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past horse owners would deworm their horses every four to eight weeks to treat for intestinal parasites, but that is an outdated and incorrect method for treating intestinal ...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
Equine Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be spread directly and indirectly to horses.
Incubation period is 1-3 days post exposure and symptoms usually appear 3-5 days after the horse has been exposed.
Symptoms ... READ MORE
Routine vaccines play such an important role in keeping your horse healthy year round. Vaccines are important because they help prime the immune system and help prevent the risk of infection and aid in the prevention of disease. There is no ... READ MORE
If you’ve been in the horse industry for any length of time then you have heard the saying “no hoof, no horse”. It is one of the non-opinion based comments that exist in the horse world. Some of the late greats such as Secretariat met ... READ MORE