The number and variety of sophisticated services equine veterinarians can provide for horses have grown greatly through the years. How much of these services you choose for your horses usually depends on how much money you want to spend, and wha
Q: My vet took some X rays of my horse’s legs. I paid the bill in full, but when I asked for the X rays, he said they belonged to him and not me. Is this correct? If I’m charged for the X rays, why can’t I have them? A: Many vets run into this…
Can you protect yourself against potential calamities by purchasing insurance? The answer to that question is easy. Yes. You can insure your horse for a wide variety of eventualities–all the way from being struck by lightning or hit by a car
A prepurchase exam is not a guarantee of future soundness. A veterinarian can tell you if a horse is sound at that moment, point out evidence of past problems, and show you areas that have the potential to cause problems in the future.
Q: I’m in the market for my first horse. I’ve seen people at my barn buy horses, and they always have a veterinarian check the horse over before making the purchase. What exactly does the veterinarian check for and why is this so important?
As the name suggests, purchase exams are an exploratory process designed to evaluate the physical condition of a horse before you commit to a purchase. It is performed by a veterinarian and is, before anything else, a comprehensive physical