What dangers might lurk in your barn? Are your stalls as healthy and safe as they should be for your horses? What does research say about the best ways to maximize air quality in your barn?
About the Experts
Bob Coleman, PhD, grew up showing horses and harness ponies in Brandon, Manitoba. He worked as an animal nutritionist for two feed companies in Western Canada before joining the Alberta Horse Industry Branch, where he worked for 18 years as the provincial extension horse specialist. He is currently an associate extension professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences in the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, owner of Florida Equine Veterinary Services in Clermont, Fla., and moderator of the Florida Equine Veterinary Services Annual Horse Owner Seminar. She participated as a member of the Sports Medicine Committee for the American Association of Equine Practitioners and was Chairperson of the organization's Owner Education Committee as well. Her interests and practice areas include chiropractic care, sport horse medicine, reproduction, general medicine and surgery, and preventive care including wellness programs, vaccinations, parasite control, and dentistry.
Melissa Millerick-May, MS, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine) at Michigan State University.
- Managing Bacterial Pneumonia in Adult Horses (AAEP 2011)
- Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters
- Human Behavior Changes Necessary to Improve Equine Welfare
- Biosecurity for Hospitals and Horse Farms
- 'Map' Airborne Particles in Barns to Minimize Airway Disease
- Air Quality in Barns Critical for Horse and Human Health
- Advancements in Understanding Airway Diseases
- Summer Insects: Flies, Ticks, Wasps, Bees
- Biosecurity for Horse Farms: Stall Disinfection and Other Management Techniques
- Volcanic Ash and Equine Respiratory Health