Clara Mason, DVM

44 Cloverleaf Street
Winfield, WV 25213

(304)340-1401

claramasondvm.com

EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA


COGGIN'S TEST

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a diseased transmitted primarily by biting flies and some mosquitos.This disease occurs when the biting insect transmits the blood meal between the infected horse and the unaffected horse. EIA causes extreme lethargy and anemia and eventually death. EIA is NOT contagious to humans or other animals.

                                           There is no vaccine to prevent EIA.  

Instead, we have a reliable test called a Coggins test (named for Dr. Coggins who designed the test). Testing involves a licensed federally accredited veterinarian to drawl a few ml's of blood from your horse, draw your horse's markings on a Coggins sheet to accurately identify him/her and finally the blood is sent to an accredited lab in the USA to be run. Once a negative test is confirmed by the lab, the Coggins sheet is stamped with a DATE and ACCESSION Number. The Coggins is then mailed back to the veterinarian and then your original copy of the test is mailed to you.  This process normally takes up to one week. It is possible to obtain a RUSH Coggin's (less than 1 week) for a slightly higher charge.  

Please see prices below.  

**Please note: most lab samples are sent via FEDEX or MAIL.  Keep this in mind when scheduling a Coggins test around weekends and holidays.

Coggins Charges for 2018

1.  Paper Coggin's $35 - This is the standard drawing on a Coggin's form. (please allow for at least a 7 day turn-around for this test)  

2. Electronic Coggin's $40 - An electronic Coggin's is a Coggin's test that is an actual photograph of your horse rather than a drawing. It is also emailed to you rather than sent through the mail.  You can print them at home or at the horse show if you forget your to travel with your Coggin's.

3. Rush Coggin's $55 - This Coggin's is anytime less than a typical week turn-around.

4. 2-hour Coggin's $85 - This Coggin's can only be run on certain days of the week (Mon-Fri) and blood must be drawn in the morning to allow us enough time to deliver the blood to the laboratory.
HEALTH CERTIFICATES

Health Certificates of CVI's are federal forms that are filled out by a Federally Accredited Veterinarian.  These certificates allow for travel into another area of the state or into another state or providence or country.  In order to obtain a health certificate, your horse must have a current negative Coggin's, a normal body temperature (no fever) and your horse must meet the state requirements for whichever state your horse is traveling.  These requirements can be located at the APHIS website.  Standard Health Certificates are good for 30 days only.  
30-Day Health Certificates are $22

  We now offer a 6 month Travel PASSPORT Health Certificate!
This Passport Health Certificate is a Federal HC, however it is recognized in 38 states only.  Locally, it is not recognized in Ohio.  The 6-month Travel Passport is ideal for a horse and owner that travels often on a show or trail ride circuit or for those that don't want to plan to travel out of state until the last minute. Your horse must have a current negative Coggin's that will not expire during the 6 month period of the Passport and you must allow 10 days to obtain the Passport. 
6-month Health Certificates are $75