The William Geagley Laboratory is managed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). One of the top pesticide and food safety labs in the country, the laboratory tests livestock, including equines, for the spread of infectious disease. The Laboratory Division also provides scientific and analytical services for MDARD and other state agencies, as well as reasonably testing services for Michigan’s veterinary industry, horse owners, and other citizens around the country. Their animal disease testing services are offered specifically to vet practitioners. This includes AGID and ELISA Coggins testing with online reporting as well as fax, email, and regular mail.
The lab is open Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. You can also ship test samples to the lab. These samples must have a minimum of 1ml serum and should be packaged with a vacuum tube, absorbent materials in a sealed bag, and a strong box or container as recommended by federal guidelines. As part of their resources for vet practitioners, horse owners, and the general public, you can find general information as well as state-specific information about equine infectious anemia. For example, like most states, an official EIA test with negative results is good for 12 months. You can also find information for a comprehensive list of equine diseases in Michigan.