Equine metabolic syndrome, a common equine condition, often proves difficult for veterinarians to diagnose and treat. Recent UF/IFAS research into genetic factors contributing to the disease provides guidance on how to manage horses so owners ... READ MORE
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 Sept. 29.
“We are excited ... READ MORE
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
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 pasture ... READ MORE
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.
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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 States and Brazil at the first International ... READ MORE
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 water sciences with the University of ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Ashlyn McDevitt is soft spoken by nature, but when she and her horse get in the show ring, her demeanor sends a message that’s loud and clear.
“I smile at the judges and walk around like I own the arena,” she said. ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida scientists warn against letting your dog swim in warm water bodies after they found several lakes with a pathogen that can make canines sick.
Animals, including dogs and horses, ... READ MORE
In this photo released from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Justin Johnson of Live Oak, Fla., left, and Derrick Davis of Callahan, Fla. rope a steer at the Ropin' in the Swamp competition at UF's Horse ... READ MORE