coggins test
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

coggins test

This is a discussion on coggins test within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • How long is a coggins test good for in the state of PA
  • Is coggins cureable

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-20-2010, 12:04 AM
  #1
Pro
Weanling
coggins test

We are going to breed our mare Dixie this spring for the second time. The stallion is a Morgan and he has never been offered to the public because he is only 3. The owner of the stud is requesting a coggins test. I've talked to a few people around here with some top performance stallions, and they think its crazy to ask for this. I'm unfamiliar with a coggins test as I never cross the boarder with my horses. Any information and/or thoughts on this would be a big help.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-20-2010, 12:15 AM
  #2
Green Broke
The Coggins test checks for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). EIA is not curable and often leads to death. It is spread by horseflies so if your horse has been bitten by a horsefly that has recently bitten an infected horse, your horse could get EIA. Many horses don't show symptoms and look perfectly healthy, yet still carry the virus. Coggins test are required at shows and trail rides, so why would the breeder not want one? He is putting his horse at risk by not asking for one. Anytime your horse is going to be around other strange horses, it should be required that a current coggins is in hand. It can save your horses life.
     
    01-20-2010, 07:39 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Coggins are kind of controversial, I think it is not out of the ordinary to ask for a coggins before the horse is moved, most board barns ask for it before you bring a new horse, and shows require that you have a current year negative coggins, however it is only good the day it is drawn.
     
    01-20-2010, 07:51 AM
  #4
Showing
A coggins is a mandatory requirement at every horse show; public trail; organized trailride; most, if not all boarding stables; auctions; crossing any state line; etc. that I'm aware of. Every breeder that I know requires it and it is only valid for 1 year. Every spring I have my vet out to give shots and pull blood.

The controversy around it's significance is, as QHDragon said, that it is really only good on the day it's pulled since a horse can become affected moments after their blood is drawn.
     
    01-21-2010, 07:27 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I think by law if you cross state lines you have to have one. You mentioned in your post that you were crossing a state line that you called a border.
     
    01-21-2010, 08:30 PM
  #6
Pro
Weanling
Thanks everyone.

Churumbeque I said "I'm unfamiliar with a coggins test as I *never* cross the boarder with my horses." I was asking about a breeder requiring one.
Sorry if I was unclear.
     
    01-22-2010, 01:02 AM
  #7
Banned
I'm assuming that you're shipping your mare for a live cover....in this case I think its perfectly reasonable. They will be housing your mare while she is bred, and don't want any of their horses at risk. If they're simply shipping semen to you, I would think that's a little wierd.
     
    01-22-2010, 01:24 AM
  #8
Started
She should be asking for all your horses vet records as well as a coggins. Any you should be asking for hers.

If you've bred you mare before I would get the vet to make sure she dosent have any STDs.

We have coggins drawn every year, no matter what. If you horse test positive I think you have to wait, have the barn quaranteened and do a retest, If its still positive you have to put the horse down.
     
    01-22-2010, 01:35 AM
  #9
Started
Around here, I've never heard of anyone needing a coggins unless they are coming from out of state. When we move horses from one boarding barn to another, they just need the current health record, make sure the horse is updated on shots, and wormed, and overall healthy. Same with all the shows I've done. And I did do a show at an international equestrian center in my area, and they didn't ask for a coggins. But I don't think that its unreasonable for the stallions owner to want to take as many precautions as possible.
     
    01-22-2010, 01:49 AM
  #10
Pro
Weanling
Thanks everyone for your help. It's just new to me because I've done lots with my horses including breeding, small shows and kept my horses at different barns and it's never been required anywhere around here.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about blood for a coggins test. orangetictac Horse Health 2 05-01-2009 10:59 PM
what exactly is a coggins? Jubilee Rose Horse Health 15 02-19-2009 12:28 PM
Vaccine and coggins test price in NW AL sunsetv Horse Health 0 01-25-2009 12:41 AM
coggins? Dvine Horse Health 4 08-31-2008 11:22 PM
coggins test sempre_cantando Horse Health 1 07-15-2008 08:30 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0