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 connects the University of Florida’s veterinary community to the Florida horse industry, including horse owners, breeders, and professional horsemen. We work collaboratively with horse owners, equine veterinarians, and county extension agents throughout the state to better serve the needs of Florida horses and their owners.
Dr. Sally DeNotta is the equine veterinary specialist at the University of Florida. Her extension role includes consulting about equine health and disease, coordinating annual conferences for horse owners at the University of Florida (Healthy Horses Conference), and providing educational programs for both owners and veterinarians on various equine health topics including management and prevention of infectious disease, colic, first aid, vaccination and parasite control programs, foal care and equine emergencies.
Sally DeNotta, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, serves as the liaison between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the horse industry, horse owners, veterinarians, and county faculty in Florida.