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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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Arabian Horse Study at UF

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!

horse in pasture

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.

UF Large Animal Anesthesia

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.


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.

Echo making a new friend with Titan the colt

Name That Foal Contest Winner

Jun 2nd, 2014

Congratulations to Echo for being a winner of the Name That Foal Contest this year! The foal was named Titan by Echo - and the name was fitting!

UF Equine Surgery Resident Dr. Andrew Smith

Large Animal Surgery Resident Honored By Clinician Group

May 20th, 2014

Our surgery resident, Dr. Andrew Smith, was selected from all veterinary residents in North America to win the award.

UF Equine Sports Performance Arena

NOW OPEN – Equine Sports Performance Complex

May 20th, 2014

The Equine Sports Performance Complex is now available for performance evaluations!

UF Equine Isolation Facilities

Horse Owner Alert: Bad EPM Drug

May 12th, 2014

Eight Thoroughbred horses that were given a single dose of an EPM drug at a training stable in Ocala, FL had neurologic disturbances within 36 hour of administration.


One Horse, Several Episodes of Colic

May 7th, 2014

What happens when a horse continues to colic? Read about Wyatt and the preventative colic procedure performed at UF.

Horses grazing

Botulism in Horses & Other Mammals

Apr 24th, 2014

Botulism is a disease caused by ingestion of botulinum toxin, one of the most potent toxins known. It can affect all mammals, however horses are one of the most susceptible species. Click to learn more about botulism.