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post #1 of 19 Old 07-20-2011, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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No coggins? Help!

Well the horse I've been waiting almost 2 weeks to see has no coggins. She said he was negitive for it 3 years ago when she bought him and she said she doesn't do the coggins since he is never off her property. What should I do? I mean I know when and if I do buy him he needs to have it done but what to yall think?
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post #2 of 19 Old 07-20-2011, 07:45 PM
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If you otherwise like the horse then tell her you'll take him pending the coggins.


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Agree; I mean not that a coggins is entirely accurate, since its only accurate for when the blood was drawn and not necessarily for since it has been drawn, but I digress.

Coggins are like 30 bucks, its not a HUGE financial burden.....I would even say if the current owner pays the trip fee, you will pay for the test, pending a negative result (meaning if it comes back positive, you don't pay them back).
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Well I'm kinda stressing because he is an hour and 40 mins away. He needs a recent rabies shot (which I don't know if he has a recent one done) his coggins and interstate health papers so he can go into another state. So I'm kinda stressed out because the lady is leaving next thursday and if I like him I want to get his shots and him out of there so I don't get scammed out of money. That's what I'm really worried about
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A doctor needs to give a rabies shot, so record of this should be on file at his veterinarian. A coggins doesn't take a whole lot, like someone else said pay for it and then if it comes back neg take the horse.

A horse testing neg on their coggins 3 years ago means nothing and it won't matter when you try to cross county lines -- it has to be current.
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Sounds to me like the woman is trying to rush you into buying. I would pass because there is no way that you will be able to get a coggins report in exactly 1 week. Makes me think something else is up with the horse.....did you have a vet out to do a PPE?
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I would never take a horse without a current coggins. You all DO know what happens if a horse happens to test positive, don't you? I would never invest feelings, time or money on a horse until I KNEW it wasn't going to be euthanized for this disease.

Anyhow, a horse cannot cross state lines, or be boarded anywhere without a current coggins...which is usually asked for by the facility's owners.... BEFORE IT goes there


So if the OP is boarding at a facility other than her own farm, she will need a coggins.


And if you take that horse across state lines without a coggins, or try to....you may find yourself in a heap of legal trouble.

I agree with tblvr....sounds like the owner is in an awfully big hurry to sell this horse, rather than paying for the small fee it costs to have a coggins drawn, and waiting days/weeks it takes for the test results....

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Sounds to me like the woman is trying to rush you into buying. I would pass because there is no way that you will be able to get a coggins report in exactly 1 week. Makes me think something else is up with the horse.....did you have a vet out to do a PPE?
That's not true. I got my last coggins in 2 - 3 days. You have to pay extra to overnight it to the nearest lab and then have the lab fax the results to the vet immediately.
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That's not true. I got my last coggins in 2 - 3 days. You have to pay extra to overnight it to the nearest lab and then have the lab fax the results to the vet immediately.
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I guess it depends on how close you are to the lab and when you do it....I needed to get my horse out in a hurry at my last boarding place (like he hadn't been fed in three days type hurry), and I even paid extra so that I could have a copy emailed to me directly so I could email it to the new BO. It still took 10 days because I had it done on a Friday. It was much faster than the three weeks it takes normally, but that's still 10 days!
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