Equine Pre - Purchase Examination

Our equine vets are able to perform 1-2 stage and 1-5 stage pre purchase examinations as a part of our full equine service.  These examinations are performed at our Clareville Showgrounds Lameness facility where an arena is also provided should we require a ridden examination to be performed.

We always recommend a pre purchase examination prior to buying any horse, as a number of different and potentially heart breaking situations can be avoided by having the horse checked over thoroughly.  We require paperwork to be filled out prior to the examination taking place and you will be directed to our Masterton office and guided through the procedure here.  If you are not sure of which examination you would like or whether you need any additional procedures at the same time please feel free to contact us at the Masterton Clinic at any stage to discuss your requirements

 
Partial Examination (Stages 1-2)

Stage 1 Preliminary examination at rest
Stage 2 Examination during walking, trotting, turning and backing

 
Full Examination (Stages 1-5)

Stage 1 Preliminary examination at rest
Stage 2 Examination during walking, trotting, turning and backing
Stage 3 Examination during and immediately after strenuous exercise
Stage 4 Examination after exercise
Stage 5 Re-examination during walking, trotting, turning and backing