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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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Zebu recuperating at home after treatment at UF for kidney injury

Dec 18th, 2014

A pet zebu is recuperating at home after receiving lifesaving hemodialysis treatment at UF for kidney injury.

Figure 2. Indigo spicata showing typical pink flowers and clusters of pods (upper part of image) growing at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Creeping Indigo Toxicity

Nov 3rd, 2014

View photos of and learn about creeping indigo toxicity in Florida.

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Pony Foals Available for Sale

Oct 20th, 2014

We have several pony foals available from our herd at the hospital. They are all healthy and ready for new, loving and approved homes only. There are some super cute little show prospects in the group!

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Dr. Morton & New Equine Sports Performance Arena

Oct 13th, 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of Florida Veterinarian magazine, featuring Dr. Alison Morton, is now online and available for viewing as a PDF.

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2014 Small Ruminant Production Conference

Oct 1st, 2014

The program will focus on goat and sheep health, nutrition, production efficiency and management for your herd or flock. Click to access the registration flyer.

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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.

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Helpful Links: Poisonous Pasture Plants

Sep 15th, 2014

Be watchful of these potentially toxic pasture plants and make sure your horse, cattle, goats, poultry, and dogs do not have access to them.

Showy crotalaria and horses

Planting some ideas for equine liver health

Sep 15th, 2014

Toxins called pyrrolizidine alkaloids, found in certain types of vegetation, can pose big problems for your horse. Click to learn which plants are toxic, and how they affect your horse over time.

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Get a jump on laminitis

Sep 10th, 2014

Laminitis, a crippling hoof disease, is one of the most common reasons horses are euthanized. However, this excruciating syndrome is often preventable by controlling your horse’s diet.

UF Large Animal Reproduction Dr. Margo Macpherson

Don’t horse around in the heat

Sep 10th, 2014

Do you know how much water your horse needs to drink per day, or how much water they may require on a hot day in Florida?