Tag Archive: Owners

Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate against Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Mature horses should receive an EEE booster vaccine every spring and fall.  Photo by Tyler Jones. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is a disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. EEE most often infects horses but can also infect humans.  There is no vaccine for humans and approximately 1/3 of those infected die of the disease. The …

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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 …

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Hurricane Prep for Livestock Owners

Cattle need room to manuver during a tropical storm or hurricane. Remove obstacles and items which could injure livestock. The peak of hurricane season is weeks away. Here are a few helpful tips to prepare a livestock operation for a tropical storm or hurricane. Livestock are safer in a large pasture free of debris. Barns …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/24/hurricane-prep-for-livestock-owners/