PrepurchaseAs an experienced equine veterinarian, Dr. Werner has performed Prepurchase Examinations for more than 30 years.

He has presented internationally at veterinary meetings and authored numerous publications on Prepurchase Examination.

His goal when performing a Prepurchase Examination is to protect the interests of the Prospective Buyer by determining, as much as circumstances permit, the current health status of the horse being offered for sale.
A Prepurchase Examination can be limited to physical examination of the horse or expanded to include supportive diagnostic imaging and other ancillary services.

Factors that can affect which services Dr. Werner recommends you include in a Prepurchase Examination are:

  • Intended use
  • Age
  • Breed
  • Gender
  • Medical and surgical history
  • Competition history
  • Present level of training
  • Your specific concerns about the horse

Other factors that can affect which services are performed on-site at a Prepurchase Examination include:

  • Inadequate environmental and working conditions
  • Refusal of the Seller to allow performance of a service
  • Exceptionally unruly behavior of the horse
  • Absence of a qualified adult to handle or ride the horse
  • Lameness or illness observed on-site

Call Dr. Werner at 860.653.5088 if you have questions about Prepurchase Examinations at Werner Equine