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Pre-Purchasing a Horse…What do I need to know?

Vet Blast
05-3-20

Have your horse “vetted out.” Your veterinarian should be contacted and requested to perform a pre-purchase examination of any horse you might consider purchasing.  A pre-purchase examination is entirely different from a veterinary examination pertaining to normal vaccinations, deworming, or any other sort of veterinary procedure.  Generally, horses are sold with no warranties, with some limits, and if the buyer elects not to have the horse “vetted out,” the buyer...

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Vesticular Stomatitis Confirmed in Arizona 4-22-2020

Vet Blast
04-28-20

Vesicular Stomatitis The Cochise County horse marks Arizona’s first confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis virus for 2020. In its April 22 Situation Report, the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed Arizona’s first case of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) for 2020. As a result, one premises in Cochise County is under quarantine. Cochise is Arizona’s southeastern-most county. In light of the...

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