The California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Laboratory operates in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, UC Davis, veterinarians, and livestock and poultry producers. Among other things, the State of California is known for its strict animal regulatory policies. Part of their mission is safeguarding the public health with rapid and reliable diagnoses for animal diseases including those affecting humans.
So, for those expecting a comprehensive set of equine testing and online resources from the animal health lab connected to the University of California-Davis, you won’t be disappointed. The CAHFS offers more lists than we care to list here, but know they offer every major equine test we know of. And they make specific tests easy to find through this search directory of lab tests and fees. Their Coggins Test Code is 4048.
Expect turnaround times of 2-5 days. Here is the standard submission form you can use along with the APHIS VS Form 10-11 to comply with Coggins testing requirements. You can find easy-to-follow guidelines for packaging and specimen delivery. You’ll be able to see why the lab recommends FedEx when shipping your specimen, and instructions for ensuring the specimen is received cold or frozen. Horse owners and vet practitioners in California and adjoining states can take advantage of this first-rate animal health and testing laboratory.