February SmartTip of the Month presented by SmartPak: Dust in the Barn

Why keeping dust levels down in the barn is an important step for your horse's health this winter.

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Chasing the dust bunnies away and helping your horse breathe easy this season.

Between the shavings he sleeps in, the hay he eats, and the cobwebs in the rafters, your horse’s home may be full of dust that could negatively affect his respiratory health. That’s because “dust” isn’t just “dust.” Dust particles are also made of fungal and mold spores, mites and other insect parts, and bacteria and their toxins.

Though “dust-free” and “barn” are rarely found in the same sentence, there are steps you can take to help keep the dust down. Check them out at SmartPak.com/DustBusters.

Interior of horse barn

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Keeping the barn shut up tight all winter long.

It’s tempting to keep the barn shut tight all winter long to preserve what little heat you have, but locking out fresh air could be negatively impacting your horse’s respiratory health.

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