Horse shows and county fairs require that horses entered in competitions or those that are stabled on the grounds possess a negative Coggins test
The One Source Horse site may also be used by veterinarians, farriers and other equine professionals to store and share information with their clients, such as vaccination appointments, Coggins test
results and MRI files.
A current, simple agar-gel immunodiffusion test, historically known as the Coggins Test
, is required by virtually all states for horses crossing state boundaries.
DUE to recent cases of swamp fever in Ireland, the Horseracing Regulatory Authority and British Horseracing Board have devised a protocol that all runners from Ireland will need to have a negative Coggins test
, which checks for antibodies in the horse's blood, prior to being allowed to race in Britain.
A certificate, dated no more than 30 days prior to the race and showing a negative Coggins Test
result, must accompany the horse at all times.
It's the Coggins test
, and horse owners who take their horses to shows, races, or other events where horses congregate should not leave home without one.
Ann Cullinane, head of virology at the Irish Equine Centre, will then discuss the topical subject of Equine Infectious Anaemia, or swamp fever, and the importance of the Coggins test
note: This is why horses require a yearly Coggins test
if they are going to be moved off the premises.
Any animals who came into contact with a positive case have undergone up to seven Coggins Tests
according to Myers, who added: "Every ten days for 60 days after exposure, a Coggins Test
was carried out on an individual animal and the final test on 90 days before clearance.
A Coggins test
is done to determine if your horse has Equine Infectious Anemia, more commonly called Swamp Fever.
If a horse is not being sold with a negative Coggins test
, do not purchase it.
Dillon added: "Once the 90 days are up for horses clear of the Coggins Test
, it's my understanding that the Department of Agriculture will lift restrictions on them.