Equine Infectious Anemia | Coggins Test // Versatile Horsemanship


in today’s video we’re going to talk
about equine infectious anemia also known as a Coggins test today we have
dr. Leah Reed from the Animal Medical Center and she’s going to talk about the
importance of your horse getting an annual Coggins test if you’re new here
my name is brandi and this channel is all about horses in my journey with
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anything so I’m here with dr. Leah Reed from the Animal Medical Center can you
explain to me what is a Coggins test yeah good question good question
so a Condon’s test is testing for equine infectious anemia and this is the
disease it’s caused by a virus that’s transmitted through blood sucking
mosquitos and I think it can you know other other blood sucking insects it is
not contagious from horse to horse unless there’s a mosquito that wants to
bite neighboring horses so it can’t be you know horse sneezes or anything like
that it is disease that we have no specific treatment for we have no
vaccine for equine infectious anemia and the only way that we can find horses is
by testing them that’s really the only way that we can contain this disease is
testing for it and any horses that are positive go get to live in a special
little area away from other horses because I don’t want to put other horses
at risk okay okay and how often how often should horses be tested for this
at least annually and the comments form because it’s a legal document and it’s
often Coggins is redrawn if a horse changes ownership because it’s it can be
proof of ownership okay there’s there’s other reasons to use the form because
it’s kind of a legal document okay but at least annually there is you know if
you’re going to be traveling with your horses and you need to make sure that
you have a Coggins up to date you need to check with your state you live in
you’re traveling from state to state and requirements may change sometimes a
Coggins is good from the date it was drawn to the data was drawn other times
it’s good from a calendar year okay so okay well in my experience with all the
horse shows and stuff that we’ve traveled to we need to have a current
Coggins for that particular year and there’s also a lot of boarding
facilities and such that require the current calendar year even if you just
had your Coggins drawn four months ago you still need to have it redone if it’s
a new year and some people actually I found require them every six months
ultimately if your horse is positive yeah I’ve heard that there was about a
like a five mile radius or something like that for for transmission now does
the horse end up with any symptoms or anything like that or is it strictly
like the only way to find out is through blood tests yeah so if a horse is
positive and we don’t know it and they the the virus ends up causing this you
know specific disease then ultimately what’s going to happen in you fever you
know are addictive process they’re not going to be eating but the key is that
it’s equine infectious anemia okay this is a virus that is going to ultimately
reside they’re not going to any blood okay so that’s part of why they get kind
of you know you don’t want to eat think
about donating blood blood in your kind of oh you know it’s kind of that kind of
that same feeling okay is there any kind of medication that can help them with
the with the disease at all or just they are how they are if they’re if they’re
positive and symptomatic supportive care okay fluid therapy but really there’s no
specific treatment that will fix the disease kill the wires and make the part
okay interesting okay well thank you dr. Leah Reid don’t forget to comment below
and let me know if you’ve had any experience with equine infectious anemia
thanks so much for watching bye


100 Responses

  1. JB Jumper -

    May 18, 2019 3:23 am

    OMG the colt is so cute! 😍😍😍 I really thought he was gonna be a chestnut when he was born but he is sure starting to look like a pally isn’t he!

  2. ShelbyRules5678

    May 18, 2019 3:27 am

    At first the thumbnail threw me way off!!! I saw coggins and the baby foal. I thought she contracted the disease and was sick!! Thankfully the first few se ones cleared my heart attack!

  3. Caroline Johnson

    May 18, 2019 3:28 am

    We want to see the baby up and jumpin’ around mama. Please post the two of them as soon as you can.

  4. Amaya Fuller

    May 18, 2019 3:29 am

    Surprisingly the only horse show that is somewhat near me that requires a coggin's test is in Quebec(I'm in Nova Scotia) and it is because the horse is leaving the province. All the local shows only require proof of vaccines.

  5. Lisa Gay

    May 18, 2019 3:29 am

    Hi.i.see.baby.so,beautiful. And.mom.so.beautiful. tooπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‰πŸ˜„πŸ’–πŸ’–

  6. All Thumbs

    May 18, 2019 3:30 am

    Awwwwe! That must be Nika’s foal! He looks like mom, very pretty palomino and so mellow. Eagerly awaiting more videos of Nika and son!

