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A Coggins test is taken to ensure that a horse does not have Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). EIA testing requirements vary by state, so it is important to have an updated Coggins test before travel. Horses seen by our veterinarians typically get a Coggins test done once per year.

Please check with us or the state you are traveling to for requirements for travel between states-since they may change. All health certificates for horses leaving from New York and Connecticut require a copy of a negative Coggins test.

Some states that include a 6 month or less negative Coggins test requirement are the following:

  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Hawaii (3 months)
  • Idaho
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • Oregon (also requires a permit)
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Guam (3 months)
  • Puerto Rico

Since Coggins tests and health certificates take time to be processed by the lab and by the veterinarian, please plan accordingly and give ample time for the testing and paperwork to be completed before travel.

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