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
It is that time of year again, where your saddle and leather tack probably have some mold and mildew on them. Have you ever wondered how to properly clean your tack, oil it, and finish/condition it? Don't let that mold or mildew continue to ... READ MORE
Local temperatures are expected to reach record lows this weekend, a chilling reminder that occasionally we do experience real winter weather in Florida. Farmers will be working around the clock to protect their cold sensitive crops, while homeowners ... READ MORE
New Self-Paced Online Course Available for Horse Owners!
Whether you are an avid horseman or just recently got your first horse, we have a course for you! This in-depth course covers the five core areas of owning a horse: pastures, ... READ MORE
What is EEE?
The equine encephalitis viruses (EEV) are mosquito transmitted diseases that can cause severe inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) in horses and humans. As the names suggest, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) most commonly ... 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
Cryptorchidism in stallions can be a big issue, learn why and how to correct it in this months edition of the Horse Herald.
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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
Your horse has one set of permanent teeth and it is important to help maintain their dental health as horses life spans increase. Read the edition of the Horse Herald below to learn about equine dentistry and what's really in your horse's mouth.
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