HORSE EMERGENCY? Call: 515-729-8387

Prepurchase Exam

Are you looking to buy or sell a horse? Don't forget to have a prepurchase exam done to ensure the horse is in ultimate health.

A prepurchase exam is designed to give the potential buyer an accurate picture of the horse to be purchased. Granted, it is only a snapshot in time and may not indicate problems down the road.


During the exam, Dr. Appel will check for issues in the following areas:

  • Eyes

  • Teeth

  • Heart and Lungs

  • Skin

  • Legs


In addition, radiographs of the horses' bones can be taken and are an important aspect of the exam. They will disclose any bone abnormalities that may help predict future issues.

Have questions, need more information or wish to make an appointment? 

Call our office at 515-981-0082.


3320 Cumming Road

Cumming, IA 50061


Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: By Appointment Only

Sunday: Closed

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