Tag Archives: horses

Marion County pet owners to see new UF emergency clinic

A new pet emergency clinic will be opening in July as a collaborative effort between area veterinarians and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  UF Veterinary Hospitals chief of staff Dana Zimmel says they were approached by private practicioners with the opportunity to create this facility. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Zimmel1.mp3] The …

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Marion County rescued horses finding new homes

The Horse Protection Association of Florida is already finding homes for fourteen horses rescued in Marion County. Executive Director Morgan Silver says a number of suitable owners have already come forward. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Silver4.mp3] She says the organization rigorously screens potential adopters before releasing the horses to anyone.  These horses are in …

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Horse Park awaits news about funding

The Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park Authority has its funding in the balance of the state budget, which is making its way to Governor Rick Scott’s desk for approval in the coming weeks. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM Caitlin Lawrence spoke with Florida Horse Park Foundation Executive Director Summer Best about the economic impact the …

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Miniature horses help comfort patients in Gainesville

For those of us who have pets, we know how important they can be.  The connection of humans and animals includes some special horses in Gainesville.  When one of Gentle Carousel’s miniature therapy horses walks into a room to visit a  patient, there’s joy on the faces of the person …

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Camp Blanding ceremony gives send-off to engineer unit

A civil engineer response force is preparing for deployment to Qatar, and Florida National Guard Spokesman Ron Tittle says a gathering today at Camp Blanding will send the unit off. He says the members of the 202nd RED HORSE Deployment Engineer unit will focus on highly specialized training. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Tittle8.mp3] About …

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Learning the tools of the trade of horse ranching

The idea of being a rancher or taking care of horses may seem like a simple, peaceful kind of life.  But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports, some college students are finding out that’s not always the case: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/RanchStoryRedo.mp3]

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A look behind the stables

Many people have seen the Gainesville Police Department’s Mounted Unit patrolling weekend and holiday crowds. But as WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, these four-legged officers are more than just workhorses. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/MountedUnitWRAP.mp3]

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Horse virus outbreak has local farm owners watching

One Jonesville horse farm is dealing with a virus that’s currently plaguing the Northwestern United States. University of Florida Veterinary General Medicine Chief Rob MacKay says complications with Equine Herpes Virus-1 can often be fatal to horses. “Instead of having cold like symptoms- upper respiratory symptoms- instead of having those …

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