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Admissions Policy

Coggins test

  • All horses admitted to the hospital must have proof of a negative Coggins test for Equine Infectious Anemia within the past year.
  • If a horse arrives at the hospital without a current Coggins test, one must be submitted before the animal can be discharged.

Communicable diseases

  • Special consideration for initial workup and housing locations should be given prior to unloading all animals with histories that suggest they may have a communicable disease (signs of viral respiratory disease, anemia without a current negative Coggins test, diarrhea, high fever, neutropenia, rabies, etc.).
  • Animals with histories or physical signs strongly suggestive of a disease requiring restriction or isolation should be unloaded directly into the appropriate area, preventing possible contamination of central use areas.

Dermatological problems

  • Grooming utensils for animals with dermatological problems must be kept at the individual's stall and cleaned and disinfected before being returned to general use