In this Issue:
  • Heaves – The Horse Version of COPD
  • UF Research Study Confirms that Calm, Cool Cattle are More Productive
  • Escambia County Equine Field Day – September 8
  • Friday Feature: Cows Assist Deputies with Car Thief Arrest
  • Managing Carbohydrates from Grazed Pastures for Horses with Metabolic Disorders
  • Alabama Extension’s One Health Symposium for Sheep and Goat Producers – August 24-25
  • Friday Funny Feature: Almond Dairy Farming
  • Get the Most Out of Your Pasture Herbicide Applications
  • Olive Oil Extracts May Reduce Stress in Weaned Calves
  • Follow BQA Guidelines When Treating and Selling Cows
  • Livestock

    Heaves – The Horse Version of COPD

    Heaves is a non-infectious respiratory disease of horses that is similar to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in humans. It is considered progressive, and degenerative. That means it will never go away completely and each bout will get progressively worse.

    There are a number of forms relative to cause, but they share similar symptoms. Horses …

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    UF Research Study Confirms that Calm, Cool Cattle are More Productive

    Brad Buck, UF/IFAS Communications Services

    Cattle are a little like humans: They are more productive when they are cooler. With cattle, a cooler body helps with meat and dairy production, new University of Florida research shows.

    Cows with shorter hair are cooler, and thus, more productive,” said Raluca Mateescu, an associate professor of …

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    Escambia County Equine Field Day – September 8

    The Escambia County Equine Field Day is a hands-on learning opportunity for horse owners and enthusiast in the western Panhandle of Florida. Participants will be educated in the areas of equine vaccinations, hoof & leg care, nutrition, pasture weed control, exercise physiology, and other relevant topics. Industry professionals, extension faculty and a local veterinarian will …

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    Friday Feature: Cows Assist Deputies with Car Thief Arrest

    This week’s featured video was published by USA Today to share the highlights from a recent Seminole County Florida Sheriff Department case.  A helicopter with a night-vision surveillance camera captured some amazing video footage of a car thief trying to escape arrest through a cow pasture.  The female suspect jumped out of …

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    Managing Carbohydrates from Grazed Pastures for Horses with Metabolic Disorders

    Marcelo Wallau, Lori Warren, Carissa Wickens, Jose Dubeux and Doug Mayo, UF/IFAS Extension

    As extension specialists, we are often asked about nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC) in forages and the potential risks grazing poses to insulin-resistant horses. Numerous blog posts and reports have been written on the topic, alarming horse owners everywhere. However, for horses …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/10/metabolic-disorders-in-horses-and-nonstructural-carbohydrates-from-grazed-pastures/

    Alabama Extension’s One Health Symposium for Sheep and Goat Producers – August 24-25

    The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs is headed back to Perdido Beach Resort on Friday and Saturday, August 24-25, 2018, for the One Health Symposium for Sheep and Goat Production. This event is being held in partnership with Tennessee State University’s College of Agriculture.

    The One Health Symposium is …

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    Friday Funny Feature: Almond Dairy Farming

    Typically, the weekly featured videos share an innovation or idea related to agricultural production.  This week take a break from the serious videos to enjoy a humorous one that pokes fun at the idea of milking almonds, called “Nut Milking Exposed.”  There has been a great deal of discussion of late about whether nut …

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    Get the Most Out of Your Pasture Herbicide Applications

    If you have pastures or hay fields, weeds will always be an issue. Good fertility and grazing management will go a long way towards keeping weeds in check and these factors should be evaluated and addressed as a means of weed prevention. However, chances are that from time to time it will become necessary to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/03/get-the-most-out-of-your-pasture-herbicide-applications/

    Olive Oil Extracts May Reduce Stress in Weaned Calves

    By  Lautaro Rostoll, Ignacio Ipharraguerre, and Nicolas DiLorenzo, University of Florida NFREC

    The fact that stress is detrimental to animal performance is a well-known concept in beef cattle production. The impact of stress on cattle is observed at various levels, and it can have multiple consequences, all of them ultimately affecting growth and performance. …

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    Follow BQA Guidelines When Treating and Selling Cows

    Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist 

    Summer time often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows.  Common problems include eye infections and foot rot.  Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics.

    In the past, and on very rare occasions, violative residues of pharmaceutical products have been …

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