Coggins test


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Coggins test

the agar-gel, double diffusion immunodiffusion test for detection of antibodies to equine infectious anemia virus.
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To identify EIA, veterinarians perform a Coggins test to screen for indicative antibodies.
It is the least severe of all three types, and many people may not realize that the horse has contracted the virus until a Coggins test is performed.
More specifically, they should not transport their horses without proof of a negative Coggins test.
Some equine veterinary practitioners and horse organizations across the state are holding special clinics and other events for shots and Coggins tests.
A Coggins test is done to determine if your horse has Equine Infectious Anemia, more commonly called Swamp Fever.
If a horse is not being sold with a negative Coggins test, do not purchase it.
Dillon added: "Once the 90 days are up for horses clear of the Coggins Test, it's my understanding that the Department of Agriculture will lift restrictions on them.
More horses are being moved around the country during racing, breeding, sale and show season, and owners need to pay close attention to health regulations, especially when it comes to keeping a current Coggins test.
FOLLOWING the recent outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA), or swamp fever, in Ireland, all horses entered in the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales, whether from Ireland, Britain or elsewhere, must have a negative Coggins test to be eligible.
THE Animal Health Trust in Newmarket has geared up to receive the large number of samples likely to be generated by horses requiring a negative Coggins test as a result of the recent outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia (swamp fever) in Ireland.
The test, called a Coggins test, can be performed at the Irish Equine Centre.
DBS will require all horses arriving on its grounds to be accompanied by a negative Coggins test, certifying that they have tested for the disease, which is also known as swamp fever.