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State Veterinarian Releases Interactive Equine Disease Map

State Veterinarian Releases Interactive Equine Disease Map

Published: 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 […]

Horse Owner Alert: Pythiosis

Published: May 2nd, 2013

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.

Success Story: Laryngeal Hemiplegia

Published: Mar 5th, 2013

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.

EHV-1 Information Seminar from UF Veterinary Hospitals

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

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 – EHV-1 Update From UF Veterinary Hospitals

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

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 – EHV-1 Information From UF Veterinary Hospitals

Published: Feb 22nd, 2013

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.

Success Story of the Month: Septic Foal Care

Published: Nov 6th, 2012

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 and Horses

Published: Nov 5th, 2012

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 Update: November, 2012

Published: Oct 24th, 2012

West Nile Virus activity has increased throughout various counties in Florida. Read a West Nile Virus report update from the Florida Department of Health.