The Delaware Department of Agriculture created the Poultry and Animal Health Commission (Section (sometimes called the Health “Section”) to protect the health and welfare of domestic animal, avian, and livestock from the introduction and spread of infectious and contagious diseases, including zoonotic diseases that may be transmissible to the human population. As such it’s no surprise that this Health Section is the go-to for horse owners and vet practitioners who have questions about equine infectious anemia, Coggins testing, and other equine diseases.
In cooperation with the poultry diagnostic laboratory system of the University of Delaware, they maintain a diagnostic laboratory that serves farmers, horse owners, and vet practitioners. Their personnel will visit farms, dairies, livestock auctions, and other premises to collect biological specimens for analysis and diagnosis of disease. However, we’re currently unaware of whether or not they provide this type of service for basic Coggins testing.