Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care offers pre- and post-purchase examinations of Thoroughbred horses offered for sale through select OBS, Keeneland, and Fasig-Tipton sales companies. Our veterinarians attend every sale at Ocala Breeders Sales, conveniently located minutes away from our main clinic. Additionally, we cover the Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland sales in Lexington, Kentucky, and Saratoga, New York. At least one of our veterinarians is on-site and available at all Keeneland sales in Kentucky to read radiographs in the repository, and at least one veterinarian is on the grounds to provide any other services that may be needed.
Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care offers digital radiography at all Thoroughbred sales that we service including OBS, Keeneland, and Fasig-Tipton, meeting each sale’s repository standards and requirements.
Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care offers endoscopic examinations of the upper airway to evaluate the breathing capacity of young racehorses. The size of the airway is considered to be significant in the amount of air the horse is able to take in, and the arytenoid cartilages and epiglottis are also critically assessed for symmetry and correct anatomy.