  7. Karen Kasberg

    May 18, 2019 3:30 am

    Oh my goodness, the colt is stunning just like his momma. Love this channel 🐴β™₯️

  8. Jessica Gray

    May 18, 2019 3:31 am

    Oh my lord look at that smoochable baby muzzle!! I could snuggle that little guy all day! Mine is 4 weeks old, he’s a golden champagne with green eyes 😍

  9. Connie Zapiain

    May 18, 2019 3:33 am

    Does this disease make the horse sick? And they have it the rest of their lives! That’s a horrible disease. Then they have to be by themselves and away from their herd!? So informative.
    Seeing Nikia and Baby in the background makes my heart happy! Baby is just bee-u-tea-full!! I’m mean seriously! How are they doing? Can’t wait to see more. I’m sure your trying to catch up on all your work after devoting so much time to *waiting*. Glad everything is going well. Take care!

  10. Elizabeth Fenn

    May 18, 2019 3:33 am

    What a beautiful baby! Is it a boy? You must be so proud and happy Brandy and Jason! I can't wait to see an update on this little darling foal. Lots of love from Liz in the UK xxx πŸ΄πŸ’™πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

  11. Lisa Gay

    May 18, 2019 3:34 am

    Please.send.more..on.beautful,baby.and.mom.soon πŸ’–πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„

  12. Maggie's Pay Day

    May 18, 2019 3:35 am

    Wow! He/she is so cute! I guess its color will be mystery because he could be sorrel or palomino!

  13. Dilly

    May 18, 2019 3:37 am

    Oh wow, seeing the foal in proper lighting and now that he's dried off, I think you have a palomino? :O Can't wait to see more of Nika and her lovely bubba. Very informative video, thank you… Also, since EIA isn't infectious from horse to horse, why do infected horses need to be kept away from other horses? Is it due to a secondary thing they could get like bacterial infections? I'm curious! πŸ˜€

  14. Laurieb2851

    May 18, 2019 3:47 am

    The baby is SO beautiful – just like his mom! Thank you for having them in the video. They are both so precious.

  15. Mickey Gibson

    May 18, 2019 3:50 am

    Omg he so beautiful can't wait to see him up and round mom did a great job 😊God bless you all and your family's and friends from Tucson Az have a great night

  16. Sherrie

    May 18, 2019 3:53 am

    Baby looks like a Palomino!! How precious he is. Can’t wait to see more photos and watch him grow up. BTW good information on Coggins disease.

  17. D BURTON

    May 18, 2019 3:58 am

    Waiting for your update of the baby horse and its momma.I know you are busy and that is why it is taking so long,but I think all of your followers including me is wanting some information on what its name and see it and mom interacting with each other.

  18. L A

    May 18, 2019 4:10 am

    I'd like to know how you try to prevent flies and mosquitos in general. It has to be difficult in the U.P.

  19. Terri TN

    May 18, 2019 4:11 am

    I knew it, I know it!! I could tell almost 100% Nika's colt was Palomino when we got to see him still wet right after birth!😊 He's so pretty, just like his mama! Please, please get a long video of mom and baby. We've been patiently watching and waiting to see this little guy!😍❀

  20. rajvader

    May 18, 2019 4:16 am

    Everyone clicked for the cute foal! πŸ˜€

    Amazed that you even manage to have mosquitoes up there in Frostbite Falls. (Y'all just had snow, and are wearing sweats… Down here, we're fighting flies, and horses are starting to sweat!)

    Even down here in Swarm country, I've only ever personally known of a couple Coggins tests coming back positive. Both turned out to be false readings on re-draws.

  21. Pamela Kelley

    May 18, 2019 4:17 am

    OH MY GOODNESS THE SWEETNESS OF IT ALL!!!! So peaceful next to mama. πŸ΄πŸ’™πŸ˜Š

  22. corrinabina75

    May 18, 2019 4:26 am

    Good information. Just had a hard time hearing the Vet, even with the volume turned up. Beautiful baby too!

  23. Linda Howell

    May 18, 2019 4:28 am

    Thank you Brandi for sharing. I love horses but I don't know that much about them. I have ridden a few times when younger. You post so many amazing facts. Love seeing baby h. He is adorable. Hopefully we get to see the continuation of the exciting birth and nursing. I'll be patiently waiting. Mostly. πŸ˜…β€πŸŽπŸŽ

  24. BWM

    May 18, 2019 4:29 am

    Hi Brandi. Thanks for talking about EIA. In most cases, a positive result just ends in a trip to heaven, right? The little guy is pretty cute. He's looking like a dun now, eh? What did you guys decide to call him?

