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31310 Woodhaven Trail
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

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651-258-4050 office
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651-222-0885 Twin Cities


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Health Certificates and Coggins Testing

Health Certificates

If you are planning to travel out of state, contact CVS to schedule an appointment for a health exam, to have blood drawn for a coggins test, and to acquire information for the health certificate. Most states require proof of a negative coggins test as well as a health certificate to enter their state. When the coggins test is determined negative, we will issue the health certificate with the accurate information. The certificate verifies that the doctor has examined your horse and deems that your horse was healthy and free from obvious infectious diseases at the time of the exam. The health certificate is valid for 30 days from the date of the health inspection.

Please know that if you are stopped without the appropriate paper work, you could be fined and/or your horse quarantined until a vet can get a coggins test run and a health certificate written. Traveling without proper paper work can be very expensive, so please plan ahead. 


Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Coggins Testing

At this time, there is no cure or vaccine to prevent Equine Infectious Anemia. EIA is a serious viral disease that has become a world wide threat. If a horse tests positive a second test is performed. The USDA requires a positive horse to be quarantined or euthanized. This viral disease is similar to AIDS in humans. It affects the horse’s immune system, which leads to secondary infections that may cause death.
Testing is required for interstate travel. Wisconsin requires a negative coggins test within the current year and Minnesota requires a negative test within one year of the current date. Ask the show coordinator, sale barn or shipper, ahead of time to check their current requirements.

CVS is a certified EIA lab. On short notice, we can run the ELISA test and provide you with the results within 24 hours. However, the cost is more expensive. With notice, we can perform an AGID test for results within a few days. You may pick up the completed forms at the clinic or we can mail them to you. It is convenient to have the blood drawn when we give your horses their spring vaccinations. If a new test is needed, you can haul the horse into our clinic or Dr. Winter will come to your place. Health certificates are required to cross state lines. Before traveling with your horse call CVS to get the appropriate information and paper work.

Click here to view the HC-EIA Regulations by state.


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