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Re: [RC] prepurchases - Nancy Sturm

The vet tells the buyer of his/her findings, and also tells the buyer of any likely results --
it is the vets responsibility to interpret the findings for the buyer

I was very VERY impressed with a veterinarian in Eugene, Oregon, who did a pre-purchase on a horse I bought. I arranged with his office by telephone to do the exam, paying in advance with a credit card. The seller hauled him over to the clinic. I wasn't there, although I had seen and ridden the horse.

The vet found him servicably sound, but asked me about my experience and warned me that although he liked the horse very much, he had quite an "edge" to him. I thought this was a highly ethical and important part of the pre-purchase of the exam. I have wished every now and then I had taken that warning and kept shopping.

We completed an 11th LD yesterday at Whiskeytown. He's a real tough, handy little horse, but there is certainly still that edge.



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