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Mules vs. Horses

What Side Are You Riding With? by TERESA SCHIFFER Mules versus horses, which is the better beast? There are folks on either side of the argument that can make a

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Lake Wales High School Horse Judging Team Heads to State

There is No Horsing Around When it Comes to This Group of Dedicated Students By Teresa Schiffer In an age of social media obsession and digital absorption, sometimes it seems

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EEE update: Preventing Eastern Equine Encephalitis for your horse

EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS (EEE) has claimed its third victim of the year in Polk County, and officials are recommending that horse owners take precautions, as more cases are expected. A

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To blanket or not to blanket your horse

HORSES NATURALLY grow hair in response to reducing daylight as the weather cools in the fall and winter. These hairs are various lengths and trap in warm air to keep

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To reset or not to reset? That is the question

WITH THE USDA’S most recent Florida orange crop estimate at a troubling 69 million, there’s no doubt that Florida citrus growers face some tough questions. As a result of citrus

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Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis

EQUINE PROTOZOAL myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a neurological disease in horses and is caused by the protozoan Sarcocystis neurona, which affects the brain and spinal cord. The protozoan requires two hosts

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What is a Coggins test?

IF YOU OWN HORSES, then you have probably heard of a Coggins test, but what is it and why do you need to have one?

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Pigeon fever: Most common in the West, it can affect Florida horses

PIGEON FEVER is a common name for an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. The reason it is called pigeon fever is that the bacteria tends to localize and

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Strengthening Florida’s livestock industry

FLORIDA’S FARMERS and ranchers face a variety of threats, including pests, disease, and market changes. The success — and in some cases the survival — of Florida’s 500-year-old agriculture industry

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Developing the future of horsemanship

| Instructing local students while strengthening the relationship between rider and equine | The location may have changed, but the enthusiasm and excitement that happens each summer for students in