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post #11 of 22 Old 05-14-2013, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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I just got off the phone with the vet and she tried to change the coggins to send me a new one but because it was processed through some program it's already a done deal. They cannot be changed. I told her I just want to make sure if I show him I won't be questioned. She said if that happens then they can call the office and speak with a receptionist.
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post #12 of 22 Old 05-14-2013, 06:03 PM
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I'd be pretty dissatisfied if my vet couldn't identify a gray horse, but that's a different issue

I know in recognized dressage shows they hire a Technical Delegate who is responsible for making sure all the rules are followed; I suspect the TD could disqualify your horse for the paperwork not matching if he really wanted to, but given that the form includes pictures he'd be unlikely to do so unless he's just a jerk.
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post #13 of 22 Old 05-14-2013, 06:10 PM
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... Sorry to be kinda off topic... But, is pictures on coggins a regional thing? I've never seen coggins with a picture, just a general sketch of markings. Or was I misreading and you meant registration pictures?
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No, my new vet actually takes pictures of the horse and puts them on the coggins. My old vet use to use the yellow paper with the horse diagram at the bottom and pencil in the markings.
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Here in TX (land of horses and zillions of QH's) a coggins will stand as ownership papers when there are no registration papers. So where I am, it has to be correct. Especially if you have a solid colored horse, make them mark hair whorls and scars, too. This paper serves as identification if your horse gets stolen or gets out and someone else claims ownership of the horse (seen this a LOT). Don't let them copy the picture from the year before either. Point out any new permanent spots of hair loss or anything that has changed - especially if you animal doesn't have major markings like a paint for example.

Over here if you tried to enter a horse show or state park - crossed state lines or any other place requiring coggins and had a gray horse and a grulla coggins, no bueno for you. You shall not pass.

Just get it redone - maybe the hassle they go thru will teach them not to let it happen again (and maybe they'll take it upon themselves to learn their colors). These are health papers - they need to be accurate and you paid money for them. It's ok to ask for new ones.

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I just got off the phone with the vet and she tried to change the coggins to send me a new one but because it was processed through some program it's already a done deal. They cannot be changed. I told her I just want to make sure if I show him I won't be questioned. She said if that happens then they can call the office and speak with a receptionist.
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Sorry to hear that. Speaking from an RVT's point of view, a DVM is required to file paperwork correctly (especially when it is a matter of public/ag health and safety/liability) and it is unethical to leave it in error when they are made aware that the information is incorrect no matter how minor. They can do it - they simply won't do it b/c it is a bit time consuming and don't expect you to challenge them.

Color misrepresentation happens quite often - I guess you will have to deal with it the best you can - and you'll probably have no problems and everything will float along until next year. At least the colors on yours are similar so no one would pay much attention. But next year you know to stand over their shoulder and watch them and make sure it is right!! Right?
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Yeah they mislabeled Sky once or forgot one of his markings so I made sure to "review" their document before it went in for processing. It's so important that information matches up.

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This was a clinical visit which means the vet has certain days she's out in certain towns. She only does it on certain days which means she's usually rushed cause she has to get to all the people in that area that day. So she just rushs and on to the next. The farm call is half price during these clinical visits so alot of people participate. This was my first time doing so with this vet so next year ill know what to expect.
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... Sorry to be kinda off topic... But, is pictures on coggins a regional thing? I've never seen coggins with a picture, just a general sketch of markings. Or was I misreading and you meant registration pictures?
The vet can do the drawing or use a photo instead.
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I've never had a coggins with pictures. The markings were always drawn in a diagram horse. The date and result is usually burned into the paper.

I once had a vet who gave me the coggins and never listed "negative" or "positive" on the document. It was just the form stating that it had been done. That was in a rather "hoopy" part of the country though.
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