HERCA (Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities), www.herca.org, is a voluntary association bringing together 49 radiation protection authorities from 31 European countries.

HERCA’s Working Group on Veterinary Applications is currently looking into the large variation as to how pre-purchase X-ray examinations in Europe are performed on horses. The purpose is to investigate the potential for establishing European standard protocols for equine pre-purchase X-ray examinations. 

This questionnaire is being sent to equine veterinary practices in several European countries. Responses will only be traceable to the respective country; in all other aspects, participation in this survey is completely anonymous.

We kindly request your responses to the following questions. It will take no more than 5 minutes to complete the survey. Thank you for your participation!