Equine Pre-Purchase Examination – An International Perspective

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About the course

Across Europe, the pre-purchase examination of horses is handled very differently and is associated with many challenging and contentious issues.  It is a common cause of significant problems for equine practitioners and this deters a good number of vets from getting involved. 

This course is aimed at practitioners who are interested in learning the general principles of the systematic and thorough pre-purchase exam and in discussing national differences relevant to practitioners vetting horses for foreign buyers.  Experienced vets will also have plenty to keep them entertained as frequently and occasionally arising questions and challenges and various clinical scenarios will be extensively discussed in an open and honest way. 

The 7 hours of practical sessions will provide the attendees with plenty of opportunities to develop their practical skills on live horses and in small groups (2-4 vets per horse) and under the supervision of the internationally renowned specialists at the following stations:

  • Static Examination – Basic Health
  • Static examination – Musculoskeletal System
  • Dynamic Examination  
  • Performing PPE on live Horses I - III         
  • Challenging X-rays – Interactive PowerPoint Panel Case-Discussions

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