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
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Herbicides to remove Crabgrass from Bermudagrass hay fields Although Crabgrass varieties can be an excellent source of forage or hay in a monoculture setting, when it invades Bermudagrass hayfields it presents a major problem to producers. Crabgrass does… Read More
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/