Deben Valley Equine

01728 685 123 (24 hr)
High House Farm, Birds Lane, Framsden, Stowmarket IP14 6HR

Vettings (Pre-Purchase Exam)

A 5 stage pre-purchase examination is a comprehensive examination taking 1 and 1/2 – 2 hours to perform.

Performed in Suffolk and wider afield by experienced equine vets, a pre-purchase exam is recommended to enable you to make a decision about buying a certain horse by assessing it's suitability for the function you have in mind.  Remember a cheap horse costs just as much to keep as an expensive one but a broken one will cost even more!

The 5 stage exam includes a general assessment of the horse's condition, observations in hand and under more strenuous exercise and further assessments after cooling down. Blood will be taken and stored for 6 months. After the examination is complete we will provide a written report and discuss our findings with the purchaser.

For more details about what is included in a 5 stage pre-purchase examination please see our client information sheet 'What is Involved in a Vetting' below. We also have a further article detailing what information and facilities are required in order to carry out the examination.

What is Required for a Vetting (Pre-Purchase Exam)

What is Involved in a Vetting (Pre-Purchase Exam)