Fight Foot Rot in Florida Cattle

Foot rot in cattle is a deceptively treacherous malady. Not only is it easy to misdiagnose foot rot (approximately 20 percent of all lameness treated by veterinarians is caused by foot rot), but when left untreated, foot rot can be debilitating, if not fatal, to the animal. Foot rot can easily develop in areas of …

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Katie Hennessy

The Key to Rabies Is Prevention

Rabies is a viral disease caused by Lyssavirus, which affects all warm-blooded animals including horses and humans. Rabies is endemic in wildlife, so there is a risk of exposure throughout Florida. Rabies is uncommon in horses, and it is 100% fatal once clinical signs appear. Clinical signs are related to the central nervous system and …

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Pathways to the Future of Citrus

Florida citrus growers have experienced more than their fair share of challenges in the past 15 years as HLB has ravaged groves, drastically reducing the state’s citrus yields year after year. While some growers have thrown in the towel and moved on to other ventures, many of our state’s grove operators and those of us …

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A Sense of Community

Community has never been more important than it is now. I just attended the 56th National Auctioneers Association Conference and Show, which was hosted in San Diego. My wife, who enjoys it, too, does remind me it’s not a “true vacation.” We reunited as a community and renewed our common bonds; we were blessed to …

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Katie Hennessy

Fall Preparations for your Horse

Fall is coming, and while the weather won’t be dramatically different from summer, the nights may be cooler. Here are some horse care items that need to be on your fall preparation checklist. 1. Shelter and Feeding Fall is a great time to repair any damage to fencing, stalls, and paddocks, and to inspect wiring …

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