Air Quality

Ceiling fans move otherwise stagnant air through a barn and help manage equine respiratory diseases, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).


Air Movement in Horse Barns

October 08, 2012

Moving the air inside barns can help improve year-round comfort and air quality for horses and humans.... 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


Common Upper Respiratory Disorders and Treatments

April 24, 2012

Is your horse's performance suffering because of an upper-respiratory disorder?... Read More


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


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


Diagnosing Respiratory Infection

December 01, 2011

Could your horse have a respiratory disease? Here's how your vet will find out. ... Read More


Eliminating Ammonia

December 01, 2011

The products available to control ammonia buildup in barns boast a variety of forms and ingredients.... Read More


Treating Lower Respiratory Diseases

November 15, 2011

Evidence-based approaches to treatment of airway disease in horses such as heaves and IAD.... 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


Avoiding Respiratory Problems in the Barn

September 01, 2011

A number of air quality factors in barns can make it harder for your horse to breathe, compromising his health... 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


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


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


Green Horse Keeping

April 28, 2011

What environmentally friendly management practices might work for you and your farm? ... Read More


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


Ammonia: Out of My Barn!

February 14, 2011

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse’s respiratory health & performance, but it is preventable.... Read More


Healthy Barns and Stalls

December 01, 2010

What hidden dangers lurk in your barn? Learn how to maximize air quality and improve safety in the stable.... Read More


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


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


Ammonia and Respiratory Health

September 22, 2010

High ammonia levels in barns can be detrimental to horses' respiratory health. Know how to keep them low.... Read More


Respiration (in Horses) Through the Ages

September 01, 2010

Experts advise: When it comes to respiratory illness in horses, save the gambling for Vegas. Be aware of the major respiratory diseases that horses are susceptible to (commonly, heaves, Rhodococcus equi, and equine herpesvirus) and use preventive ... Read More


Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

How do you create the safest possible environment for your horses? ... Read More


Volcanic Ash and Equine Respiratory Health

April 16, 2010

Ash and gasses from volcano eruptions could pose breathing risks to anyone exposed, including horses.... Read More


Reducing Your Horse's Exposure to Dust

February 10, 2010

Researchers have shown that significant amounts of mucus in a racehorse's airway can negatively affect his performance, and they've theorized that dust in the horse's environment contributes to that mucus. Therefore, the logical nex... Read More