Health Certificates for large animals are necessary for all transports accross county and or state lines. The New Mexico Livestock Board keeps a current list of forms and requirements for livestock transportation.
Coggins tests for horses is the most commonly used means of finding antibody to EIAV, which causes a persistent infection in horses. There also are three rapid ELISA tests for EIA. ELISA test results can be obtained within an hour. A Coggins test result requires at least 24 hours. Testing for EIA has been done for more than 25 years to identify virus carriers and to regulate their movement. There are no treatments or vaccines for this lentivirus relative of HIV in humans. Since there is no cure for the infection, currently the only options for control of the spread of the infection are permanent quarantine of test-positive horses, or euthanasia.
Brucellosis vaccination and testing for cattle. Brucellosis is a contagious, costly disease of ruminant (E.g. cattle, bison and cervids) animals that also affects humans. Although brucellosis can attack other animals, its main threat is to cattle, bison, cervids (E.g. elk and deer), and swine.
Tuberculosis testing for cattle. Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious, infectious, communicable disease of animals and humans caused by Mycobacterium bovis. It is commonly a chronic, debilitating disease but occasionally may assume an acute, rapidly progressive course. USDA Fact on Tuberculosis.
Trichomoniasis testing for cattle. Trichomoniasis, commonly referred to as "trich," is a venereal disease of cattle caused by a protozoa organism, Tritrichomonas foetus. This small, motile organism is found only in the reproductive tract of infected bulls and cows.
General Livestock Services
|Individual and Herd Health Consultations||Livestock Obstetrics||Limited Surgery||Client Education||Other Services|
|Deworming||Pregnancy Diagnosis||Castration||Calving||Portable X-Ray|
|Vaccinations||Artificial Insemination for Cattle||Prolapse Repair||Disease Management||Equine Dental Floats|
|Physical Exams||Cesarian for Cattle||Caslick Placement and Removal||Nutrition||Acupuncture|
|Reproductive Ultrasound||Emergency Care|