Equine Pre-Purchase Examination – A Discipline-Specific Interactive Course



Venue: New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center, Dover, NH

Location:Dover, NH (Boston-Logan International or Manchester-Boston Regional Airport)
Total Available Places: 30
Accredited CPD Hours: 15 Hours (Pending)
Course Language: English
Prices: (net price, no tax will be added)*
  Qualified Vet   -   -
  Student   -   -
  2nd vet, same clinic   -   -

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 11th, 2017
* VAT (= MWST/MOMS) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all delegates when attending courses in the UK.


   Fri 8. & Sat 9. September 2017 - A 2-Day Practical Course


Across the North American Equine Industry, the pre-purchase examination of horses is handled very differently and is associated with many challenging and contentious issues.  It is a common cause of significant problems for equine practitioners and this deters a good number of vets from getting involved.  

This course is aimed at practitioners with variable levels of pre-purchase exam experience by covering the general principles of the systematic and thorough pre-purchase exam and the significant discipline-specific differences that apply.  The many interactive panel sessions will furthermore focus on contentious and challenging questions and clinical scenarios which will be openly and honestly discussed with the attendees.    

This course will cover the following discussion points through short presentations and interactive panel discussions during which the experts will share useful tips and tricks and pearls of wisdom:

  • Role of the Vet in the Pre-Purchase Exam (PPE)
  • The Static Examination of the Pre-Purchase Exam
  • The Dynamic Examination
  • PPE Imaging – The Role of X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI & Endoscopy  
  • Reporting on PPE & Pitfalls, Conflicts of Interest, Legal Issues...
  • Laboratory Testing for PPE            
  • Sports Horse PPE in North America vs. Europe (incl. cases)
  • Public Auctions & PPE of the Thoroughbred Racehorse (incl. cases)
  • PPE of the Western Performance Horse (incl. cases)
  • PPE Imaging Case Discussions – X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI & Endoscopy 

The 7 ½ hours of practical sessions will provide the attendees with plenty of opportunities to develop their practical pre-purchase skills on live horses and in small groups (2-4 vets per horse) and under the supervision of the internationally renowned experts at the following stations:

  • Static Examination – Basic Health
  • Static examination – Musculoskeletal System
  • Dynamic Examination    
  • PPE of live Sports Horses                                                     
  • PPE of live Thoroughbreds                                                 
  • PPE of live Western Performance Horses

The course fee includes lunch at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, wine & cheese reception, extensive course notes and a certificate of attendance. Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

Charlie Buchanan - DVM
United States
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Kit Miller - DVM
United States
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Scott Hay - DVM
United States
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Course Program


New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center, Dover, NH,
15 Members Way Dover NH 03820,
(603) 749-9111
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New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center

15 Members Way

Dover, NH 03820

United States

Phone:                 603-749-9111

Fax:                      603 749-9118

Email:                   office@newenglandequine.com              

Website:               http://www.newenglandequine.com


The New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center is located in Dover, New Hampshire off of Route 16 (Spaulding Turnpike).  Take Route 16 towards Dover, NH.  Take Exit 9 and turn left onto Indian Brook Drive. Turn right onto Members Way (just past Northeast Credit Union). Go straight at the 4-way stop sign. Follow signs to OFFICE in order to check-in.


International airport

67 miles: Boston-Logan International Airport – Boston, MA

Domestic airports

45 miles: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

12 miles: Portsmouth International  Jetport– Portsmouth, NH  (Allegiant Air)


Hotel Details

Distance to Clinic

Guide Price (pppn)

Hampton Inn Dover

9 Hotel Drive, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.516.5600



1.2 miles



Comfort Inn & Suites

10 Hotel Drive, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.750.7507


 1.4 miles


Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover

21 Members Way, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.516.0929


.5  miles


Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

31 Webb Pl, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.953.0800


1.2 miles


Days Inn Dover

481 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.742.0400


6 miles


Motel 6 Portsmouth

3 Gosling Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Tel: +1-603.334.6606


11.2 miles