February 25, 2013 - We are happy to report that so far, no new cases of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) have presented. With the full support of his owners, the index case is responding well to aggressive treatment and is stable at this time. Click for more information.
February 22, 2013 - A horse from the HITS Ocala show grounds has been confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHV-1 neurologic disease) and has been quarantined in our equine isolation facility since admission. Click on the link for more information.
When Challenger, a LaMancha goat, was diagnosed with a broken elbow at four days old, his options were limited. Bandages and splints helped stabilize the fractured bone, but the tendons contracted in the process. Learn about the care made available through the UF Large Animal Hospital that eventually saved his life and led to a complete recovery.
Showy crotalaria is a plant that grows wild in Florida and is toxic to horses and other farm animals. Click to learn more about how it can affect your animals and the clinical signs to watch for.
West Nile Virus activity has increased throughout various counties in Florida. Read a West Nile Virus report update from the Florida Department of Health.
When Wilbur began feeling uncomfortable in his career as a hunter, his pain couldn't be pinpointed. X-rays and ultrasounds showed no evidence of a problem and on the circuit it was difficult to isolate a cause. Click to find out how UF diagnosed and started treatment in one visit.
Some clinical signs of a neurologic disorder are incoordination, abnormal behavior, limb weakness, muscle wasting and head tilt. View photos of Dr. Mallicote and Dr. MacKay performing neurologic tests at UF.
We might not have a good answer for every situation. The reason is that certain horses might be at greater risk than others because they are less discriminating eaters than other horses or have an underlying digestive disorder that predisposes them to impactions. The other important issue is sand access.