University of Florida

Animal Sciences Extension-Equine

A Message about the Department of Animal Sciences Extension

Extension is the third arm of the land grant system provided by the Smith-Lever Act in 1914. This Act established the Cooperative Extension Service and specified that the service would be associated with a land grant college. More...


Florida Equine Extension

Equine Extension Faculty and Instructors

Equine extension faculty and instructors have expertise in equine management, health, genetics, nutrition and reproduction. See the list of each faculty members area of expertise and contact information. More...

In the News!

Dr. Saundra TenBroeck was featured in a WalletHub’s article about 142nd Kentucky Derby.

Southern Equine Consortium Newsletter

The Southern Equine Consortium Newsletter is a newly created, educational resource for Southeastern region equine owners and equine industry participants. Each issue features timely, research-based information related to the care, management, and enjoyment of horses and other equids. The development of the newsletter represents a collaborative effort between multiple Southeastern equine extension programs to extend knowledge to our readers.

Florida Equine Institute Proceedings

The Florida Equine Institute provides horsemen and horsewomen with the most up-to-date equine management information. Summaries and video presentations.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

2017 Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show

The Central Florida Livestock Agents’ Group would like to invite you to the 2017 Florida Equine Institute & Allied Trade Show! Sept. 21, 2017, 8:00am to 4:00pm. The theme for the 2017 educational program is "Filling in the Blanks." The event is being held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34470. This University of Florida Extension program, is committed to providing Florida Horsemen and Horsewomen with the most up-to-date equine management information, and a "working" Trade Show. Topics for 2017 include: Equine Nutrition: Fiber; Friend; or Filler; Equine Health: How Stress can affect the horse’s response to disease challenges; Neurological Diseases in Horses; Recognizing and addressing Equine Behavior Problems; Cedar Lock Farm, Run for the Ribbons and Thoroughbred Retirement (Live Demo); Experiential Learning Demos (20 min. rotations) Equine Vital Signs, Equine Genetics and Weed Identification.

Equine Extension Youth Programs

Details about upcoming events, results of past events, and plenty of resources to help your own programs. More...

UF/IFAS Equine Facilities

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Smith-Lever 100th Anniversary

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service, which allows us all to benefit from the knowledge of our land-grant universities. Extension has helped millions of Floridians by tapping the latest information from the research engines of the University of Florida and Florida A&M and converting it into practical knowledge we use every day.

Solutions for Your Life

UF/IFAS Extension maintains an easy-to-use, comprehensive Web site, Solutions for Your Life.

IFAS Resources