- 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.
- 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.
- 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