Basic New Horse Assessment– The perfect way to give your new horse a full check-up, ensure that their teeth are up to date and ask one of our veterinary surgeons any questions or concerns that you may have. 

The assessment includes:

  • Physical exam– this includes listening to the heart, lungs and gastrointestinal tract, checking the temperature and checking the eyes
  • Dental examination and teeth rasping 
  • Blood sampling and assessment of haematology and biochemistry in our in- house laboratory
  • Orthopaedic check-up, including palpation of the horse, trot up and flexion tests
  • Registration at the clinic

Performance New Horse check – For competition and racehorses that have been recently purchased. 

The assessment includes:

  • Physical exam
  • Orthopaedic exam including trot up, flexion tests
  • 44 X-rays of legs
  • Blood tests (x 2) before and after exercise
  • Registration at the clinic

Optional add-ons

  • Ultrasound exam to detect soft tissue problems in legs and in back
  • ECG while training to determine heart and physical training condition
  • Endoscopy including assessment of the stomach and the airway
  • Xrays of back for possible skeletal defects