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Posted 4/4/2015 5:18:45 PM
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Hey Everyone,
I want to get a pre-purchase exam for a horse that I have been offered. How much should I expect to pay for this exam? What should I make sure to have looked at/for? How so I pick a vet for my horse?
If there is anything else I should know please let me know.

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1) I've never had a pre purchase exam done before e but I would say anywhere from $200 and up depending on what you have done
2) a general exam, a lameness exam maybe. Just check the teeth, weight, overall appearance, etc.
3) do you are lessons or have a barn you go to? Or have a barn picked to board at? If so, I would ask those places. Find out what vet they use and just ask around. You could also ask at a tack or feed store for a vet that they recommend. If you like, you could also use the same vet the current owners use

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The cost really depends on how much you have done. Basic flexions, pulling blood, etc will be a couple hundred but if you find something on flexions that you'd like to xray you can start racking up the costs very quickly.
If you don't already have a vet you're using for an existing horse, ask around for a good equine vet in your area. The #1 rule is to not use the same vet for the PPE that the seller uses.



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