Horse Owners Help Protect Water Quality With New Tool

Horse Owners Help Protect Water Quality With New Tool

– Tory Moore, Public Relations Specialist, UF/IFAS Communications Managing manure can be a challenge for horse owners. One horse can produce an average of 50 pounds of waste per day and with an estimated 385,000 horses in Florida, that waste piles up. A new...
Managing Horses to Prevent Heat Stress

Managing Horses to Prevent Heat Stress

Carissa Wickens, UF/IFAS Extension Equine Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences   During the summer months in Florida, we expect periods of high heat and humidity, but exposure to extreme temperatures when the heat index (how hot it really feels when the...
2022 Southeast Hay Contest – Entry Deadline September 1

2022 Southeast Hay Contest – Entry Deadline September 1

  July rains have boosted grass growth for hay or baleage production across the Southeast.  Don’t forget to have your hay or baleage tested for quality.  For $22/sample, you can get a full forage quality report and also enter the 2022 Southeast Hay...
Mitigating Risk for an Equine Enterprise

Mitigating Risk for an Equine Enterprise

  Saundra TenBroeck, UF/IFAS State Extension Horse Specialist Running a horse operation or simply owning horses can bring potential risk associated with clients and/or guests on your property, particularly youth. Some courts have found that a child can find a...
Know the Signs of Botulisim in Horses

Know the Signs of Botulisim in Horses

Dr. Sally DeNotta, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine You may have heard about several suspected cases of botulism in Central Florida horses this spring.  Thankfully, this deadly disease is considered rare in the Southeastern United...