Since 1959, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has educated and trained many of the nation’s vet practitioners and is the only veterinary college in Indiana. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at Purdue University is also home to the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL), which provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostics including Coggins testing.
The goal of the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory is to provide accurate and timely test results to vet practitioners. You can easily search through their full list of equine testing, but the information and policies are provided with veterinarians and vet clinics in mind. Horse owners must go through their veterinarian for equine testing.
All testing and reporting is performed through the ADDL Quality System (QS). The QS is evaluated and accredited every 5 years by the Accreditation Committee of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). Both AGID and ELISA Coggins testing costs $9.50 with the customary accession fee waived. The lab processes these tests Monday through Friday, but it’s recommended that you contact them directly for turnaround times.
In addition to general instructions about how to find, fill out, and submit the required forms and samples, you can find the specific form for serology test samples here. Like all EIA Coggins testing, you will also need to submit APHIS Form VS 10-11 or else use a GlobalVetLink online account. The ADDL can also order these forms for you.
Part of the mission of the VTH is to provide excellent, compassionate care to the animals that come through their system. As part of their collaborative learning environment, they promote engagement with and transparency of information with every stakeholder in animal health including animal owners, producers, referring veterinarians, other institutions and collaborators, the general public, and the biomedical community.