Coggins & Vaccination Clinic
April 9th 2016, 1-3 pm
Rice County Fairgrounds
The Faribault Veterinary Clinic would like to invite you to attend a vaccination and coggins clinic to be held on Saturday April 9th, 1-3 pm at the Rice County Fairgrounds. We will be on site to collect blood samples at a reduced rate for Coggins test and to vaccinate your horses. The Coggins test is ran to screen for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), a viral blood disease. A negative Coggins test is mandatory if you are going to shows, public trail rides, any exhibition within the state, and for crossing the state line for any reason.
Due to the number of horses and time allowed, only vaccinations and Coggins will be performed. Any other services, such as exams, worming, or dental work will need to be set up by calling our office. WITH THE SPECIAL RATES, WE ARE ASKING THAT ALL SERVICES BE PAID FOR AT THE TIME PERFORMED. We will be accepting cash, checks, and credit cards on site.
We are asking if you are able, we would appreciate if you could pre-register. You may do this by mailing in your Coggin’s Clinic insert form, or by calling or emailing us to let us know what you would like done. Please have all pre-registration in no later than April 7th. Of course anyone is welcome and pre-registering is not required. By pre-registering we are hoping we will be more prepared and able to get to everyone even faster.
Mark your calendar for April 9th, 2016 and we’ll see you there rain or shine!
Special Rates: (Note: These prices are veterinarian administer prices Most vaccines are available for dispensing as well.)
Coggins Test: $27 West Nile Combo: $38 West Nile Only: $26.50
Potomac/Rabies: $28 Influenza/Rhino: $29 Strangles: $30
Potomac Only: $23 Rabies Only: $25
Which Vaccines Does My Horse NEED?
Equine Herpes Virus 1 – also called Rhinopheumonitis or Rhino- causes upper respiratory or neurological signs in horses. Can cause abortions in pregnant mares.
Equine Influenza – also called Flu – causes hacking cough primarily in younger horses. Easily passes horse to horse.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis – also called EEE or Sleeping Sickness – spread by mosquitoes and causes a swelling of the horse’s brain. Very deadly, treatment is by supportive care only. Included in West Nile Combo.
Western Equine Encephalitis – also called WEE or Sleeping Sickness – spread by mosquitoes and causes a swelling of the horse’s brain. Not as deadly as EEE, but can cause severe illness in horses. Included in West Nile Combo.
Tetanus – also called Lockjaw – caused by a bacteria Clostridium tetani, which can be found in the soil and droppings for a long time. Causes muscles to lock up. Is often deadly but easily prevented with vaccination. Included in West Nile Combo.
Rabies – Transmitted by an infected animal biting another animal or person. In MN, skunks and bats are the most common rabid animal. Rabies is fatal and affects the nervous system of mammals. It is easily prevented by vaccination.
Potomac – also called Potomac Horse Fever – causes fever and diarrhea in adult horses. Water snails and mayflies from infected water sources transmit Potomac. Southern MN has a hot spot for Potomac outbreaks.
Strangles – caused by Streptococcus equi, causes swelling of the lymph nodes under the jaw and fever. Highly contagious from horse to horse and can be in the environment for 2 months after an outbreak on a farm.
West Nile – spread by mosquitoes and causes muscle weakness, stumbling, tripping, vision loss, loss of appetite. Any horse is at risk as mosquitoes are all over MN! Included in West Nile Combo.
Horses that trail ride or travel, spend time with other horses outside of their own herd, or have contact with horses that travel (like the geriatric horse that stays home but the barn buddies travel need to be vaccinated for Rhino, Flu, EEE, WEE, Tetanus, West Nile, Potomac, Rabies, and Strangles.)
Horses that do NOT travel to the southern US (Texas, Arizona, etc.) or Mexico do not need a 6 or 7 way that contain Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis.
We do not use a West Nile combo shot that also included Rhino or Flu. We have seen to many horses experience an adverse reaction when all of the viruses are combined into one vaccination.
If you have any questions about how to best protect your equine herd, give Nicole or Heidi a call at (507) 334-2068