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4-H Alumnae Reconnect through Love of Horses

Russell and Julie McMillian, Gulf County 4-H Alumnae and 4-H Leaders Russell and Julie McMillian both grew up in Gulf County and together have established a thriving business based on their love of horses.  They now own a small farm in Dalkeith, just south of Wewahitchka, and their business Rockin’ M Ranch, consists of horseback …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/4-h-alumnae-reconnect-through-love-of-horses/

Monensin Toxicity in Horses: What to Look For

Several cases of monensin toxicity in horses have been reported in the Southeastern U.S. over that last few months.  Monensin is an ionophore antibiotic that is commonly added to livestock feeds such as poultry and cattle feeds.  This is a safe feed additive for ruminants and poultry, but horses are very sensitive to monensin.  Sometimes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/07/monensin-toxicity-in-horses-what-to-look-for/

Are your horses immunized against EEE & WNV?

Almost every summer in Florida, horses die due to diseases spread by mosquitos.  Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) takes the lives of several horses in the Panhandle each year.  West Nile Virus (WNV) is also a concern, but is not as common as EEE.   Both can be prevented with vaccination, but if you have not already, it …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/25/are-your-horses-immunized-against-eee-wnv/