Equine Management Information
Raising equine animals such as horses, mules, donkeys, etc., can be a challenging task as their nutritional requirements, space requirements and others can be much different than cattle or other ruminants. Since Florida has over 1/2 million horses and is third only to Texas and California in the number of equine animals in the state, information concerning equine animals is very important to the state. Please see the information below for tips on managing your equine animals.
- Pastures and Forage Crops for Horses - this UF/IFAS EDIS publication provides information on stocking rate, forage varieties, and pasture management for the equine owner.
- Protecting Florida Horses from Mosquitoes - this archived UF/IFAS EDIS publication provides information on mosquito biology and how to protect your horses from mosquitoes.
- External Parasites on Horses - this UF/IFAS EDIS publication provides information on internal and external parasites that may infect equine species.
- Pesticide Safety around Animals - this UF/IFAS EDIS publication includes information on selection, storage, application, and residues associated with pesticides that may be used around animals.
- Basic Nutritional Guidelines for Equine Management - this UF/IFAS EDIS publication provides information on the proper and adequate nutrition for your equine animals.
- How to Feed a Horse: Understanding Basic Principles of Horse Nutrition - this UF/IFAS EDIS publication includes information on basic nutrition for equine animals.