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What is the Coggins Test?The test examines your horse’s blood for the contamination of equine infectious anemia antibodies. Only licensed veterinarians can test for it. They must submit the bloodwork to government laboratories. A positive test will be reported to the correct authorities. A negative result is desirable.
Equine Infectious Anemia
Also known as swamp fever, EIA is transmitted through biting insects, such as horseflies. It can also be passed through contaminated needles and dental equipment. This serious condition is contagious and can be fatal. Approximately, 30% to 50% of infected horses will die. Many times, a horse will be put down immediately if tested positive for the virus.
- Refusal to eat
- Weight loss
- Weak/ extreme fatigue
- High fever
- Swelling in legs, chest, and gut
- Irregular heartbeat