Hoof Care

When we think of horses, we often think of speed, power, and elegance. However, supporting all this beauty and potential are four important things—hooves! Lack of proper hoof care can lead to a host of health problems and can even leave horses lame. Trimming hooves is the primary means of maintaining hoof health.1 Hooves grow out just like human nails,2 and trimming them helps keep a horse balanced and nimble while also preventing the hoof  More»

February Wildlife Happenings

From quails to pocket gophers and snapping turtles, find out what’s shaking in Florida this February. February wildlife happenings… Photo credits: UF/IFAS  More»

Understanding Heart Health

February is American heart month. You've probably heard that heart health is a critical to longevity—but did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States?1 Heart disease is the name for a group of conditions that affect the heart and arteries. Heart disease can lead to chest pains, heart attack, and stroke.2 The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease, which occurs when cholesterol  More»

Planting in February

It may be winter, but that doesn't mean your Florida garden doesn't need tending to. Find out what you can be planting in February depending on which region you live in: North Florida Central Florida  More»

Eat Local: Star Fruit

Star fruit, also known as carambola, is a tropical fruit grown in south Florida.1 When sliced, the fruit resembles a five-pointed star, hence its name. Look for it at your local grocery store or farmers market. Star Fruit Facts Florida produces 90% of all star fruit grown in the United States.2 Star fruit is indigenous to Asia and has been grown in Florida for more than 100 years.2 Star fruit comes in both sweet and tart  More»

What Is Norovirus?

If you follow the news, you may have heard about the recent outbreak of norovirus at Chipotle restaurants. You may have wondered, What is norovirus? And What can I do to avoid getting sick? Facts about Norovirus Norovirus is a virus that is spread among  More»