Acceptance second round viewing
Prior to the start of the second round viewing in the selection process, a stallion must meet a number of veterinary requirements. First, he must be current on vaccinations for influenza and tetanus. Second, he must pass the KWPN radiograph exam for navicular and spavins before the second round viewing. To avoid disappointment and unnecessary costs, it is advisable to have the stallion radiographed prior to starting his training for the inspections. Dressage and jumper stallions need to have a Genomic Breeding Value before the start of the second round viewing.
Gelder and harness horse stallions need to pass a radiographic PROK examination before the start of the second round viewing.
Finally, a DNA test is conducted to ensure that each stallion matches his pedigree.
Participation in performance test
Before the delivery of the stallions in the performance test, stallions must undergo a respiratory exam for roaring. The owner also has the semen quality examined. Minimum requirements are set for both the respiratory test as well as the semen quality to be accepted into the performance test. During the delivery of the stallions to the KWPN center for the performance test, a clinical inspection is being done of the heart, eyes, teeth, and leg disposition feet and movement on the hard surface as well as on the circle. All examinations must be performed by veterinarians and institutions approved by the KWPN.
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