Equine Owner Resources

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Coggins Information

We are now using the digital form of the Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins) test. By providing your e-mail address on your Coggins form you are now able to access your test results from any computer with internet access.

To access your Coggins test results:

To Download a Copy of the Field Form

Coggins Field Form

How To Access Your Coggins Test Results Online

  1. Go to www.globalvetlink.com
  2. Click on ‘Sign Up’
  3. Click on ‘Animal Owner Account’
  4. On the next screen, click on ‘Accept Terms of Agreement’
  5. Enter your e-mail address in the search field. Click on ‘Register’. When your e-mail address has been confirmed, you will see a temporary password, and a message will be sent to your e-mail address. Leave the window with the password open, then go to your e-mail for the link to input the temporary password.
  6. When you receive the e-mail from Global Vet Link, click on the link that is provided in the e-mail. (The link is valid for 30 minutes. If the link expires, repeat steps 1-4). When you click the link, you will be prompted to enter the temporary password.
  7. At the prompts, setup a new user name and password. Use these to log into Global Vet Link in the future. Your new password must be at least 7 characters long and include a number, a letter, and a special character (ex. !, @, #, &)
  8. Click on ‘Certificates’ on the left side of the screen.
  9. Click ‘View Certificates’.
  10. Select the horse and print the certificate.

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Horseshow Resources

Competition Resources:
What medications can my horse have if he is showing?

In order to preserve the ethics of our horse industry many showing organizations have organized a list of medications that horses can and cannot receive if they are competing in a show or event. Administration of some medications is time sensitive. Remember that your horse’s health is our top priority!

Click on the link below that corresponds to the organization responsible for your show or equine event to learn more about rules or medication administration.

Taking Your Horse’s Vital Signs

Every horse owner and caretaker should know the baseline vital signs of the horse(s) under their care, and they need to become comfortable with the simple methods of measuring these parameters. A reliable rectal thermometer and a watch with sweep or digital second measurement are both essential. An inexpensive stethoscope can make measurements of pulse and respiration rates quick and easy. Taking the pulse from the artery in front of the cheek muscle and assessing respirations by flank and/or chest movements can be done when no stethoscope is available. Your veterinarians and their technicians will gladly teach you these techniques so that you can recognize abnormalities as they occur and provide knowledgeable data when calling for veterinary assistance. The normal vital signs for a horse are:

  • Temperature: 98.5 degrees – 101.0 degrees, Time of day can be important, i.e. A.M. temperature often one degree less than P.M. temperature for individual horses
  • Resting Pulse: 28-40 beats per minute
  • Resting Respiration: 8-16 breaths per minute
  • Capillary Refill Time: less than 2 seconds
  • Blanch your horse’s gum color with finger pressure and measure how quickly the normal pink color returns.
  • Mucous Membranes: moist and pink when examined with adequate illumination