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ROOFING FOR STABLE.

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ROOFING FOR STABLE. A thatch of straw or reeds is, in the opinion of most practical men, one of the best, as this sort of roofing maintains an even temperature, and also absorbs the moisture which arises from the horses. No material can be worse than corrugated iron, which attracts the heat in the summer, and is the coldest of all cover- ings in the winter. Where thatch h prohibited a tile roof with straw underneath it may be about the best roof to use. With regard to fresh air and draughts, the greatest possible difference exists between them. Fresh air is essential, but draughts are as prejudicial to their health as to that of any living thing. A horse can stand quite a remarkable amount of cold, and if time is permitted nature will pro- vide him with a coat that is impervious to almost any weather but nothing will resist draughts. Of course, a horse that is kept in a stable and warmly clothed will not carry a coat of this sort, nor is it desirable that he should do so, as he is expected to look smart, but even in the case of such an animal a close, stuffy stable is sure to cause sickness. Hence the importance of a proper and effective system of ventilation.

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