Prepurchase Examinations

Clean legs? Check. Healthy heart? Check. Strong back? Check. But before you sign the papers for your new horse, don’t forget to have your veterinarian look the horse in the eye.

“An important yet commonly overlooked portion of the prepurchase is the ocular examination,” explained Nicole Scherrer, DVM, an ophthalmology resident at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square.

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