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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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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.

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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?

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Veterinary Hospitals Technician Continuing Education Program

Aug 20th, 2014

Join us Saturday October 25, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida for a full day of cutting edge veterinary technician continuing education.

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What to do if a snake bites your horse

Aug 18th, 2014

Snake bites in horses are a fairly common occurrence. Would you know what to do if your horse was affected by a snake bite? We help give some tips on prevention and treatment.

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Arabian Horse Study to Combat Obesity & Laminitis in Horses

Jul 25th, 2014

Arabian Horse Owners: We are asking your help to combat obesity and laminitis in horses!

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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.

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UF Veterinary Technician Continuing Education Program

Jul 21st, 2014

Join us Saturday October 25, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida for a full day of cutting edge veterinary technician continuing education.

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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.