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Success Story of the Month: Emergency Colic Surgery

Published: June 29th, 2012

Colic can be difficult to prevent, but when Adrienne Hudson’s Arabian, Ruby, began showing clinical signs of colic, Hudson was prepared and knew exactly what to do. Read Ruby’s story of her bout with colic that led to an emergency visit to the UF Large Animal Hospital.

Stallion Treated at UF is Now 2012 Celebration Breyer Horse Model

Published: June 27th, 2012

An American Drum Horse stallion named Mariah’s Boon was a model patient when he received two surgeries for an abdominal abscess caused by a wire that had penetrated his stomach. Watch the video of Boon’s successful outcome and life as a Breyer Horse Model.

Neurologic Examinations

Published: June 22nd, 2012

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.

Name That Foal Contest Winner: Jamie & Joey

Published: June 12th, 2012

Congratulations to Jamie for being a winner of the Name That Foal contest from this year’s UF College of Veterinary Medicine Open House!

Does my horse need psyllium or a supplement if I feed him good-quality hay?

Published: March 7th, 2012

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.