Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Florida, the sunshine state.
Positive Coggins Test
Let me first say that no, my horse did not get a positive coggins test. When I bought my gelding, he came with no paperwork, and she did not have a current coggins since she had only just bought him from someone else whom she claims the coggins was expired. I figured, whatever, there are no other horses at my house and none around for at least a mile or two...
I sent my horse to a trainer recently, and furnished a negative coggins beforehand. Only today did it dawn on me, how irresponsible it was that I did not ask to see a current coggins on each of the horses at their location. Then I wondered, what really happens when a horse does get the disease? I googled it, and this woman's story popped up in the results, http://beyondthefenceline.m.webs.com/site/mobile?dm_path=%2Fpositivecoggins.htm&fw_sig_permi ssions=none&fw_sig_premium=1&fw_sig_permission_lev el=0&fw_sig_social=1&fw_sig_api_key=522b0eedffc137 c934fc7268582d53a1&fw_sig_session_key=3ce462d50c59 c6a92dcd44a7ec70269dc99ba034527adc93f7530f894f1b80 cf-59820394&fw_sig=bc3d45e716da94b7c5debba1bbbed40b&f w_sig_is_admin=0&fw_sig_site=59820394&fw_sig_time= 1356897560140&fw_sig_tier=1&fw_sig_url=http://beyondthefenceline.webs.com/&fw_sig_access_token=f17eb5e04c14f6a495cc9da9fb177 439dd5d4818&fw_sig_potential_abuse=1&fb_sig_networ k=fw#0031
Alright, that link was huge. Anyways, I read her story and my heart went out to her. It's awful what the state forces you to do to your loved one when they have this disease. I understand its for the well being of all other horses, and I certainly would be very stressed (not to mention I would send my horse away for a while) if I was notified of another horse in my area with this disease.
Has anyone ever aquired or owned a horse with this disease?
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