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  • My horse hasnt had a coggins
  • Can two coggins prove ownership

 
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    07-21-2011, 12:05 AM
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I'm in Illinois and ours had to go to Texas. But I had to search thru vets to find one willing to really push it
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    07-21-2011, 09:41 AM
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What respectable horse owner does not pull a coggins in 3 years? Even if the horse hasn't left the property in that time. I don't care if my horse hasn't been anywhere in 5 years, I still pull a coggins every year.

If it has been 3 years for a coggins consider what else hasn't been done for the horse. What about the horse's teeth? When was the last time that was done? What about other vaccinations? You said the horse needs a rabies shot, so I would think its safe to assume the horse needs others as well. You may want to reconsider this purchase. If you really want this horse I would ask the owner to get a coggins and get the horse up to date on all of its vaccinations. You should not have to pay a dime. These type of things are standard when buying a horse! If she isn't willing to do it then walk away. You'll find another horse.
     
    07-21-2011, 09:59 AM
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I totally agree with Poco here, a coggins can be done over night if you want to pay all the extra fees. (Fed ex goes to and from even remote places.)


A horse not having a current coggins when you are looking really isn't a red flag to me. The coggins can be done during the PPE.

What is a red flag is the selling being pushy and making your rush.
     
    07-21-2011, 11:20 AM
  #14
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Originally Posted by wetrain17    
What respectable horse owner does not pull a coggins in 3 years? Even if the horse hasn't left the property in that time. I don't care if my horse hasn't been anywhere in 5 years, I still pull a coggins every year.

If it has been 3 years for a coggins consider what else hasn't been done for the horse. What about the horse's teeth? When was the last time that was done? What about other vaccinations? You said the horse needs a rabies shot, so I would think its safe to assume the horse needs others as well. You may want to reconsider this purchase. If you really want this horse I would ask the owner to get a coggins and get the horse up to date on all of its vaccinations. You should not have to pay a dime. These type of things are standard when buying a horse! If she isn't willing to do it then walk away. You'll find another horse.
I didn't have a coggins pulled on my horse when he wasn't leaving the property, and I did all the vacs myself. He was at a show barn but didn't show, so all the horses who left the property had coggins pulled, and as long as they were negative the BO wasn't too concerned.

However now that I trail ride more, horses are required to have current coggins on them at all times when on state property (aka trails) so he does have a current one this year. My new BO also requires it.
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    07-21-2011, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by wetrain17    
What respectable horse owner does not pull a coggins in 3 years? Even if the horse hasn't left the property in that time. I don't care if my horse hasn't been anywhere in 5 years, I still pull a coggins every year.
I think I'm pretty respectable, and I haven't had a coggins pulled on my 25 y/o for the last several years, because he's retired and never leaves the farm.

The other two horses get one every year, because they're going to be out in public.

So if the other two continue to come up negative, I'm pretty sure the oldster is, too.

He does get all his vaccinations, just no coggins.
     
    07-21-2011, 11:38 AM
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Coggins are a snap shot in time. People who don't leave their propertys or get around strange horses don't really have a need for a coggins. If you like the horse have one drawn and take the horse.
     
    07-21-2011, 11:45 AM
  #17
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Well im not going to even waste my time and go down there because it seems to be way too stressful and the lady seems weird. So im deciding against on going down there. Especailly since I've been talking to this lady for almost 3 weeks now and I just so happend to ask if he had coggins and everythign else done. (i kinda figured everythign would of been done) and she said no. I hope she didnt assume I was going to be paying for that....anyway thanks for the help though guys.
     
    07-21-2011, 11:46 AM
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The buyer paying for a coggins is not out of line.

You will need papers to move the horse and a current coggins is part of that.
     
    07-21-2011, 11:50 AM
  #19
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In TX you have to have a neg Coggins:
1) change of ownership
2) showing
3) racing
4) boarding
5) riding on equestrian trails
6) any horse stabled within 200 yds of horses belonging to someone else

So, basically you just gotta have it tested! Unless you are taking it to slaughter. If you really like the horse, then I would pay to have it done and quickly!!..
     

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