So What is a Coggins Test Anyway?

The Coggins Test is named after its developer Dr. Jack Coggins. This test was developed to screen for Equine Infectious Anemia. (EIA) EIA, also known as swamp fever, is a chronic wasting disease. Clinical signs include intermittent fever, depression, progressive...

Benner’s Fateful Snack

Benner had nice home in the paddock he shared with his stablemate. One stormy night brought him a fateful snack. The high winds blew a tree down into his paddock. Benner did not know this particular tree was not good for him — in fact it was highly toxic. The...

Lyme’s Disease

Lyme’s disease is caused by the organism Borrelia Burgdorferri.  This disease is most commonly transmitted by the deer tick during a blood meal.  Small rodents serve as the reservoir for these bacteria.  The tick feeds on the rodent and then transmits it to the horse...

Vaccinations

The vaccination needs of horses can vary depending on the age, use and location of the horse. In Georgia it is recommend that at a minimum, every horse over the age of 6 months recieve a vaccine for Eastern and Western Equine encephalitis, tetanus, West Nile Virus,...

Dentistry

Routine dental care is a very important part caring for a horse that is often over looked. Horses teeth should be checked by a veterinarian every 6-12 months and floated as needed. Horses teeth continue to errupt over their entire lifetime and the majority of horses...