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Category: Agriculture

Helping Horse Owners Protect Florida’s Springs

Florida has nearly 400,000 horses, according to the 2018 survey by the American Horse Council. Many of these horses are managed on small-acreage farms and “ranchettes.” In North-Central Florida, the horse population is concentrated in counties with sensitive… Read More

UF Recognizes Todd Thrift with Superior Accomplishment Award

Dr. Todd Thrift, associate professor and extension beef specialist in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, was recently awarded a Superior Accomplishment Award from the University of Florida in the academic personnel category. This program recognizes faculty and… Read More

Vitamin D and Improved Immune Response in Cattle

In the cattle industry, infectious diseases of cattle can result in major economic losses, reduced well-being of the animals, and requires producers to increase their use of antimicrobials. Corwin Nelson, associate professor in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Looking Out For Florida’s Springs

UF/IFAS Animal Sciences - Equine Program

Carissa Wickens, Ph.D., assistant professor, UF/IFAS, Equine Extension Specialist is Looking out for Florida’s Springs! Learn how a research project about horse waste in collaboration with the District’s FARMS program could help protect the springs. Watch video… Special recognition… Read More