In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Preventing Needlestick Injuries to Ranch Hands
  • The Nature of the Beast – Understanding Horse Behavior
  • Friday Feature: Timeless Fence System
  • Cool Season Forages – What Grew Well this Year
  • Quarantine Lifted, Screwworms Eradicated from Florida Keys
  • Friday Feature: Cordless Fence Staple Gun
  • Preparations for Foaling Season
  • APHIS Confirms New World Screwworm in Dade County Dog
  • Medicated Livestock Feeds Will Require Veterinarian Authorization in 2017
  • Fooling Mother Nature for January Foals
  • Horse

    Friday Feature: Preventing Needlestick Injuries to Ranch Hands

    More than 80% of workers on livestock farms have accidentally stuck themselves with needles used for vaccine and drug administration.  Accidental needlestick injuries are usually minor, but can be serious with skin infections, allergic reactions, and deep tissue wounds that require surgery.   This week’s featured video was developed by the Upper Midwest Agricultural …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/friday-feature-preventing-needlestick-injuries-to-ranch-hands/

    The Nature of the Beast – Understanding Horse Behavior

    By Saundra TenBroeck, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor/Extension Horse Specialist
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida
    Gainesville, Florida

    If you examined the horse from a design engineering perspective, you would quickly realize they have been created to live in circumstances very different than most horse owners provide.  Limited ability to interact socially, meals …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/the-nature-of-the-beast-understanding-horse-behavior/

    Friday Feature: Timeless Fence System

    This week’s Friday featured video showcases an innovation in fence posts and braces for livestock fences.  Plastic Innovation, Greeneville, Tennessee has developed the Timeless Fence System that utilizes recycled plastic to create PVC t-posts and fence braces that are flexible and strong, yet totally insulated for use with high-tensile electric fencing without the need …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/friday-feature-timeless-fence-system/

    Cool Season Forages – What Grew Well this Year

    Every fall producers select which cool season forage varieties they want to utilize in their operations and by the following spring some are happy with the choices they made and others are not. In an effort to help producers make a more informed decision, UF/IFAS personnel, with funding from the Florida Milk Check-Off, plant a …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/cool-season-forages-what-grew-well-this-year/

    Quarantine Lifted, Screwworms Eradicated from Florida Keys

    In the fall of 2016, USDA’s Animal Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of screwworms in the Florida Keys.  The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced on March 18, 2017 that they were winding down their response to the screwworm infestation in Monroe County.  After months of surveillance, trapping, sterile …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/quarantine-lifted-screwworms-eradicated-from-florida-keys/

    Friday Feature: Cordless Fence Staple Gun

    This week’s featured video is a really cool innovation for building or repairing fences, a cordless fence staple gun made by the STOCKade Company in New Zealand.  Anyone who has ever built or repaired farm fences will want one of these tools.  Unfortunately, the cordless model costs $1,379, but even so it is …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/10/friday-feature-cordless-fence-staple-gun/

    Preparations for Foaling Season

    As we move into February you begin to notice that, little by little, the days are getting longer. Mares bred in the previous spring are beginning to track wider. Anticipation of the upcoming foal crop should prompt you to make necessary preparations.  As you develop the management calendar, you will need to work backwards from …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/10/preparations-for-foaling-season/

    APHIS Confirms New World Screwworm in Dade County Dog

    Source:  USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 01/09/2017

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) in a stray dog near Homestead, Florida. The dog was isolated and his infested wounds were treated. Federal and state officials …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/13/aphis-confirms-new-world-screwworm-in-dade-county-dog/

    Medicated Livestock Feeds Will Require Veterinarian Authorization in 2017

    Source: FDA CVM Animal Feed Safety System Team

    As of January 1, 2017, animal producers will not be able to purchase feeds over the counter that contain antimicrobials deemed important for human health. Instead, to buy and use feeds containing those antimicrobials, animal producers must be authorized by a licensed veterinarian …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/medicated-livestock-feeds-will-require-veterinarian-authorization-in-2017/

    Fooling Mother Nature for January Foals

    Horses are seasonal breeders

    When day length is getting shorter, mares begin to grow winter hair coats, their estrous cycles become erratic, then they stop ovulating for a period of time that is called anestrous.  After December 21st (winter solstice) the days begin to lengthen. The mare perceives subtle changes in daylight and, as spring …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/02/fooling-mother-nature-for-january-foals/

    Older posts «