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Equine Viral Arteritis Testing

The OIE Reference Center for Equine Viral Arteritis will only accept blood samples for serological testing for equine arteritis virus infection from the following categories of horses:

  1. Individual or groups of horses suspected of having equine viral arteritis;

  2. Stallions being screened for presence of the carrier state;

  3. Horses being tested for export purposes;

  4. Stallions being screened to meet breed registration requirements;

  5. Pre-vaccination testing of stallions and colts;

  6. Pre-purchase screening of stallions;

  7. Screening of horses for research purposes by prior agreement with Dr. Timoney or Dr. Balasuriya.

The virus neutralization test for EVA is normally put up on Tuesdays and the results read on Fridays of each week.  Because of demand for the test, please contact Ms. Kathy Shuck (859-218-1170) to confirm when she can test any sample(s) you may wish to submit. Results can be faxed upon request ($5 per fax fee), but are not e-mailed.

EVA submission form (pdf)
--This form can be filled on-line, printed and saved.--

Instructions for submitting samples (pdf)

Ms. Kathy Shuck should be contacted prior to submission, 859-218-1170.

For international shipments, please request an import permit via e-mail:


The following is a list of veterinary laboratories currently approved by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory, Ames, Iowa, to conduct the virus neutralization test for EVA.

  • CS Roberts Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory,  Auburn, AL

  • CAHFS, UC Davis, Davis, CA

  • Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Columbia, SC

  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

  • Kissimmee Diagnostic Laboratory, Kissimmee, FL

  • University of Georgia Diagnostic Laboratory, Athens, GA

  • Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory, Tifton, GA

  • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

  • Murray State University, Breathitt, KY

  • University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Lexington, KY

  • New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Trenton, NJ

  • NYS AHDL, Ithaca, NY

  • NVSL, Ames, IA

  • Ohio Dept. of Agriculture, Reynoldsburg, OH

  • Oklahoma Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, Stillwater, OK

  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

  • TVMDL, Amarillo, TX TVMDL, College Station, TX

  • Washington Animal Disease Laboratory, Pullman, WA

Maxwell H.Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0099

Main Office (859) 257-4757
Fax (859) 257-8542