If horses you are buying are near a place where there has been an outbreak, I would ask that a fresh coggins be pulled.There has been an outbreak in Arizona. Some of the mustangs they bring in to train in Florence at the prison tested positive. Fortunately that is a few hours away from me but as we are buying two horses that's the first question I ask.
Be glad if it has not arrived down under....yet.I'm from Australia and I'd never heard of the Coggin's test before, and none of our horses have had it (the test I mean). Is the disease only in the US?
There has been an outbreak in Arizona. Some of the mustangs they bring in to train in Florence at the prison tested positive. Fortunately that is a few hours away from me but as we are buying two horses that's the first question I ask.
Slightly off subject, but I just saw on the news certain states have an outbreak of EEE (eastern equine encephalitis) which is potentially fatal to humans? I have not researched it yet, but the states are providing free bug spray to prevent mosquito bites.
With mustangs being overpopulated and testing positive for EIA, it seems nature is taking care of the problem on its own. Now we have to worry about keeping our horses safe with the capture and transport of mustangs or any others within the vicinity of them.
In this day and age, aspirin wouldn't even be approved. Not enough money in it, or if they did approve it, it would 50 bucks a tablet. And, if I did choose to chew on white willow bark instead, I'm sure there would be plenty out there stating that it's not FDA approved so no sure thing that it even works.It has been a bad year for EEE in New England, with horse deaths and human deaths in MA and CT: https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2...mosquito-borne-risk-new-england-massachusetts
Lots of discussion about why there is a horse vaccine but not a human one (and let’s not get started on why there is no human Lyme vaccine or effective treatment). If it’s not profitable for big pharma then we can forget it...