Ulla Salzgeber has filed a suit against the Haupt- und Landgestüt Neustad/Dosse, so she states on her facebook page. Her reason: DSP Quintus. On November 13, 2015, she bought the Quaterback son at the auction “Schaufenster der Besten” for 65,000 Euro. After roughly four weeks Quintus became lame. Veterinarian Dr. Rüdiger Brems then had a look at the CD with the X-rays and the examination report with the written statement of the auction’s veterinarian Dr. Köhler. The report stated that the horse had no previous illnesses. Both the report and the CD had been provided by the auction. Dr. Brehms noticed that there were no X-rays on the CD and requested the auction’s veterinarian to send him all X-rays they had taken of Quintus. The X-rays of the horse’s back dated February, 2014 showed partly overlapping spinal processes that showed a considerable sclerotherapy.
Salzgeber furthermore states that new X-rays were taken immediately in order to make sure that the X-rays really showed Quintus, because she could not believe the diagnosis. However, despite the new X-rays, the findings stayed the same. Since Christmas 2015, so Salzgeber says she tried -at first on her own, then with the help of her lawyer- to achieve an amicable settlement with the Haupt-und Landgestüt Neustadt/Dosse; but there was no outcome to her efforts since the Haupt-and Landgestüt did not respond. Therefore, Salzgeber now filed a suit.