Barns & Sheds


How Much Does a Horse Cost?

August 01, 2012

A look at what it really costs to own a horse besides the initial purchase price.... Read More


Budget Barn Design

August 01, 2012

See how one owner designed and built frugally without compromising on aspects supporting horse health.... Read More


Equine Tracheal Mucus Associated with Airborne Particulates

July 23, 2012

Athletic horses exposed to airborne particles could experience enough mucus buildup to limit performance.... Read More


Cost Cutting Tips for Building Horse Barns

July 01, 2012

Horse owners share their top five tips for cutting costs and staying green when building a horse barn.... Read More


Readers Share Recycling Ideas to Cut Costs Around the Barn

June 24, 2012

Horse owners share their tips for reusing select items to save money around the barn.... 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.


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


Western Kentucky Equine Field Day Scheduled for June 5

May 23, 2012

The field day will take place June 5, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. CDT at Darling 888 Ranch, located in Princeton, Ky.... Read More


Dates Set for 2012 KENA Networking Meetings

January 24, 2012

Topics to be covered include lameness causes, equine acupuncture, and building equine facilities.... Read More


Human Behavior Changes Necessary to Improve Equine Welfare

December 31, 2011

Most welfare problems--which arise if "freedoms" are denied--are directly due to human behavior problems.... Read More


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


Prepare Horse Shelters Now for Winter

November 27, 2011

Now is the ideal time to address housing options for horses that will live outside this winter.... Read More


Fall Horse Health Care Tips

November 06, 2011

Taking certain steps during autumn months can help ensure your horse maintains his good health.... Read More


Run-In Shed Rundown

November 01, 2011

A good run-in shed, whether simple or elaborate, should follow some basic design concepts.... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE on Avoiding Respiratory Problems Archived

September 10, 2011's Ask the Vet LIVE event on avoiding respiratory problems in the barn is now archived.... Read More


Biosecurity for Hospitals and Horse Farms

September 09, 2011

When a horse is sick, good biosecurity could mean the difference between an isolated infection and an epidemic... Read More


'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


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