21 Apr EIA Testing Information
The USDA will NOT ACCEPT THE KENTUCKY EIA form after April 15, 2020.
Approved paper EIA forms are the:
- VS10-11 Feb 2018 edition
- Ohio Department of Agriculture
- For all paper forms, every box on the form has to be filled in, including a tattoo or brand number. If there is no data to enter, must draw a line or indicate “none”
- Approved electronic forms are Global Vet Links and VSPS.
Please recall that GVL has member discounts for KVMA members. You will need your KVMA member number to sign in for the discount. The GVL landing page link is below.
GVL Digital EIA Tests Approved by USDA for New Guidance
Digital Equine Infectious Anemia tests from GVL designated as federally approved EIA form
Ames, Iowa (April 14, 2020) – Starting April 15th, 2020, all veterinarians and laboratories must use USDA-approved EIA test forms for regulatory compliance.
The USDA has granted official approval of GVL’s digital EIA tests for the new requirements, which now include the statement, “Official EIA Test Form, Approved by USDA Veterinary Services March 2020, GVL.”
“With half of EIA tests in the US done through our platform, we take regulatory compliance very seriously,” says GVL Product Manager Michaela Whitney. “Since the new guidance was released in October 2019, we’ve worked to ensure that every aspect of our EIA test forms meet the new requirements so that users don’t have to worry about it.”
New EIA requirements enacted by VS Guidance 15201.1 (Approval of Laboratories to Conduct Tests for Equine Infectious Anemia) specified changes to EIA testing guidelines, including a standardized test form.
According to Dr. Katie Flynn, Equine Staff Veterinarian at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, “Electronic EIA forms assist state animal health officials in quickly tracing animals and confirming disease status of an individual animal at a point time.”
The GVL platform provides veterinarians, laboratories, and state/federal regulators for digital EIA (“Coggins”) test submission and resulting, as well as other animal health certificates and records. Learn more about GVL digital EIA (“Coggins”) tests at globalvetlink.com.