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Equine Law: Changes to Vetting Rules

Changes to Pre-Purchase Vetting Rules have been introduced by the BEVA in an attempt to protect purchasers, by standardising the way in which Pre-Purchase Vettings are carried out.

From September, vets will have to declare previous knowledge of every horse they examine and whether the seller is a client of their practice.

They will have to state on the certificate what additional procedures they carried out during the examination and, crucially, why certain elements — such as flexion tests — may have been omitted

See further details on the proposed changes.