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post #1 of 15 Old 07-29-2013, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Proof of Coggins Testing?

I am taking in a horse that the owner couldn't afford to feed anymore.

I was told that her coggins are current, but is there a way to prove it? I guess a piece of paper or something?
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-29-2013, 01:47 AM
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The owner gets a paper that shows the results. The test is usually done once a year. If you are concerned, have the vet do another test. You really should have a vet look over any horse you're considering taking on anyway.

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post #3 of 15 Old 07-29-2013, 08:01 AM
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1. Ditto having a vet examine the horse and draw blood for a new coggins test, as the report will come back with your name on it.

2. Ask the person giving you the horse for the certificate.

3. You might be able to get a copy from the vet. The vet that drew blood for the test may, or may not, have a copy on file. You might be able to get a copy from the vet.

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post #4 of 15 Old 07-29-2013, 06:39 PM
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Agreeing with what was said earlier.

I'd insist on getting a full vet check. A "free horse" can be very expensive if he's got health issues.

Good luck and let us know how how it goes if you get him.
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post #5 of 15 Old 07-29-2013, 06:39 PM
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If you are assisting her by taking the horse, the least she can do is give you a copy of the test. If she doesnt have one, the vet clinic can provide you with another copy.
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post #6 of 15 Old 07-30-2013, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the answers! My computer glitched when I posted so I didn't even think it had really posted XD

The former owner didn't have any copies or anything so I'm just going to get a vet to come out and do a coggins test along with a check up.

I picked her up today. Had a contract made with the owners so that this is a trial type period. If she has some major health condition then she can be given back.

Although I will admit to being totally smitten. She is sweet, but also has a spirited little spark to her. Something I positively adore.

Once again thanks for the replies, *hugs* !
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post #7 of 15 Old 07-30-2013, 12:14 AM
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As an aside the state gets a copy as well but pulling a new one is inexpensive and easy.
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-30-2013, 01:11 AM
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Just curious what a coggins normally costs?
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post #9 of 15 Old 07-30-2013, 01:15 AM
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Just curious what a coggins normally costs?
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Depends on your area & vet. My vet only charges $30. Although there's also the $50 farm call fee... Still not bad considering what it could be *shrug*
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post #10 of 15 Old 07-30-2013, 09:21 AM
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well too late now, but it is boo coo illegal to put a horse on a public road in NC without a current coggins in hand. Not sure about SC. each states laws are a bit different.

Looks like SC law only mandates it if you are bringing the horse into the state, or taking the horse to a public horse place or private area with horses from multiple owners. Similar to VA law.

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