Our vets are happy to carry out pre-purchase examinations (PPEs, often referred to as ‘vettings’) on behalf of our own clients and on behalf of non-registered clients, either at the seller’s yard or at Corrin Equine Hospital, if suitable facilities are not available.
The PPE is based on a recognised examination carried out in five stages (although all stages may not be completed if the horse fails the examination at one of the early stages). Sometimes a two stage examination (‘limited examination’) may be requested – for example for a young, unbacked horse or for a broodmare. This consists of only the first two stages and the vet will form an opinion based on a restricted set of findings. Prior to the examination the prospective purchaser will need to sign a ‘Limited Prior to Purchase Examination Form’, which confirms that you understand and accept that a limited examination may not reveal certain conditions which may have been discovered during the course of a full five stage examination (for example about the horse’s ability to exercise, being lame when ridden, difficulty breathing at faster paces and how the heart responds to exercise) and can have implications on insurance cover.
If you are considering purchasing a horse for pleasure or performance a thorough pre purchase vetting examination is recommended …. Xray, Endoscopy, Blood Analysis , Ultrasound ..optional. ” The day you buy is the day you plan for its future”
With increasing levels of resistance to anthelmintics (‘wormers’), a targeted and responsible worming protocol is very important to protect your horse or pony against these internal parasites. Corrin Equine Hospital now provides you with two options, our Standard Worm Control package and a new Enhanced Worm Control package, to make worming your horse as convenient and cost effective as possible, and to give you peace of mind.
Both the Standard and Enhanced Worm Control packages aim to prevent unnecessary treatments by using faecal worm egg counts (WECs) to regularly monitor for worms throughout the grazing season. The Enhanced Worm Control package includes the WECs, but replaces the standard wormer with a blood sample, which is taken during the late autumn/early winter to test for small redworm and tapeworm at a specialist laboratory. This package provides testing, analysis and feedback. Based on your horse’s blood test results, it may not be necessary to use a wormer at all, thus reducing the potential for anthelmintic resistance. If a particular type of worm is identified by the laboratory tests, our vets will recommend the most appropriate treatment to target the specific worm type found and risk levels.
If you require any treatment or service for your horse or any which is not listed here, just call our admin team on 025 32766 who will be delighted to assist.