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UF Veterinary Extension

The goal of UF Veterinary Extension is to educate and serve the animal industry in Florida, while promoting the health and welfare of all animals.

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Equine Events for Veterinarians & Horse Owners

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine and other professional organizations offer CE events and public events to help owners keep their horses healthy. Click to learn about events available.

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UF/IFAS Equine Manure Management Summit- May 22 and May 29

For horse farms owners and managers – learn about composting and pasture management, the FDACS and FDEP equine BMP manuals and farm legislation, take a farm tour featuring farms using the manual, on-farm composting, and more! Call 352-371-8400 to register.

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UF/IFAS Youth Field Day – June 12

The goal of this event is to excite students about agriculture and science. Early bird registration is only $8 and space fills up quickly, so register soon!

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Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium: July 16-18

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to receive hands-on CE and cutting edge lectures offered by international experts in the care, management and production of beef cattle. Early bird registration starts July 1!

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UF Supports Time To Ride

Time To Ride is designed to connect American families, specifically moms, to horse opportunities in their local area. We hope you find it helpful in making first, second, or third steps towards a horse experience.

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News & Updates

Helpful Links: Poisonous Pasture Plants

Be watchful of these potentially toxic pasture plants and make sure your horse, cattle, goats, poultry, and dogs do not have access to them.

Planting some ideas for equine liver health

Toxins called pyrrolizidine alkaloids, found in certain types of vegetation, can pose big problems for your horse. Click to learn which plants are toxic, and how they affect your horse over time.

Get a jump on laminitis

Laminitis, a crippling hoof disease, is one of the most common reasons horses are euthanized. However, this excruciating syndrome is often preventable by controlling your horse’s diet.

Don’t horse around in the heat

Do you know how much water your horse needs to drink per day, or how much water they may require on a hot day in Florida?

Veterinary Hospitals Technician Continuing Education Program

Join us Saturday October 25, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida for a full day of cutting edge veterinary technician continuing education.

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