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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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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.

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Healthy Horse Conference April 25, 2015

Apr 16th, 2015

Register now for the 7th Annual Healthy Horses Conference

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Equine surgeon named Appleton Professor

Apr 9th, 2015

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

Dr.-Sarah-Reuss

Non-infectious Respiratory Diseases of the Horse

Mar 20th, 2015

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

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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.

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Rare parasite colonizing snails in South Florida

Feb 27th, 2015

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

UF West Nile Virus FAQs

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.

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UF Veterinary Medicine team rescues newborn calf

Jan 5th, 2015

UF College of Veterinary Medicine Director John Haven and his team worked with Alachua County Fire Rescue to rescue a newborn calf from a sinkhole.

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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.