  25. Melissa Ann Pate

    May 18, 2019 4:57 am

    I have had experience with EIA unfortunately. My very first show pony was boarded at a show barn, and a boarded horse tested positive. The horse was removed (the owner sold the horse to a kill buyer!) and our barn was quarantined for 60 days after all the horses were further tested. Additionally, your Vet didn’t mention it, but EIA/Swamp Fever can be passed through and bodily secretions. From mare to foal in milk, mare to Stallion when β€˜teasing’ and from any horse to horse via saliva.. such as swapping bits, or even a bite from one animal to another that breaks the skin.

  26. Cathie Burgess

    May 18, 2019 5:05 am

    Hey I read below in one of your replies that you’ve been receiving negative comments and it’s made you take a step back to gather your thoughts. Forget that lot!! Just delete them baby! You’ve gots thousands of loyal followers who just want to experience everything you did, with the birth of your new foal. I’ve been wondering why there have been hardly any posts compared to normal, especially after the birth. So brush it off and know there are thousands of us having a wonderful time following this story. You’re doing a great job so please keep it up πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Cathie in Oz πŸ™‹

  27. Jazmine Bohanan

    May 18, 2019 5:08 am

    That baby has gotta be red dun/red dun roan?!! So beautiful!!! I love him! Great informative video!πŸ’•

  28. sudburyhouse

    May 18, 2019 5:33 am

    Yeah yeah Coggins test. Good info but we want to see the baby! Haha… he’s so handsome! I’m sure they’ll be lots of video to come. I could watch baby’s all day!

  29. Anne Pipps

    May 18, 2019 5:39 am

    Wonderful new video – been waiting for an update – to be honest will have to play it through again in the morning as I wasn't paying attention – too busy watching Nika and her beautiful foal in the background – gorgeous!! Thanks for video Brandi – Brilliant! πŸ€ πŸ˜ƒ

  30. Gael Crane

    May 18, 2019 6:02 am

    What a beautiful, beautiful sight I see peeking out past your shoulder. You must be incredibly proud, seriously, that baby is gorgeous! I’m so happy for you!

  31. Austin French

    May 18, 2019 7:24 am

    I definitely learned a lot, even with that adorable mother/son duo in the background! I love how light his coat is. Just like everyone else, I'm looking forward to more videos with the star of the show.

  32. Kathy F.

    May 18, 2019 8:21 am

    Have you named the colt yet? Glad to see Mom on her feet again! I hope they are both doing well.

  33. Loving Life

    May 18, 2019 8:23 am

    So, some negative comments by other people means the rest of us only get to see the colt for a few seconds? Not a word about him? We haven’t even seen him standing! You’re not ready to share his name.? WOW
    Why do that to your supportive, faithful followers?

  34. Ayla123Hemora

    May 18, 2019 8:38 am

    I had never heard of this before, it almost sounds like a rabies or distemper shot thing for dogs and cats, what with needing the paperwork updated constantly. Also not sure if it's just my computer, but even with the video volume and laptop volume all the way up I could barely hear you two speaking πŸ™ fun fact though, Youtube's auto-subtitles picked up 'Coggins' as 'Condoms' haha

  35. Carol Shortley

    May 18, 2019 9:03 am

    I knew he was going to look like his beautiful mother when he was all dried off. Lol still waiting to see him standing with her. I bet he has the same wonderful disposition his mother has. Thank you Brandi for that video of him.

  36. Nikki B

    May 18, 2019 10:25 am

    My 2 year old son has a thing for horses. He keeps asking if he can pet Nika ☺️ Do you have any helpful tips on introducing him to horses in real life? He loves them so much, I’d hate for him to be overwhelmed by their size in person and end up scared…

  37. Inspired Clips

    May 18, 2019 10:54 am

    Thank you! I hope you get to connect with other YouTubers about negative comments or high volume of comments etc.

    Rick Gore, Think Like A Horse has expressed his frustrations rite on video about tone of comments and he reads each one and doesn't answer many at all and for a season he disabled the comment section. Some YT folks have a notice/standard stated about only positive comments or you'll be blocked. I'm not sure if it's the amount of comments or tone etc that's overwhelming but I hope that helps. Thank you for caring and sharing about horsemanship. I am just starting to take steps to putting my video learning into practice, visiting horses and looking into learning classes. Thank you again, Laural from New England

  38. Jhan Jhoral

    May 18, 2019 11:08 am

    This is so wholesome and adorable!! β™‘β™‘
    Love the little dude!! Totally want more of him!!! Plus mom!! β™‘β™‘

  39. Victoria Bache

    May 18, 2019 11:23 am

    Wow! Mom and baby! Beautiful! Can't wait to see more!πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸ’

  40. CMarie57

    May 18, 2019 12:12 pm

    Thanks for the info. To be honest, I paid more attention to Nika & her gorgeous little one!

