Recent News for Buildings & Structures

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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

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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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London Olympics 2012: In the Shadow of Kings

February 01, 2012

The equestrian portion of the London Olympic Games will play out against a backdrop of history and royalty.... Read More

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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

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 07, 2012

Plan now to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... 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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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

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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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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

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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

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Run-In Shed Rundown

November 01, 2011

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

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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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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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Beat the Heat

July 01, 2011

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