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Reporting Purchase Examinations
News from the Public Auction Task Force:
The AAEP Public Auction Task Force recently hosted a meeting in
The reporting form is designed as a Microsoft Word document so that you can enter your radiographic findings directly onto the form. We do recommend, however, that you save the final version of each report as an Adobe PDF to help secure the information before dissemination to your respective clients. Download the form here.
Please note that for the upcoming Keeneland sale, the minimum number of views required has been increased to 36 images. The four additional views include the standing lateral to medial projections of the front fetlocks and the posterior to anterior projections of both stifles. This requirement was requested by the AAEP in an effort to provide potential buyers with a more comprehensive radiographic study for horses at auction.
We hope you will find that using a standardized form will help ensure consistency for your clients. If you have any questions about the form or the work of the Public Auction Task Force, please contact Dr. Stuart Brown, task force chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for Reporting Purchase Examinations
The American Association of Equine Practitioners has approved the following guidelines for reporting equine purchase examinations. The spirit of these guidelines is to provide a framework which will aid the veterinarian in reporting a purchase exam, and to define that it is the buyer’s responsibility to determine if the horse is suitable. These guidelines are neither designed for nor intended to cover any examinations other than purchase examinations. (e.g. limited examinations at auction sales and other special purchase examinations, such as lameness, endoscopic, ophthalmic, radiographic, reproductive examinations, etc.). While compliance with all of the following guidelines helps to ensure a properly reported purchase examination, it remains the sole responsibility of the veterinarian to determine the extent and depth of each examination. The AAEP recognizes that for practical reasons, not all examinations permit or require veterinarians to adhere to each of the following guidelines.
2. The report should contain: a. A description of the horse with sufficient specificity to fully identify it. Recommendations for Purchase Exams at Public Auction Radiographs – Custody and Distribution The AAEP supports the position that when a horse is sold, any known invasive surgery, disease, injury, or congenital defect which is not apparent should be disclosed to the intended buyer by the owner and/or agent. The AAEP supports disclosure of ownership by single or multiple owners of a horse at the time of offering for sale.
2. The report should contain:
a. A description of the horse with sufficient specificity to fully identify it.
Recommendations for Purchase Exams at Public Auction
Radiographs – Custody and Distribution
The AAEP supports the position that when a horse is sold, any known invasive surgery, disease, injury, or congenital defect which is not apparent should be disclosed to the intended buyer by the owner and/or agent. The AAEP supports disclosure of ownership by single or multiple owners of a horse at the time of offering for sale.
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