November Edition of the Horse Herald focuses on behavioral issues we see in horses. Have issues with your horses exhibiting these behaviors? Contact your local extension for ways to combat stereotypic behaviors.
Equine Laminitis Laminitis is caused by disruption of the blood flow to the laminae tissue, a connective tissue that holds the pedal (coffin) bone to the hoof wall. After enough of the laminae tissue has died, the coffin… Read More
Horse Vaccinations There are many vaccinations available for horse owners to better protect their animals from diseases. In the fact-sheet below, a general description and guideline is given for common vaccines, but owners should always consult their veterinarians… Read More
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Horn flies are one of the most economically damaging external parasites in beef cattle operations in Florida. The summer of 2018 in Levy County is shaping up to be a very active year for horn flies on cattle…. Read More
Sustainable Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner! The beef industry works every day to be more & more sustainable. Here are some ways they do it: Visit here for an interactive website on Beef Sustainability: https://www.beefresearch.org/sustainability/
Introduction Feeding hay to livestock, including small ruminants and horses, is a common management practice in northeast Florida. Hay production is a large part of the agriculture economy and winters are cold enough to stop the growth of… Read More
Join us on July 14th from 10am-12pm to learn about some new chicken treats and toys! This annual workshop will discuss some options to keep your hens cool during the hot Florida summer and keep them entertained! Attendees… Read More
Deworming Horses Nearly everyone has heard of the growing issue of chemical-resistant internal parasites and how they can potentially impact an animal. In this fact-sheet, the importance of creating a deworming schedule based on fecal egg counts is… Read More
Pokeweed, Phytolacca americana Common Pokeweed is a native perennial plant often found in pastures and fence rows. The large, fleshy taproot makes the plant more difficult to kill, so early control is beneficial. The stem is normally red and… Read More