The goal of equine veterinary extension is to establish educational programs which serve the needs of the equine industry in Florida and promote the health and welfare of the horse. Equine veterinary extension serves as a liaison between the University of Florida’s veterinary community, the horse industry in Florida, horse owners, and county extension faculty.
Equine veterinary extension also encompasses consulting about equine health and disease, teaching the University of Florida’s veterinary and pre-veterinary students, and promoting, performing, and disseminating information on equine research. Dr. Sally DeNotta is the faculty coordinator for these programs.
UF Equine Veterinary Extension Specialist
Sally DeNotta, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, serves as the liaison between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the horse industry, horse owners, veterinarians, and county faculty in Florida. Originally from the rural Oregon coast, she spent time in private practice and academia in Oregon, Colorado and New York prior to joining the UF faculty. Dr. DeNotta provides educational programs and consults on equine health and disease, teaches the University of Florida’s veterinary and pre-veterinary students, promotes and disseminates information on current equine research, and also spends time on the large animal internal medicine service, where she has interests in neurology, neonatology, colic, and infectious disease.
Dr. DeNotta coordinates annual conferences for horse owners on equine health at the University of Florida (Healthy Horses Conference), and provides educational programs for both owners and veterinarians on various equine health topics including strangles, management and prevention of infectious disease, colic, diarrhea, vaccination and parasite control programs, foal care and equine emergencies. Additional information and equine health care articles can be found under publications and related information links.