The Coggins test is a yearly blood test to screen for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). EIA is a deadly virus in the equid species for which there is no cure. Most boarding facilities, legally for interstate travel, and all shows and public trails require an annual negative Coggins test prior to admission. This practice is for the safety of the entire equine community as it prevents horses from being exposed to this deadly disease. Please visit the American Association of Equine Practitioners website to learn more about what EIA is, how it is spread, and what you can do to protect your horse.
At Northern Lakes Equine Practice we utilize a digital Coggins, meaning no more hand drawn images and no more fear over loosing that coveted original copy. The digital Coggins has photographs of each individual horse and can be emailed directly to you to be saved safely on your computer or smart phone.