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grey Arabian breed horse trotting in the desert

UF research provides insight to equine metabolic syndrome

September 2, 2021

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

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Arabian Horse, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Equestrian, Equine, Equine Business, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Founder, Genetic Markers, Horse, Horse Care, Horse Management, Horses, Laminitis

Annual equine industry event returns in-person this fall

July 27, 2021

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

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida Livestock Agents Group, Equine, Equine Business, Events, Florida Equine Institute And Allied Trade Show, Horse, Horses, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County

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

Equine care checklist: before and after the storm

August 19, 2020

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disaster Planning, Disaster Preparation, Disaster Preparedness, Equine, Horses, Hurricane Prep, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Season

COVID-19 response: Resources for horse owners and businesses

April 13, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, COVID19, Equine, Equine Business, Horses

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

May 14, 2019

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Carissa Wickens, Cattle, Horse Teaching Unit, Horses, Joel McQuagge, Lori Warren, Mario Binelli, Matt Hersom, News, Sally DeNotta, Samantha Brooks, Saundra TenBroeck

Got Horse Manure? UF/IFAS Program Offers Composting Solution

March 5, 2019

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: CALS, Carissa Wickens, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Francisco Rivera, Hillsborough County, Horses, Mary Lusk, News, Small Farms, Walsh Nichols

Ropin’ in the Swamp

April 9, 2009

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

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Cows, Horses

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