and complete the pre-purchase forms that are available on this site.