Recent News for Buildings & Structures

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Box Fan Recall Could Affect Horse Owners

March 24, 2011

Lasko Products Inc., manufacturer of home appliances such as fans and heaters, is recalling approximately 4.8 million box fans (similar to those frequently used in barns by horse owners) after an electrical problem in the fan's motor has caused some ... 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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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

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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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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

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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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Building a Horse Breeding Shed

December 01, 2010

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

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10 Steps for Successful Artificial Insemination for Horses

December 01, 2010

Artificial insemination (AI) is today's breeding standard for many types of horses. To find out how to make our readers' artificial insemination programs more successful, The Horse went to two recognized experts in equine artificial insemination... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Live Cover

December 01, 2010

Promote safe and successful live cover breeding with careful preparation and attention to safety.... Read More

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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

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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