Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I think coggins is not only a waste of money, but time as well.
They look for the disease Mosquito's can pass along via transfer of blood when they bite. Equine Ifectious Anemia (EIA)
It is a deadly disease, and most horses who get it will end up resulting in death.
An infected horse is dangerous to uninfected horses - that is why the test is manditory.
But why I think it is rediculous - because your vet can draw blood, then the moment the blood is drawn your horse could be bitten by a mosquito and infected......
I hate it, but I have to do it to compete.