Dutch Prepurchase Examination (English)

The Dutch Pre-Purchase Examination for Sporthorses:

Full documentation: including a written veterinary report of both clinical and radiological examination. Ultrasonographic exams,  airway (video) endoscopy and digital video of the dynamic examination are available on request.

Static examination: inspection, palpation, confirmation, foot-balance and mobilisation
reflexes of the axial skeleton.

Dynamic examination: walk at a straight line and alternating circles; trot at a straight line
and circles at a hard surface; trot and canter (lunging) at soft surface; flexion tests

Radiographic examination: standard approach for the Dutch Pre-Purchase Examination (PPE) (20 views):
* Distal extremities: frontfeet (navicular area) LM and DPr-PaDiO projections
* Front fetlocks LM, DMPaLO and DLPaMO projections
* Hind fetlocks: LM projection
* Hocks: LM, DP and DMPlLO projections
* Stifles: LM projection

* If indicated or on request: complementary projections, like full axial skeleton (occiput-T1 and spinal processus T6-L5) 

Of course, on request a different set of x-rays can be made. For example, your own veterinarian can send us his or hers requests.

Ultrasonographic examination: If indicated or on request.

Laryngoscopic examination: (upper) airways, video documented on request.

Bloodwork: bloodsamples will always be taken after a clinical examination, we store the serum (frozen) for six months. On request we can sent bloodsamples for health screening / drug testing / import and export purposes to accredited laboratories we work with, like WUR/Lelystad in the Netherlands, AML in Belgium and Böse in Germany.

Our advice is to have your own veterinarian contact us upfront the PPE. If, for example, additional X-rays or examinations are required we are happy to perform them on request.
If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact us, by phone (+31 857 432 085) or emai (info@edigit.nl)

All international requested PPE's need to be paid cash, by debitcard (PIN), creditcard (+7%) or paypal (+7%). Results will only be shared after full payment.