Archive for February 2011

New Coggins Guidelines from VDACS

February 17, 2011

A WORD TO HORSE OWNERS: REGULATIONS REQUIRE A COGGINS TEST FOR ALL EVENTS WHERE HORSES GATHER Contact:  Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686 The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announced today that effective March 2, 2011, an updated regulation will take effect regarding the Coggins test for equine infectious anemia. The updated regulation specifies that [...]

EEE surge blamed on economy

February 1, 2011

Cases increase from 0 to 55 in one year; state vet says owners are skimping on vaccinations Jan 1, 2011 By: Chris Sweeney DVM NEWSMAGAZINE LANSING, MICH. — The effects of Michigan’s woeful economy are far reaching. State unemployment is in the double digits, industries have been gutted, and horse owners may be failing to properly [...]