pre-purchase-exam
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5 Tips for Navigating a Pre-Purchase Exam

According to DeHaan, the purpose of a pre-purchase exam, also known as a “PPE,” is to help a buyer make an educated decision regarding the purchase of a horse. The PPE could shed light on potential issues the horse might face at the time of purchase or in the future.
Lane Livingston

Tunnel Vision

[caption id="attachment_37626" align="alignnone" width="219"]Lane LivingstonLane Livingston[/caption]Lane LivingstonAs a veterinarian, I really have to work so I don't develop tunnel vision when it comes to the horses I get to work with. My examinations are not that different from any other vet.  They revolve around whatever problem the horse is presented for – lameness, colic, a wound, eye injury, you name it. The owner or hauler brings them in, or I take a look at them wherever they may be. Haltered and on the end of a lead rope, we go through the formalities of an exam.