The Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory provides consummate scientific expertise in the detection and investigation of equine diseases, as well as other livestock and animals that have the potential to affect public health. Including both AGID and ELISA Coggins tests, the BADDL offers dozens of equine lab tests and diagnostic services.
As you might expect from the Florida Department of Agriculture, several online resources are available to help guide you or your vet practitioner through the process of submitting your sample for testing. These online instructions are incredibly detailed with information about how to mark your sample with essential ID info, the three layers of packaging they recommend, why overnight shipping is important, and other important factors. For EIA test samples, you should use a serum separator tube (red top/tiger top) and ship chilled overnight.
In addition to filling out APHIS VS Form 10-11 or VSPS online form, you’ll also need to fill out a BADDL submission form. Last time we checked, they didn’t have an EIA-specific form so you can use the General Submission Form.
Y. Reddy Bommineni, DVM, PhD, DACVM, DACPV is the current Bureau Chief of the Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The lab is open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, except for state holidays.