Tag Archive: Horse

The Nature of the Beast – Understanding Horse Behavior

By Saundra TenBroeck, Ph.D. Associate Professor/Extension Horse Specialist Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida A Florida wild horse at Paynes Prairie State Park. UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan. If you examined the horse from a design engineering perspective, you would quickly realize they have been created to live in circumstances very different than …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/07/the-nature-of-the-beast-understanding-horse-behavior/

4-H Horse Health Clinic Scheduled for June 13th

The Area A 4-H Horse Advisory Committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Bess Darrow, DVM and Mr. Billy Blackman, Professional Farrier to our first Area A 4-H Equine Clinic.  Our focus will be on overall equine health, as well as dental and hoof concerns.  There is no fee for this clinic but you must register …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/08/4-h-horse-health-clinic-scheduled-for-june-13th/

Preparation for Horse Training Begins in the Mouth

Hiring an experienced professional to perform routine dentistry prior to the bitting process may be one of your best training techniques. Adam Johnson, Equine Dental Care demonstrated how professionals care for teeth at the Horse Expo held in Marianna. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Lame in the mouth Head bob is a widely recognized indicator of …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/16/preparation-for-horse-training-begins-in-the-mouth/

To Breed or Not to Breed? Each Decision Affects an Increasing Horse Population

Horses at the University of Florida Horse Teaching Unit.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. Saundra TenBroeck, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida One of the indices of the health of the horse industry has been foal registration data. When we study trends over the last 30 years we see a classic “Economics 101” Supply …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/02/to-breed-or-not-to-breed-each-decision-affects-an-increasing-horse-population/

Horse Volunteers with Heart

UF IFAS Photo   Last year, more than 4,000 youth participated in the Florida 4-H Horse Project. These youth would have never had the opportunity to learn horsemanship and leadership skills without horse project volunteers. Project leaders not only work with 4-H clubs, they often serve on committees to help plan and implement shows and …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/15/horse-volunteers-with-heart/

Make Sure EEE and WNV Horse Vaccinations are Up to Date

With all of the rain Florida has received the last two months, the mosquito population has increased dramatically.  Mosquitoes are the vector or carrier for viruses that can be transmitted from wild birds to humans and horses.  Through August there have not been any cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) or West Nile Virus (WNV) …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/13/make-sure-eee-and-wnv-horse-vaccinations-are-up-to-date/

Upcoming Regional Watermelon, Beef, Horse, & Row Crop Educational Events

Jackson County Extension is hosting four regional, agricultural educational events over the next several weeks. Tri-state Watermelon & Cucurbit Meeting Watermelon & Cucurbit – February 11 The Tri-state Watermelon & Cucurbit Meeting will be held on Monday, February 11th at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna, Florida.  The program is scheduled to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/02/02/upcoming-regional-watermelon-beef-horse-row-crop-educational-events/

Horse Deworming Strategy to Save Money

Horse pictured was dewormed only twice last year based on FEC Horses may only need to be dewormed two to three times per year.  The active ingredient in commercial dewormers need to be rotated to prevent resistance. The best approach for worm control in horses is to utilize fecal egg counts (FEC) to determine which horses merit …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/25/horse-deworming-strategy-to-save-money/

New UF/IFAS Publications of Interest to Horse Owners

  Pigeon Fever in Florida’s Horses (VM185) For the first time in recent history, Florida is seeing a large number of cases of pigeon fever in horses. As of June 2012, the state is reporting over 60 suspected equine cases in Okaloosa, Walton, and Marion counties. The majority of cases have been confined to the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/05/new-ufifas-publications-of-interest-to-horse-owners/

Horse Nettle Blooming in Wakulla County

Delicate flowers disguise the potential problems of Horsenettle.  The dainty yellow and white flowers belie the disaster potential of the plants. Horsenettles (Solanum carolinense) are blooming and producing fruit in Wakulla County. Horsenettle can be a serious weed problem in Florida’s perennial grass pastures, hay producing operations and along fence rows. The result of infestation is reduced usable …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/15/horse-nettle-blooming-in-wakulla-county/

Older posts «