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Florida Equine Short Course

Self-paced

$100 Enroll

Full course description

Month

Lecture Date

Lecture Title

Topic

Speaker

March

3/24/21

3-5pm Online

Pesky Parasites and Practical Steps for Prevention

A practical overview of common internal and external parasites of horses to include the prevention strategies and deworming protocols that work for Florida horses.

Dr. Saundra TenBroeck, University of Florida Department of Animal Science

April

4/28/21

3-5pm Online

Poison in the Pasture

When it comes to toxic weeds, what you don’t know could hurt you. Learn the basics of toxic weed identification, prevention, and eradication to prevent poisonings in the pasture.

Meg Brew, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County Livestock Agent and County Extension Director

May

5/26/21

3-5pm Online

Planning for Productive Pastures

An overview of basic pasture management for horse owners, to include grazing management, forage selection, and nutrient management.

Caitlin Bainum, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Livestock Agent

June

6/23/21

3-5pm Online

Shots, Shots, Shots: Understanding the Core Vaccines for Florida Horses and the Diseases they Protect Against

An overview of the core vaccines that every Florida horse owner should know, what diseases they prevent, how vaccines work, and what other vaccines you might consider and why.

Dr. Sally DeNotta, University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine

July

7/28/21

3-5pm Online

Feeding the Equine Animal: An Anatomy Based Approach to Equine Nutrition

A tour of the equine digestive system with an eye towards understanding what it tells us about how horses are designed to eat and how we can do a better job meeting their needs.

Meg Brew, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County Livestock Agent and County Extension Director

August

8/25/21

3-5pm Online

Feeding the Special Needs Horse

Special horses have special needs, and this session will cover how we can better go about meeting the nutritional needs of senior horses, horses with PPID and metabolic syndrome, amongst other issues.

Dr. Lori Warren, University of Florida Department of Animal Science

September

9/22/21

3-5pm Online

Understanding Equine Behavior: The Science Behind Why Horses Act the Way They Do

Equine behavior expert and State Extension Specialist, Dr. Wickens will provide an overview of equine behavior, how horses think and learn, and how we can use this information to be smarter in terms of management and training

Dr. Carissa Wickens, University of Florida Department of Animal Science

October

10/27/21

3-5pm Online

Conquering Mount Manure

Horses produces a lot of manure and as horse owners we are responsible for handling it in an environmentally responsible way. This session will cover manure management options, understanding BMPs, and how to compost horse manure.

Caitlin Bainum, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Livestock Agent

November

11/17/21

3-5pm Online

The Colic Conundrum: What Every Florida Horse Owner Should Know

Colic is every horse owner’s worst nightmare and an all-too-common problem. Our Extension Equine Vet, Dr. DeNotta will define the types of colic, discuss strategies for preventing colic, and cover what every horse owner should know in terms of first aid for colic, what to treat at home, when to call the vet, and how to tell when a colic is an emergency.

Dr. Sally DeNotta, University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine

December

12/3/21

10am-3pm in Gainesville.

Join us at the University of Florida for a field trip to tour behind the scenes at the UF Horse Teaching Unit and Equine Vet Hospital, meet your instructors (in person) and enjoy live animal demos. Lunch will be provided.