How does the stable environment impact on human respiratory health?
Perhaps not surprisingly, the majority of articles about equine respiratory health focus on horses. After all, horses can spend long periods stabled, especially in winter. And horses that are on box-rest due to injury breathe the air in their stable 24/7. Horses that are stabled are exposed to high concentrations of “dust” which can include mould spores, pollen, fungi, dust mites, bacteria and viruses as well as physical dust e.g. plant, sand and soil particles. All of these can be potential irritants to the airways . . .