In the wild, horses must be alert for predators that might attack them. This means that even domesticated horses are hardwired to be aware of danger and can scare easily.
Unfortunately, this so-called “startle response” or “spooking” ... READ MORE
For the first time, horses are telling the story of how they spread and flourished in the western U.S.
Until now, the accepted theory of when and how horses came to the Great Plains and Northern Rockies was shaped by word of mouth and lore. ... READ MORE
Join us at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County office for some fun learning experiences this March! Below is our current class list for the month.
Limited Structural Pest Control Certification Review & Exam [CANCELLED]
March 3 | ... READ MORE
Join us at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County office for some fun learning experiences this February! Below is our current class list for the month.
Right of Way Pest Control Certification Review & Exam
February 1 | 8 am – 5:00 ... READ MORE
Managing manure can be a challenge for horse owners. One horse can produce an average of 50 pounds of waste per day and with an estimated 385,000 horses in Florida, that waste piles up. A new UF/IFAS online tool helps horse owners identify ways ... READ MORE
The horse has cemented its place in history as a companion animal, athlete, mode of transportation and more.
Sometimes overlooked, the donkey has its own unique and significant history, which tells how it evolved right alongside humans. New ... READ MORE
Big jackets and hot chocolate is a sign of winter weather in Florida, but this time of year can also bring additional challenges for horse owners. During these cooler weather months horses can decrease their water consumption amount due to colder ... READ MORE
Acupuncture is widely known, but not fully accepted as a form of “go-to” treatment for humans or animals. But whether it be helping a mare overcome unexplained infertility, get a stallion in the right mindset for breeding or bring comfort ... READ MORE
Out with the old, in with the new. New deworming methods that is. In the past horse owners would deworm their horses every four to eight weeks to treat for intestinal parasites, but that is an outdated and incorrect method for treating intestinal ... READ MORE
Maxine Hunter*1, Caitlin Bainum*2
1. UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Horticulture Agent
2. UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Livestock Agent
Corresponding author: Maxine32666@ufl.edu
Marion County, FL is home to the “horse capital of the ... READ MORE