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post #1 of 6 Old 08-28-2013, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Second Vet Check?

After months of my horse search, I think I may be finally approaching the end. The horse I've found has just recently been checked by a vet, as the woman who has him now rescued him not too long ago, and he was assessed soon after he arrived. If I were to get the vet record and/or speak with the vet, would you suggest I have him vetted again just to be safe?
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-28-2013, 04:48 PM
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You can ask the owner to get a copy of the records, but the vets that I know would consider it a conflict of interest to discuss the horse with you as part of a sale.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-28-2013, 04:52 PM
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I would always get a pre-purchase exam from a vet that I knew and trusted.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-28-2013, 05:02 PM
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Maybe get the first vet report & show it to your vet & see what they say. There may be something in it to investigate further.

I hope you'll tell us all about your new horse when you get him.
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A minor thought which I am sure will be of no consequence in the greater scheme of things: If he's just been 'rescued' and he's in recovery (ie putting weight back on, healing, etc.), he may come across as more placid and tractable than he is when in full health.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-28-2013, 05:07 PM
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when is recently? 1 month 2 months 3? Or weeks?
Anything can happen from the time the horse was vetted to now....so if it were me, Id get a second vet check done from my own vet, just to ensure nothing has arisen since he was last vetted

Horses are like chips...you can never just have one
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