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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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Fall Season & Your Horse

Sep 28th, 2016

Stay on top of your horse’s heath this fall with these tips from our veterinarians.


Equine Extended Care Service at UF

Jun 29th, 2016

The UF Large Animal Hospital has launched an exciting new service exclusively for our clients.


Hurricane Preparation

Jun 20th, 2016

Hurricane season in the United States is from June 1 to November 30, with most of the storms forming in the months of August, September and October. Are you ready?

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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.

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 […]


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 […]


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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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.