Prepurchase Exams: What Can They Tell You?

A prepurchase exam is not a guarantee of future soundness. A veterinarian can tell you if a horse is sound at that moment, point out evidence of past problems, and show you areas that have the potential to cause problems in the future. No one can tell what will happen over the next jump or around the next barrel. Furthermore, the results of prepurchase exams often fall into gray areas.

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