The Horse, Sweet PDZ Stall Freshener Team for Asthma Awareness Week

Find resources about air quality and equine respiratory health during the week of April 26 on

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Look for air quality-related content all week on | Photo: The Horse Staff

Poor air quality isn’t just a concern for human respiratory health. In fact, our horse’s respiratory systems are especially sensitive to air contaminant exposure. Barn ammonia, arena dust, wildfire smoke, airborne allergens, and smog pose long-term threats to equine health, as do mold and dust in hay. Poor air quality is a welfare issue and can lead to diminished performance and even chronic equine asthma. To help bring awareness to the importance of equine asthma, we at The Horse have partnered with Sweet PDZ Stall Freshener for Asthma Awareness Week. We’ll be posting articles the week of April 26, 2021, to help educate horse owners about equine respiratory health.

Look for equine-asthma-related content all week on, our Facebook page and Twitter feed, and in our e-newsletters.


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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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