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  • Veterinary examination included
    We provide a standard veterinary examination, the scope of which may vary depending on the price category of the horse. We do not hide anything from you, of course you can arrange a veterinary examination by your contracted vet according to the scope you need. Our recommendation for a basic scope of examination is as follows: 1. Clinical examination at rest The clinical examination is standard and should consist of a thorough external examination of the entire horse at rest. In doing so, the veterinarian uses visual observation, hearing, palpation and manipulation to detect clinically obvious signs of injury, disease or other abnormalities. This examination also includes examination of the incisors, a thorough examination of the eyes in a dark environment, and auscultation of the horse's heart and lungs at rest. It is also important to assess the neurological status of the horse and to note the presence of any skin neoplasms. The eye examination does not include dilation of the pupils but should include examination of the external and internal structures of the whole eye. The hooves must be examined with hoof forceps. Clinical examination does not include examination of the inner part of the prepuce, detailed examination of the sinus oral cavity using a dilator, pregnancy examination and determination of the height of the horse. 2. Examination in motion The horse is presented on the hand in stride and then at the trot to detect any abnormalities in the gait or action. This should be done on a hard and level surface. Next, the horse is turned sharply to either side and backed for several strides. Then movement tests of all 4 limbs are performed and a trot on the ring to either side on soft and hard surfaces.These tests can provide very important information. At it is also important to assess the presence of stridor. However, if the examining veterinarian feels that it is not safe and appropriate to perform these for the particular category of horse, they do not need to be performed. However, the purchaser must be made aware of this fact informed. 3. Radiological examination At the buyer's request, an X-ray examination can be carried out to a pre-agreed extent. The minimum number of projections for a meaningful assessment of the horse is 12 (see protocol). This is an X-ray screening of the most commonly detected problems in horses. The scope of the X-ray examination can be supplemented by some projections according to the results of the clinical examination. The radiographs must be unmistakable - the horse's name, date of birth, horse owner and the date the images were taken are essential details that must be included on the image. It is essential to take X-rays of the hoof and hock joints separately on the hindlimb. The radiograph of the toe on the hindlimb must include all joints (hoof, crown and hoof). The hoof must be properly cleaned and the gunshot wounds must be filled during the Oxspring projection. with a suitable radiolucent material. The buyer must be advised of the limitations of the radiographic examination in terms of the impossibility of direct assessment of tendons, ligaments, articular cartilage, etc., which do not appear on the X-ray. 4. Additional examinations These examinations are not a standard part of the examination of a horse at purchase, but if the interests of the of the buyer, they may be added to the examination. Examination of the horse under saddle - if appropriate and beneficial. Ultrasound examination - tendons, ligaments, eyes and other soft tissues. Endoscopic examination - condition of the airway if a problem is suspected or preventive. Blood tests - a blood sample may be taken and delivered to a laboratory for analysis. It is used to detect substances present in the examined horse's body at the time of the examination that may mask problems in the horse affecting its intended use. Removal of the blood sample and its delivery to the laboratory must be recorded in the report. Other - e.g. haematological and biochemical blood tests.
  • Shipping / Transport
    We transport horses to our customers by our own transport or in case of longer distances by professional carriers specializing in horse transport. Of course, we also allow customers to choose their own horse transport. Transportation across the sea is no problem either, including the processing of all necessary documents, permits, laboratory blood tests, etc. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for details.
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