Let’s talk about a different sort of border patrol. This border patrol is critical to the health and well-being of our livestock. In 1906, mounted patrol inspectors started riding the border between Mexico and the US as part of the Cattle ... READ MORE
Sometimes we can get complacent and forget why we do things. A Coggins test in horses is one of those things. We know that it is a requirement in Florida to have a current negative Coggins test (within the last 12 months) in order to:
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Sunn hemp is a fast growing, warm season, annual legume. It grows 6-7 feet tall. Sunn hemp can tolerate a wide range of soil pH (5.0-8.4). It is native to India and Pakistan. The University of Hawaii and USDA NRCS, together, ... READ MORE
Most times, livestock will avoid eating toxic plants but sometimes conditions are right for consumption to occur. Conditions when animals may consume toxic plants include:
Toxic plants are cut and baled in hay,
Hungry animals with limited ... READ MORE
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is a disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. EEE most often infects horses but can infect humans. There is no vaccine for humans and approximately 1/3 of those infected die of the disease. The majority ... READ MORE
T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline is Feb. 27th For more information about this contest, Area A Shirt Contest 2017.
Horse Qualification Forms are due to the county extension office ASAP. It can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Okaloosa County Extension Office will be hosting an Equine Health and Management Workshop.
January 30, 2017
Okaloosa County Extension Office
3098 Airport Road
We will be demonstrating how we perform Fecal Egg Counts ... READ MORE
Have a child that is interested in Livestock/Agriculture Judging? We will be holding classroom clinics to teach kids about Livestock/Agriculture Judging during the month of September and October. The best part is we will then compete as a team ... READ MORE
We will be holding the first showmanship clinic for poultry, rabbits, goats, and lambs on Monday, September 7, at the Baker Arena starting at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Reese Williamson will be on hand for health certificates if you need one for your animal. ... READ MORE