2022 Spring Coggins Clinic

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Some of you may want to know what is a Coggins? A Coggins test is performed by a veterinarian where he will draw blood from the horse to test to see if it has Equine Infectious Anemia. After the blood has been analyzed at a lab, the owner will receive notification if the test is positive or negative. This report is good for one year from the date the horse was tested.

So the second question may be what is Equine Infectious Anemia? Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a bloodborne viral disease with varying symptoms and prognosis. The symptoms range from fever, confusion, and possibly death. Some horses may not show any kind of symptoms but still be a carrier of EIA. If a horse tests positive for EIA, then it either needs to be kept at least 200 yards from the other horses or be euthanized.

EIA is spread through biting flies. The flies will bite an infected horse with EIA and then bite another horse. Other ways  a horse can be infected is through the use of  used needles and syringes, mare to foal transmission in-utero, or through natural breeding of mares and stallions.

Horse Shows require proof of a negative Coggins test.

Clay County Trails and Rails 4-H Horse Club

is sponsoring a Coggins Clinic:

Saturday March 19, 2022

10:00 until 2:00

Shooting Creek Arena

1717 Old Hwy 64E, Hayesville  NC 28904

Bring you horse by to find out if your horse has Equine Infectious Anemia. If you have any questions in regards to the Coggins Clinic, please call

Tiffany Harrison, 4-H Leader, 828-361-9561

Price List:

Coggins test: $22

Dental Floats (include sedation):  $150

Health Certificate (6 months):  $40

Regular Vaccines: at discounted prices

Whiskey River Animal

Dr. Brittany Beil, DVM

Source for article: What is a Coggins Test? by Brittani Kirkland