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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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Creeping Indigo

Poisonous Pasture Plants

Oct 19th, 2015

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

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 […]

Dr. Dana Zimmel

Zimmel named college’s associate dean for clinical services

Apr 21st, 2015

Dr. Dana Zimmel, UF Veterinary Hospital's chief of staff since 2010, has been named associate dean for clinical services.


Equine surgeon named Appleton Professor

Apr 9th, 2015

Dr. David Freeman has been named the Appleton Endowed Professor in Equine Studies.


Non-infectious Respiratory Diseases of the Horse

Mar 20th, 2015

This Saturday, March 21st at 1:00 pm, Dr. Sarah Reuss will present..


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.


Rare parasite colonizing snails in South Florida

Feb 27th, 2015

The rat lungworm is a nematode that can affect both animals and humans.

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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.