Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) EPM is a neurological disease caused by parasitic protozoans that cross the blood brain barrier and infect the nervous system. This disease has hit close to home several times in the past year and… Read More
Back from the dead, the term “Pink Slime” has made headlines again after a decision made by USDA to allow Lean, Finely Textured Beef (LFTB) to be labeled as ground beef. Here’s the who, what, where, when, and… Read More
Join us for this exciting event at the Baker County Fairgrounds! You can purchase tickets HERE!
Temperatures in Northeast Florida are on a roller coaster mode right now with colder temperatures starting to set in. It is time to start focusing on bothersome weeds we are starting to see in the winter months. What… Read More
What is this plant? A photo was recently submitted concerning the identification of a plant found in a cattle pasture. The owner was concerned about the possibility of toxic properties. After sharing the photo with several colleagues and… Read More
Equine Vital Signs- What is Normal? Knowing what is normal for your horse can help you circumnavigate a health disaster, from founder to colic. But what is normal for an adult horse? The January 2019 edition of the… Read More
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