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UF scientists discover genetic markers tied to loss of the ability to sweat in horses

June 21, 2021

Sweating is a critical tool to keep horses comfortable and healthy, but chronic idiopathic anhidrosis, a dangerous equine condition can impede their natural cooling mechanism and cause performance and health issues. For the first time, UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Anhidrosis, Animal Sciences, Animal Sciences Department, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Equine, Equine Business, Genomics, Heat, Horses, Summer

UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk

March 25, 2021

Feral pigs cost the agriculture industry at least $1.5 billion in damage, disease and control costs around the United States annually, running rampant on large swaths of grazing lands. The swine root in soil and eat most everything in sight. Farmers ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease
Tags: #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Cameras, Cattle, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Datasets, Diseases, Feral Pigs, Hogs, Infection, Movements, Photos, Population, Ranch, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Samantha Wisely, Swine, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

UF research finds genetic markers for cattle health, growth

March 1, 2021

By DeLene Beeland New University of Florida research findings could improve cattle breeding by giving ranchers desirable traits such as faster animal growth and greater resistance against disease. In their study, researchers uncovered links ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease
Tags: Animal Sciences, Beef Cattle, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Gastrointestinal Tract, Genetic Markers, Gut Bacteria, KC Jeong, Livestock Productivity
Gloved hand holding an apple in a grocery store

Researchers across the U.S. to Host Webinar about COVID-19 Disruptions to Food Supply Chains

January 14, 2021

Photo credit: iStock.com/Artist's Member Name/VLG By Anissa Zagonel A multi-region, multi-institution research and outreach team investigating the impact of COVID-19 on food and agricultural systems will host a free webinar those engaged in ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Angie Lindsey, Christa Court, COVID19, Family, Food Resource Economics, Lauri Baker, News, Supply Chain, Youth And Community Sciences

New podcast explains how prescribed fire helps plants, animals and people

January 11, 2021

You might already know that prescribed fires help prevent potentially dangerous wildfires. But did you also know that they help conserve plants and animals in our natural areas? [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]A new podcast from ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Marcus Lashley, News, Podcast, Prescribed Fires, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
Stressed farmer

UF/IFAS joins effort to battle farmer, rancher stress

December 1, 2020

The stress level in rural communities is off the charts. Farm and ranch closures, land forfeitures, labor issues and more contribute, and according to a 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a full five years before ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Carl Jagger, Christa Court, Judy Corbus, Kendra Zamojski, Michael Gutter, News, Nick Place, Northwest Extension District, Santa Rosa County, Stephen Greer, Stress
DeLuca property

27,000 acres gifted to UF for conservation, outdoor classroom and laboratory

November 30, 2020

Land near Yeehaw Junction one of the largest tracts ever given to a university More than 27,000 rural acres near Yeehaw Junction in Florida’s southern Osceola County has been gifted to the University of Florida to protect one of the last ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Forests, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, DeLuca, J. Scott Angle, News, Osceola County, Scott Angle
awards and recognitions

Four UF/IFAS faculty members elected AAAS fellows, breaking previous record

November 24, 2020

Four UF/IFAS faculty members have been named 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This surpasses the record set last year when three UF/IFAS faculty members became fellows in a single year. Election ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: AAAS Fellows, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Animal Sciences, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Eric Triplett, Geoffrey Dahl, J. Scott Angle, Microbiology And Cell Science, Plant Pathology, Rafael Munoz-Carpena, Rosemary Loria, Scott Angle

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