Part of their College of Veterinary Medicine, the MSU Diagnostic Laboratory System offers full-service animal diagnostics with four laboratories and dedicated sections to aquatic and poultry. Accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, this lab system serves veterinarians, horse owners, animal researchers, and livestock and agricultural producers across the state.
The CVM’s Diagnostic Laboratory Services covers a comprehensive set of diagnostic disciplines including microbiology, anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, molecular diagnostics, serology and virology. They also offer a wide range of equine testing including equine infectious anemia Coggins testing. They offer both AGID and ELISA testing with turnaround times between 2 days and 2 hours. You can see their entire list of animal lab testing.
Like other Gulf Coast states where biting flies are more common, Mississippi takes equine infectious anemia especially seriously. Our understanding is that they test every single horse that is seen by their clinic for equine infectious anemia. They have published protocols in place for equine patients that are admitted to the clinic as well as emergency cases where the horse has not been admitted to their clinic.
Nevertheless, most of the Coggins tests they run are routine screening for licensed vets and independent clinics in the state and across the country. New clients can register an account and file paperwork for their horses through this online portal. You can also find their lab submission form here.