The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) provides reliable and timely results for animal diagnostic services, health monitoring, and federally-authorized testing programs. Easily accessible to both the general public and students, the VDL is about one mile from the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas campus.
Their $4 fee for AGID Coggins testing is part of an assay list that includes several cultures, antimicrobial sensitivities, serogrouping/serotyping, PCRs, antigen detection, and environmental testing. Here is their online Mammal Submission form for submitting test samples.
Necropsy and other animal pathology testing is also available for local customers, but you need must always call ahead to make sure a diagnostician is available. They also provide a resource link to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission’s list of reportable diseases which includes Equine Infectious Anemia as well as Contagious Equine Metritis, Dourine, Epizootic Lymphangitis, Equine Encephalomyelitis (Eastern-EEE and Western-WEE), Equine Influenza (Virus Type A), Equine Piroplasmosis, Equine Rhinopneumonitis (EVH-1 and EVH-4), Glanders , Horse Pox, Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA), Japanese Encephalitis, Horse Mange, Surra, and Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis (VEE).
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm