The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released a new webmap to track equine diseases. Equine Reportable Disease Map Florida’s Equine Reportable Disease Map is an interactive way to look at disease occurrence within the state. Disease information can be…
We have experienced a recent increase in horses being admitted to the UF Large Animal Hospital with a diagnosis of cutaneous pythiosis, an infectious disease caused by the pathogen Pythium insidiosum, which leads to granulating skin lesions.
Can you tell the difference between exercise intolerance in a horse and normal fatigue after a workout? Subtle symptoms can speak volumes about an underlying problem. Read about Courtney and her Warmblood, Andy, who was brought to UF for diagnosis and treatment of a laryngeal problem.
Join us on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 for a free evening seminar for information that horse owners should know about EHV. Click on the link for more information.
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.
Neonatal foal diseases can appear suddenly and can also be fatal. Read the story of Zara, the Arabian that was diagnosed with an infectious disease that is the most common cause of death in newborn foals.
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.