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Spring Cleaning, Stable Style

April 18, 2014

Here are some spring-cleaning tasks and tips from our Facebook fans. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Bedding Choices Revealed

September 10, 2013

Of the 1,013 voters, 581 (57%) indicated they use shavings or wood chips in their horses' stalls.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Stress' Impact on Equine Gene Activation

August 07, 2013

Chronic stress could lead to an increased susceptibility to disease due to the activation of certain genes.... Read More

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Using Mature Hay for Bedding: Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

January 24, 2013

Ergovaline levels over 200 ppb (parts per billion) in mature hay can cause fescue toxicity in pregnant mares.... Read More

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Budget Barn Design

August 01, 2012

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Restricted Equine Diets and Wood Shaving Consumption

April 06, 2012

If caloric intake is reduced, horses might seek alternative food sources to fulfill natural feeding behavior.... 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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Thrush Prevention

January 01, 2012

I own a 13-year-old Paint gelding and live in Central Pennsylvania where we h... 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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New Online Equine Biosecurity Risk Calculator Available

October 05, 2011

Equine Guelph (University of Guelph) recently introduced their new Equine Biosecurity Risk Calculator.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Are Stabled Horses at Increased Risk for Developing Colic?

September 27, 2011

Researchers found the frequency of intestinal contractions was lower in stabled horses than pastured horses.... 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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Demystifying Mats and Bedding

September 01, 2011

Choosing the right mats and/or bedding for your barn will help keep horses comfortable and stalls clean.... 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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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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Spring Cleaning: Readers Get Barns in Shape

March 29, 2011

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

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Readers Help Their Horses Battle Boredom in the Stall

February 22, 2011

More than 620 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you promote the health (both physical and emotional) of your stall-confined horse?" ... Read More

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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

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 01, 2011

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... 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

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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