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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper May 01, 2014 - 9 COOPERATIVE EXTENSIOi 7~r. -~ SER 'I(,E UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY .... CotIege of Agriculture Gary Hamilton Cooperative Extention Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Martha Perkins Cooperative Extentian Agent for Family and Con- sumer Sciences Terrance Clernons Extension Agent jar 4-H Time to think about Cog- gins test fl)r horses From 4-H shows to Keeneland and Churchill Downs racing, spring ushers in a wide w riety of horse actMties in Ken- tucky. It's also a good time to think about updating your horse's Coggins test. A Coggins test is done to determine if your horse has equine infectious anemia, nlore conlmonly called swamp fever. EIA is a serious condition, and horses living in or entering Kentucky, must get tested every yean All horses must be test- ed using an official test ap- proved by the U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture. Your local veterinarian can help you get: your horses tested. For horses traveling in the state, the owner or per- son transporting the horse needs to have on hand a certificate showing a nega- tive Coggins test within the previous 112 months. If you are traveling outside the Commonwealth, it: is a good idea to contact the appropriate officials in the state where you are travel- ing to find out what their state regulations are re- garding Coggins tests. Horses attending a sale or changing ownership need m have proof of a neg- ative test within the previ-