The C. E. Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory promotes animal health and the state’s livestock industry, animal health, and veterinary community with low-cost and no-cost agricultural and companion animal testing. This includes a wide range of equine diagnostic services as well as $7 Coggins testing. They can responding quickly to practicing veterinarians who are experiencing health problems with the herds in their care. Effective treatment and management advice is part of their diagnostic laboratory support. Another part of their mission is to monitor animals in close contact with people and which may pose a threat to the public health. Working toward this goal, the KAHDL supports the One Health Initiative, a collaborative effort between public and animal health officials to monitor zoonotic and anthroponotic infectious diseases.
Their Serology lab section requires at least 2 mL of clear, fresh, non-hemolyzed serum for EIA Coggins testing. Results take at least 24 hours to run and possibly as long as 4 days if the laboratory is not fully-staffed and they’re handing an unusually high testing volume. The serum tubes must be correctly identified with an authorizing veterinarian. You’ll also need to make sure all the information is correct on your VS 10-11 submission form. Additional samples will need to be provided if you’re requesting other equine testing.
Their dedicated team of veterinary laboratory professionals is led by Laboratory Director, Dr. Bruce G. McLaughlin. Their online resources include a PDF file of their tests and fees as well as a User Guide that can answer most of your follow-up questions about the process for submitting to the lab.