By the way: Horse's health

    vet check Auction

    Obligatory vet check riding horses

     

    For each horse the vet certificate is conscientiously filled out by our veterinarian team. Please convince yourself from the high level of the health check and – if necessary – have a talk with our veterinarians.
    Regular inspections during the approval and the training are obvious.


    Our veterinarian team:

    Dr. Brigitte Otto (Praxis Dr. Wehr)
    veterinarian specialised in horses
    Phone: +49 171 9914848


    By the way: Horse's health

     

    Impeccable appearance and outstanding ability alone do not make a Holsteiner auction horse. Performance is tied to soundness. Knowing this we strive to identify all defects which might impair performance at the earliest possible stage. During the preparatory training in the run-up to the auction, which is also a soundness performance testing, horses displaying any defects are discarded.

    To be actually put to auction all four- to seven-year-old horses must pass three clinical examinations, performance and soundness testing, as well as the routine training checks, with the last clinical examination taking place just before the auction.
    The three-year-old horses undergo clinical examination upon selection for auction as well as during the short preparatory phase according to a separate clinical examination certificate.

    In the event of an unfavourable health and soundness examination, the horse in question will not be accepted for auction.

    However, the horse’s health is rather individual and is judged differently. Our examinations are effected in accordance with the latest scientific findings. Our judgement is based on an intensive clinic and radiological examination combined with years of experience in the top sport.


    The following x-rays were done:
    • coffin joint 90°, front digits left and right 90° and Oxspring
    • hind digits left and right (90°)
    • tarsal/ hock joints left and right (0°, 45° and 135°)
    • stifle joint left and right (90° and 180°)
    • dressage horses only: 3 additional x-rays of the spine

    The slightest suspicion will trigger additional x-rays to be taken to facilitate interpretation.
    We do not x-ray the spinal column because of the unsatisfactory diagnostic results restricting interpretation.
    Of course we do carry out extensive clinical examinations of the spinal column including the cervical spine.
    Since the horses have to undergo regular vet checks during the entire preparatory training, any defects arising from training-associated physical strain can be detected right away. A final veterinary examination is carried out just before the auction in order to guarantee only horses with a clean bill of health will enter the auction ring.

    For further information regarding health, soundness, and x-rays please contact:


    Dr. Brigitte Otto (Praxis Dr. Wehr)
    veterinarian specialised in horses
    Phone: +49 171 9914848

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