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  1. #1
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    May. 15, 2011

    Default Question about coggins

    Does anyone know if the coggins have to be drawn in the new calendar year? my horse had his done in february and the vet is coming this month so we are thinking about just doing it now. Is that okay?


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    We have ours pulled in December and we never have a problem with the following show year, so go ahead if it's convenient. - My Ventures Into Eventing

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May. 17, 2010

    Default Depends on where you are

    Some states require a cog gins from calendar year (I.e. WI). Some within last 12 months.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 16, 2002
    West Coast of Michigan


    And some shows (not the norm) require one within six months! We always do ours in early spring as then we're pretty much covered no matter what since we rarely (if ever) show past October.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan. 10, 2007
    too far from the barn


    the actual law varies by state. This is old, but you may be able to find an updated version:

    You can see here that Michigan used to have a calendar year law, but has now changed to a 12 month law:

    Some venues require coggins within six months, so read the omnibus carefully (or prizelist, boarding contract etc), but you are most often good if it is within 12 months, but do check your own state's law as well as the requirements of the venue if for competition.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec. 27, 2006
    Western NY


    In NY the coggins are good until Dec 31 of the year after it is drawn, so a coggins drawn this year is good until Dec 31, 2012 within the state. Crossing state lines means different rules.


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