Laboratory Testing

At New York Equine, we use several laboratories to offer our clients the most accurate and complete bloodwork. 

Some tests we commonly run are:

CBC and Chemistry

– shows complete blood count (including red and white blood cells) and organ function to give a general picture of overall health


– used as an early indicator of infection

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Thyroid function

– to rule out thyroid problems causing lethargy, weight gain, and poor hair coat

Vitamin E level

– many horses are being found to have a low serum Vitamin E level, which can lead to muscle and weight loss, weakness, and neurologic symptoms.

Lymes testing

(including IgG, Western Blot and Multiplex testing) – most horses on Long Island have been exposed and will come back with a low titer, but an active infection can lead to lameness, stiffness, attitude and behavior changes.

EPM testing

– for Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, a disease that affects the neurologic system that is contracted by opossum droppings.

Insulin and ACTH levels

– to rule out Cushing’s disease (which affects the pituitary gland) and insulin resistance.

Drug screening for prepurchase exams

– for long-term tranquilizers and anti-inflammatories.

Coggins tests

– for Equine Infectious Anemia, required for interstate travel and competition.

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