Air Quality

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Hay: To Soak or Not to Soak?

February 21, 2014

Find out if soaking your horse's hay might be a good option, or whether unsoaked hay is the way to go.... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 28, 2013

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

Understanding the basics of how horses breathe.

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Equine Respiratory System

March 13, 2013

Equine respiratory system dysfunction is an important cause of exercise intolerance and poor performance.... Read More

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Heaves in Horses

February 04, 2013

Heaves is a chronic, debilitating problem similar to asthma in humans for horses.... Read More

Ceiling fans move otherwise stagnant air through a barn and help manage equine respiratory diseases, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).

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Air Movement in Horse Barns

October 08, 2012

Moving the air inside barns can help improve year-round comfort and air quality for horses and humans.... Read More

To prevent injuries to horses, manage gullies by constructing a grade stabilization structure. These structures stabilize gullies by controlling water flow and absorbing stream energy.

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Environmental Best Practices for Horse Owners

June 20, 2012

Researchers compiled a set of best management practices to help reduce horse-related environmental pollution.... Read More

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Healthful Horse Barns

May 01, 2012

Consider these horse health and safety-oriented design aspects when building or renovating your barn.... Read More

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Common Upper Respiratory Disorders and Treatments

April 24, 2012

Is your horse's performance suffering because of an upper-respiratory disorder?... Read More

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Managing Bacterial Pneumonia in Adult Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 07, 2012

Without proper post-treatment management and some husbandry adjustments pneumonia can recur.... Read More

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Heated Barns and Horses: Special Considerations Needed

December 26, 2011

Heating horse barns can cause a host of respiratory and other problems if done incorrectly.... Read More

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Diagnosing Respiratory Infection

December 01, 2011

The scenario might sound familiar: You take a couple laps around the arena with your horse, and suddenly... Read More

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Eliminating Ammonia

December 01, 2011

The products available to control ammonia buildup in barns boast a variety of forms and ingredients.... Read More

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Treating Lower Respiratory Diseases

November 15, 2011

Evidence-based approaches to treatment of airway disease in horses such as heaves and IAD.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE on Avoiding Respiratory Problems Archived

September 10, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE event on avoiding respiratory problems in the barn is now archived.... Read More

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Avoiding Respiratory Problems in the Barn

September 01, 2011

A number of air quality factors in barns can make it harder for your horse to breathe, compromising his health... Read More

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'Map' Airborne Particles in Barns to Minimize Airway Disease

August 24, 2011

Mapping airborne particles in horse barns could help minimize the risk and/or prevalence of airway disease.... Read More

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Air Quality in Barns Critical for Horse and Human Health

July 10, 2011

Most equestrians know firsthand the dangers that accompany their passion for horses: bumps and bruises ... Read More

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Summer Horse Housing: Barn or Pasture with Shade?

July 06, 2011

Where is the best place for a horse during the hottest part of a summer day--in a barn with fans or outside?... Read More

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Advancements in Understanding Airway Diseases

July 01, 2011

Researchers have made strides in understanding airway diseases and what helps (or does not help) control them.... Read More

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Green Horse Keeping

April 28, 2011

What environmentally friendly management practices might work for you and your farm? ... Read More

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Box Fan Recall Could Affect Horse Owners

March 24, 2011

Lasko Products Inc., manufacturer of home appliances such as fans and heaters, is recalling approximately 4.8 million box fans (similar to those frequently used in barns by horse owners) after an electrical problem in the fan's motor has caused some ... Read More

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Ammonia: Out of My Barn!

February 14, 2011

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse’s respiratory health & performance, but it is preventable.... Read More

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Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

February 01, 2011

Freezing temperatures can lead to problems for the horse owner: frozen pipes, slippery conditions, etc. ... Read More

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Soaking Hay Can Lower Dust Concentrations

December 01, 2010

Wetting hay before feeding can significantly reduce the dust concentration in the horse's breathing zone.... Read More