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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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UF/IFAS Equine Manure Management Summit 2014

Apr 18th, 2014

For horse farms owners and managers: Learn about composting and pasture management, the FDACS and FDEP equine BMP manuals and farm legislation, take a farm tour featuring farms using the manual, on-farm composting, and more!


Referring Veterinarian Appreciation Day 2014

Mar 14th, 2014

We invite veterinarians to join us Saturday, June 21, 2014 for our annual Referring Veterinarian Appreciation Day at the UF Veterinary Hospitals in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Sarah Reuss

Goat Parasite Control

Feb 17th, 2014

View our fact sheet on general parasite control in goats.


Road Work May Cause Delays

Feb 11th, 2014

A road resurfacing of SW 16th Avenue in front of the Veterinary Hospitals may cause delays to our visitors. Please plan some additional time to arrive to your appointments.


Success Story: Sonny’s Joint Injury

Jan 8th, 2014

Read about Sonny's diagnosis & treatment of his life-threatening joint injury at UF.

Dr. Martha Mallicote

Winter Tips for Horse Owners

Jan 3rd, 2014

Click to read winter tips for horse owners, provided by UF large animal veterinary specialists.

Dr. Bauck gives a presentation on lameness evaluations

Equine Education Day 2014

Dec 23rd, 2013

Join the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and Sunshine Region Pony Club on Jan. 11, 2014 for a day of equine education!

Success Story: Feta the Pygmy Goat

Success Story: Feta the Pygmy Goat

Dec 12th, 2013

When an ultrasound revealed a uterine mass, Feta the pygmy goat was rushed to UF for a surgical procedure that saved her life.

Gracie and UF team

Horse beats odds to survive, recuperates after unprecedented surgery at UF

Dec 4th, 2013

A year after UF veterinarians removed a piece of bone from her broken shoulder in a procedure believed to be the first of its kind, a 9-year-old quarter horse is finally home with her owner.

EEE in Alachua County

Alert: First Confirmed Case in FL of West Nile Virus in Alpaca

Oct 30th, 2013

Update: West Nile virus activity in Florida camelids