MCVG notes and terms for equine pre-purchase examination/vetting of horses (PPE).
Please note that buyers are responsible for payment for the PPE (visit fee, vetting, and if applicable blood sample and x-rays). The fee must be paid for on the day of the vetting, a member of our reception team will contact you to take credit/debit card payment over the phone.
Please declare if you know if the seller is a client of this practice or are aware of any other pre-existing relationship between parties.
We require someone over the age of 18 to be present at the PPE – if radiographs (X-rays) are to be taken we require two people over 18 and non pregnant to attend. Radiographs will need a mains source of electricity, not a generator.
If appropriate facilities/handler/rider are not available on the day of the PPE it may need to be rearranged at the purchaser’s expense.
The horse’s passport must be available at the time of the PPE.
The horse that is being presented should be stabled for at least four hours prior to the PPE & presented clean and well shod or trimmed.
Please note that flexion tests and trotting in a circle on a firm surface are not mandatory parts of the standard procedure, but they can sometimes provide useful additional information about a horse. There may however be circumstances when the examining veterinary surgeon concludes that it is unsafe or inappropriate to perform such tests.
Please complete the following form and submit.
A member of the reception team will be in contact to arrange the PPE.