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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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Macrolide-Induced Hyperthermia in Foals

Feb 29th, 2016

UF veterinarians conducted a study and found that erythromycin, which is used to treat bacterial infections, disrupts the foals’ ability to sweat. Owners and caretakers should take precautions.

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Advanced Stallion Evaluation

Jan 5th, 2016

Our reproductive specialists offer a comprehensive evaluation of your stallion by implementing a wide-range of advanced breeding techniques.

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Success Story: Wonder’s Recovery from Pericarditis & Pleuropneumonia

Dec 1st, 2015

Read about the 7-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse, Wonder, and her recovery from pericarditis and pleuropneumonia at UF.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Equine surgeon named Appleton Professor

Apr 9th, 2015

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

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Non-infectious Respiratory Diseases of the Horse

Mar 20th, 2015

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