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Through UF Veterinary Extension, the UF Large Animal Hospital helps keep the Gainesville, Ocala, Jacksonville and surrounding areas informed about the latest updates on equine health. For other information about hospital activities and specialties, view our recent posts below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Equine Extended Care Service at UF

Jun 29th, 2016

The UF Large Animal Hospital has launched an exciting new service exclusively for our clients.

Macrolide-Induced Hyperthermia in Foals

Feb 29th, 2016

UF veterinarians conducted a study and found that erythromycin, which is used to treat bacterial infections, disrupts the foals’ ability to sweat. Owners and caretakers should take precautions.

State Veterinarian Releases Interactive Equine Disease Map

State Veterinarian Releases Interactive Equine Disease Map

Jun 17th, 2015

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released a new webmap to track equine diseases. Florida’s Equine Reportable Disease Map is an interactive way to look at disease occurrence […]

Name that Foal Contest Winner

May 26th, 2015

Congratulations to five-year-old Cailyn for being the winner of our Name That Foal Contest this year! The filly, also named Cailyn, was part of the annual “Name That Foal” contest […]

Tristar Equine Issues Voluntary Recall of Gastrotec

Mar 19th, 2015

Tristar Equine Marketing, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of Gastrotec down to the consumer level.

FDA Issues Warning Letters for Unapproved Omeprazole Drugs Marketed for Use in Horses

Jan 6th, 2015

These products have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety and effectiveness. FDA testing also revealed that several of these products contained higher or lower levels of omeprazole than stated on their labels.

Equine Reproduction: Behavior & Transition Phases

Sep 23rd, 2014

Do you know why horses are called "seasonal breeders"? Audrey Kelleman, DVM, DACT, explains the seasonal transitions for broodmares.

Call for Volunteers in Fly Bait Study at Equine Facilities

Jul 23rd, 2014

A new house fly bait is coming onto the market. It is a unique chemistry with a new, slow-acting mode of action.

Update on EPM Medication Reactions

Jun 11th, 2014

Update on seven horses admitted on May 6, 2014 with signs of accidental overdose of the EPM drug pyrimethamine.

Name That Foal Contest Winner

Jun 2nd, 2014

Congratulations to Echo for being a winner of the Name That Foal Contest this year! The foal was named Titan by Echo - and the name was fitting!