  41. alex boies

    May 18, 2019 1:15 pm

    This was nice and informative and well presented…with one exception…that cute little critter in the background…a real scene stealer! Thanks…I did learn something even so!

  42. Tina Caseley

    May 18, 2019 2:23 pm

    ​@UCPPT_wJg6SZaZ3s_ByRf6NA Brandy, unfortunately some people will always post negative comments – I hope that it does not put you off long term on just being yourself and doing things your way. Count your blessings each day and focus on all of use who love your posts and support you in the virtual world and far exceed the few who have not learnt " if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" You walk in no ones shoes but your own and always do the best for your family and horses. I have laughed and cried at your posts and enjoyed every last darn one of them, learnt a good deal as well. x

  43. Missy S

    May 18, 2019 2:28 pm

    Haha…..love that baby! What a beautiful color he is! And very important information as well….but baby…. BABY! LoL πŸ˜‹ thanks for sharing Brandi! I do love the education, seriously. I think it's important to get good information out there! Thanks for all you do!

  44. Foaling Around

    May 18, 2019 2:58 pm

    I am looking for a horse to buy. Is there any horses at the barn you are selling? Also are you planning on selling Nika or her foal

  45. Animal tested Love approved

    May 18, 2019 3:05 pm

    Thankyou …p.s. Was I right baby a lil mom..????
    Looks like in this. video. ;

  46. Animal tested Love approved

    May 18, 2019 3:08 pm

    Handsome little baby. Dried color of mom.; Palamino? So Adorable!!πŸ’–πŸŒΉπŸ˜ƒ

  47. Caffeine Fuelled Cat

    May 18, 2019 3:22 pm

    oh no, this is like a death sentence for some horses Id imagine a large stable wouldn't keep the infected horse on their property πŸ™ What a horrible disease.. I just did a little searching and apparently its a massive issue in Queensland Australia.. I was thinking of moving there.. serious second thoughts now πŸ™ Thanks for bringing this to our attention! Also baby is so unbelievably sweet looking.

  48. suzy klitgaard

    May 18, 2019 4:20 pm

    Hey Brandi and family…
    I'm visiting family right now out of state.
    I take you with me as usualβ€πŸ‘

  49. Dave Bowen

    May 18, 2019 4:56 pm

    Was wondering if mom and baby are ok. They looked like it in video if that was them. Baby looks much much lighter than before, if that is Nika & baby. Kind of a bummer we don't get to see how they are doing after waiting & watching through the pregnancy & birth. 😞

  50. Norma Babineau

    May 18, 2019 5:15 pm

    I love learning from your video's. Nika looks very content and her son is so cute! I'm surprised we haven't seen more of him. πŸ’•πŸŽπŸ΄

  51. Jennifer Lehman

    May 18, 2019 6:13 pm

    Brandy, have you named the foal yet? And if so, are you going to do a "Name Reveal" video. Best Regards from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Jenn.

  52. Aoibhe Walsh

    May 18, 2019 8:10 pm

    am excuse me , why is your foal so cute ? πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸŒπŸ¦‹πŸ’žπŸ€ͺ😍😍😍

  53. roger goodland

    May 18, 2019 10:12 pm

    Brandi, You KNOW people want to know what the vet said about Mom and Baby!Β  AND see the little guy moving around !!

  54. Paula Perry

    May 20, 2019 2:39 am

    Would your vet recommend putting a horse down if they test positive to prevent undue suffering?

  55. Christine Hamill

    May 20, 2019 6:42 pm

    This was very informative! I knew I had to have one… never realized that EIA was transmitted by mosquitoes 🦟!!! Yikes!!!
    And so cute to see the foal in the background- looking Very Palomino!!! πŸ₯°

  56. Better Than Rubies

    May 22, 2019 4:38 am

    Thanks for making this video…it was super helpful and informative! I guess it also proved to me that I truly didn't know the exact reason for the coggins test. At least I now know it doesn't sound like it kills them.


    June 16, 2019 12:42 pm

    Stink'n CU- uuuTE baby horse while mom keep watching =) I looved it whhen he was first born and the baby snoring and while mom keeps checking in on little one A do r a b l e =)


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