Barns & Sheds


'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


How to Make Your Horse's Stall Safer

August 16, 2011

Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji discusses how you can build a safe stall for horses or make an existing stall safer.... Read More


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


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


Beat the Heat

July 01, 2011

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even tougher on horses.... Read More


Summer Insects: Flies, Ticks, Wasps, Bees

June 19, 2011

With summer's heat, haze, and humidity come bugs, including several types of flies, ticks, and stinging pests.... Read More


UK Equine Initiative Farm and Facilities Expo

May 23, 2011

Hands-on instruction from UK staff, plus equine and farm equipment displays, at 2011 Farm and Facilities Expo.... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Green Horse Keeping Now Available

April 29, 2011

There is no need to start panicking about osteoarthritis (OA) the day your foal's feet hit the ground, but its impact should be considered following every footfall thereafter.... Read More


Heater Blamed for Deadly Ohio Barn Fire

April 06, 2011

Fire officials in Colerain Township, Ohio, have determined that an electric heater used to warm a newborn calf was responsible for a fire that swept through a barn at a Crabbet Arabian breeding farm, killing 24 horses.
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Spring Cleaning: Readers Get Barns in Shape

March 29, 2011

More than 540 readers of responded to a poll asking, "How do you 'spring clean' your farm?"... Read More


First-Aid Kits for Horses

March 29, 2011

What you should have in a first-aid kit for your horses, with Dr. Roberta Dwyer.... Read More


Ammonia: Out of My Barn!

February 14, 2011

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


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


Barn Fire Prevention

February 01, 2011

Farm owners and managers can take certain steps to minimize the chances of a barn fire occurring.... Read More


Combat Cold Weather Stress in Horses

December 19, 2010

People combat cold weather by putting on additional clothing, but horses fight the elements by using more energy to maintain body temperature. While most people can address their own needs, horses are dependent upon their owners to provide proper ... Read More


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


Building a Horse Breeding Shed

December 01, 2010

Before you open a horse breeding operation, carefully consider the facilities and equipment required.... Read More


Healthy Barns and Stalls

December 01, 2010

What hidden dangers lurk in your barn? Learn how to maximize air quality and improve safety in the stable.... Read More


Horse Stable Fire Prevention and Preparation Tips

November 18, 2010

In the back of the mind of every horse, stable, or ranch owner lies the fear of a barn fire, buffered by the hope that he or she is prepared to deal with such a crisis. The San Antonio Saddle Horse Association offered a fire preventiion and safety...... Read More


Ammonia: Out Of My Barn!

October 01, 2010

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


The Top Ten 'Green' Tasks Horse Owners Should Do Before Winter

September 29, 2010

Winterizing barns, harrowing pastures, draining hoses, and water tanks, and cleaning and properly storing show tack and other summer horse equipment are among the top things horse owners can do to prepare for winter. "Taking car... Read More


Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

How do you create the safest possible environment for your horses? ... Read More


How to Keep Horses on a Small Property

August 23, 2010

How to give horses what they need in terms of turnout, shelter, grazing, and more.... Read More


Texas Barn Fire Probe Continues

August 19, 2010

Fire officials in Allen, Texas, are investigating the cause of a barn fire that claimed the lives of more than 20 horses earlier this month. Allen Fire Department Fire Marshal and Asst. Chief Craig Gillis said the fire in the 7,200- ... Read More


Hot Barns in the Summer: Readers Share Cooling Tips

July 27, 2010

More than 550 readers of responded to a poll asking, "How do you keep your barn cool during the summer?" ... Read More