Starting April 15th, 2020, all veterinarians and laboratories must use USDA/USAHA approved EIA/Coggins test forms for regulatory compliance. The USDA has granted official approval of VetSentry’s digital EIA tests for the new requirements.
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Horse owners are more likely than other livestock owners to routinely move their animals across state lines to shows, events, and even for breeding purposes. During the spring through fall season, and even through the winter months in the southern states, veterinary practices can be overwhelmed with the paperwork required to complete a Coggins test at a lab. At Vet Sentry, we provide EIA certificates for Coggins that are easy for vets and labs to generate and easy for horse owners to retain for their records.
Today, thanks to the innovations offered by Vet Sentry, vets can provide a digital copy of the EIA (Equine Infectious Anemia) form, also known as a Coggins form, to an approved laboratory. This replaces the cumbersome Coggins test and form that has traditionally been submitted using paper copies.
Our EIA Coggins digital forms are easy to complete and ensure that all required fields are completed for each horse health certificate. Our system even flags any incomplete eCVI or electronic Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, providing a clear indication of completion and submission of reports. The forms prompt staff to fill in the necessary areas of the form.
Intuitive, easy, and taking just minutes to complete for each horse tested, digital copies of the equine health certificate form can be immediately placed in your customer’s file, ensuring the horse is tested to stay within compliance for interstate travel. The forms are also available as templates, reducing the data entry needed with each test and visit. To check for compliance with all current movement of livestock across state lines, review https://www.interstatelivestock.com/.
All of our certificates are meet equine health certificate requirements by state, ensuring all data is entered. The Coggins certificate cannot be submitted with missing data as the software prevents the submission, eliminating the problems that often require a new eCVI and even a new blood test if the thirty-day limit has been exceeded.
Fully compliant with VS Guidance 15201.1, which has been in place since April 12, 2020, the Vet Sentry Coggins form and equine health certificate form saves your clinic and staff both time and money.
To find out more about the online EIA Coggins offered by Vet Sentry, call us today at 320-334-2875.
A Coggins test is a blood test to screen for the presence of Equine Infectious Anemia, or EIA. The test is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay which is done at an approved laboratory under very specific testing conditions and requirements.
Both are terms for the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test used on horses, mules, and donkeys.
A Coggins test is used to determine if a horse, donkey, or mule is positive for the virus Equine Infectious Anemia. Horses that test positive have the virus for life. Some are asymptomatic while others can have a range of health problems and can also die from the virus. It is spread between horses through the bite of horse flies or stable flies.
The requirements for Coggins testing vary by state, but most require annual testing if the horse is being transported. Coggins tests are considered good for six months.
This will depend on the specifics of the state you live in or the state to which you are planning to transport the horse. Your vet should be able to provide specific information, but also check the show or event requirements and https://www.interstatelivestock.com/.
Once the vet has drawn blood from the horse, it is sent to an approved laboratory for testing. Most labs will have results returned to the vet and/or horse owner within five business days. If travel is required before then, labs can rush the results for an additional fee. Digital EIG Coggins provides faster results.
Coming into all states and across borders, it is required to have a Coggins test for each horse being transported. Depending on the state, owners can face fines of up to $25,000 or more per horse.
A licensed veterinarian must complete the collection of the blood, a physical examination of the horse, and take pictures of the horse as part of the testing process.