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Annual equine industry event returns in-person this fall

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Horse owners from around the state are invited to learn the latest science-based information on horse and pasture care at the Florida Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show. This year’s event will be in-person on… Read More

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

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 researchers have identified genomic markers that cause… Read More

Equine care checklist: before and after the storm

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Equine care checklist: before and after the storm with UF/IFAS Extension equine specialist, Carissa Wickens Before the storm Pasture vs. barn Depending on the shelter or structures available, horses are often best kept out at… Read More

Genetic study of Arabian horses challenges some common beliefs about the ancient breed

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A study involving Arabian horses from 12 countries found that some populations maintained a larger degree of genetic diversity and that the breed did not contribute genetically to the modern-day Thoroughbred, contrary… Read More

COVID-19 response: Resources for horse owners and businesses

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Extension Horses, through a partnership between UF/IFAS Extension equine faculty and several other land grant universities, has developed resources for horse owners and managers to provide information and support during COVID-19. Extension Horses includes horse… Read More

Young rancher credits UF/IFAS Extension for much of her success

Megan Johnston works alone, proudly managing a 140-acre ranch. Though there are no typical days, Johnston gets up about 5:30 every morning to feed the cows and their calves on land near Floral City, Florida…. Read More

U.S., Brazilian Scientists Collaborate to Address Horse and Cattle Management Challenges

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How can we improve the health and welfare of horses and cattle? That will be a big question on the minds of the veterinarians, animal scientists and livestock breeders from the United… Read More

Got Horse Manure? UF/IFAS Program Offers Composting Solution

Horses may be beautiful animals, but like everyone, they poop. A lot. “A 1,000 pound horse can produce 10 tons of manure and stall waste each year,” said Mary Lusk, assistant professor of soil and… Read More