If requiring a 2-stage vetting, we request the purchaser to please read and complete the limitations of a two stage vetting form attached.
(It is acceptable and legitimate to perform a pre-purchase examination on our client’s horses as long as the purchaser is aware that the vendor is a client and there are no other conflicts of interest that we feel could affect the vetting.)
However, **PLEASE NOTE** The conduction of the vetting is always at the discretion of the vet.
A Blood Sample is routinely taken on both stage vettings and stored independently for 6 months as a record of the blood from the day of the examination.
Vettings are required to be paid prior to the examination taking place.
Checklist for vetting day
Horse to be stabled overnight or for at least 3 hours prior to vetting
Does the horse have shoes on?
Is the horse on any medication (or has been in the last 30 days)?
Passport needs to be seen.
Firm, flat area for trot up and lunging.
A dark stable required for all vettings for a thorough eye examination.
For a 5 stage vetting we will need a rider and a safe area for ridden exercise at least up to a canter.
For Vet to discuss with the owner
· Blood sample
· Any further investigations or diagnostics