EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA
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. Coggins $35 - (please allow for at least a 7 day turn-around for this test) Paper or electronic Coggin's are included in the price.
2. Rush Coggins $55 - This Coggins is anytime less than a typical week turn-around.
3. 2-hour Coggins $85 - This Coggins can only be run on certain days of the week and blood must be drawn in the morning to allow us enough time to deliver the blood to the laboratory.