Back to Basics 2

By Charlotte Bastiaanse Contact and connection   The majority of well-schooled horses ‘accept a contact’, but what does that actually mean? A misconception as old as time is that if the…

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Read more about the article What to consider when vetting a horse for purchase
The prepurchase exam varies considerably from vet to vet, with some vets putting more emphasis on some aspects than others

What to consider when vetting a horse for purchase

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ost people buying a horse today will request at least a basic ‘prepurchase exam’ to be carried out by a veterinarian. Others will want a more advanced prepurchase exam that…

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Positive flexion tests

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]lexion tests of both the fore- and hindlimbs are common diagnostic tools, particularly used for the purposes of pre-purchase examination. Many of us have heard the words ‘failed flexion test’…

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