Racehorse trainer reports anecdotal evidence of steamed hay’s benefits while renowned Purdue veterinarians sort encouraging findings from new research on respiratory health.
When it comes to stall flooring, young barn builder Emma Whillans knew what she wanted before she knew what it was: a surface with no cracks or gaps between mats. Even at 23, she’d spent enough hours hauling traditional mats in and out of stalls for cleaning, and inhaling ammonia odours from urine accumulation underneath them, to know they wouldn’t do at her own facility.
Becky James BSc MSc describes how researchers measure dust levels in the stable and most importantly- the breathing zone.
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