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Does your horse need a current coggins test for Equine Infectious Anemia? We have the answer for you. Come on out March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to the Mountain Folk Center/Cherokee County Fairgrounds, in Murphy, NC and get a coggins test done with quick turn around on test results. Dr. Beverly Hargus will be the veterinarian providing the shots and test. Major shots like East-West Tetanus; Rabies; Rhino Flu; and West Nile will also be available. Does your horse need its teeth floated? This can be done on-site this very day.

You do not have to live in North Carolina to bring your horse. If you just want to come out and learn more, it is free to come out and watch. The following are the prices for some of the services that the vet will offer:

  • Coggins (on-site results):   $15
  • Rabies:    $10
  • East West Tetanus:  $15
  • Rhino Flu:  $25
  • West Nile:  $25
  • Strangles:  $20
  • Float Teeth:  $90

This event is sponsored by: Cherokee Rider’s 4-H Horse Club with support from Cherokee County Saddle Club. For more information call Angie Hopkins (828)557-1408.

two girls learning to trim a horse's hoof

Cherokee Rider’s 4-H Club Members, Emmy Madrigal(Left) and Grace Henderson(Right) learning how to trim a hoof from Dennis Loudermilk.

Other Services available:

  • Freeze Branding by Tinker Moffit
  • Farrier Services by Dennis Loudermilk
  • Feed Information from Southern States
  • Saddle Restoration by Amanda Haradon

The Mountain Folk Center, also known as the Cherokee County Fairgrounds, is located in Cherokee County, in the Ranger Community, . From Murphy take US-19 S/US-74 W/US-129 S for 9 miles, starting at the red light at the McDonalds intersection. Continue to follow US-74 W go across the media crossing making a u-turn onto US-64 E/US-74E. The Mountain Folk Center will be on your right.

Cherokee Rider’s 4-H Horse Club will provide concessions. The Vet will accept cash, checks, debt and credit cards. For more information contact the Cherokee County office of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension (828) 837-2210 or Angie Hopkins, event coordinator, (828) 557-1408.