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Improve Your Stable Air Quality

IMPROVE YOUR STABLE BARN DESIGN AIR QUALITY 1. Insulate barn roof 2. Design roof with overhangs HAY & FEED 3. Do not incorporate overhead storage 4. Incorporate permanent openings at 7. Avoid feeding round bales eaves and ridge 8. Soak or spray down hay 5. Replace dirt aisles with concrete or THERMAL BUOYANCY 9. Pre shake hay flakes similar material 6. Design with no ceiling and open to the 10. Feed hay off the ground roof peak for best airflow exchange 11. Store hay in another building 12. Switch to a commercial feed Oxygen Pathogens Dust Ammonia STALE AIR Moisture FRESH AIR Нeat MANAGEMENT STALLS 13. Keep barn clean & clutter free 21. Switch to a low-dust bedding 14. De-cobweb regularly 22. Use rubber mats on stall floors 15. Keep barn doors open 23. Keep stall windows open at night 16. Don't use leaf blower to clean aisles 24. Replace solid walls & doors in stalls w/ open grillwork 17. Sprinkle aisles w/ water prior to sweeping 25. Install large, low-speed overhead 18. Keep human activity within barn at a minimum fans designed for industrial use 19. Turn off tractors and other equipment when near barn 20. Turnout stabled horses w/ respiratory problems during the day Openings equivalent to at least 5-10% of floor area for each stall Sources Penn State Extention. Horse Facilities. RWalinder, M Riihimaki, S Bohlin, C Hogstedt, T Nordquist, A Raine, J Pringle, L Elfman. Installation of mechanical ventilation in a horse stable: effects on air quality and human and equine airways. July 2011. Environmental Health Prevention & Medicine C. JM, P RS. Respirable dust concentrations in equine stables. Part 2: the benefits of soaking hay and optimising the environment in a neighbouring stable. April 2007. Reseaech in Veterinary Science. Millerick-May ML, Karmaus W, Derksen FJ, Berthold B, Holcombe Robinson NE. Particle mapping in stables at an American Thorough- bred racetrack. September 2011. Equine Veterinary Journal. Horse Ivester KM, Smith K, Moore GE, Zimmerman NJ, Couetilt LL. Variability in particulate concentrations in a horse training barn over time. December 2012. Equine Veterinary Journal.

Improve Your Stable Air Quality

shared by kellymhubb on Mar 17
Horses that are kept in stalls are at risk of developing respiratory problems due to the large amount of airborne dust concentrations and endotoxins often found in horse barns. In order to help minimi...


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