Why Does My Horse Need a Coggins Test?
Q.Why does my horse need a Coggins test? He was turned away from a horse show because we didn’t have proof of a current negative Coggins test. Is it really that important?
A.To answer the question directly, you were turned away because it is customary to monitor the serum of horses for antibodies to equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV)—and we use testing to prevent the movement of virus carriers and spread of the infection caused by that lentivirus (a virus that can cause slowly progressive, often fatal animal
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