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Unformatted text preview: Housing For Horses Functions of Horse Housing • Welfare of the horse • Safety, health and comfort of humans • Efficient use of labor and energy • Cost-effectiveness Horses do not voluntarily stay in barns! • Stabled Horses Prone To Vices: • Wood Chewing • Pawing • Weaving • Cribbing Outdoor housing with windbreak - healthiest Horses housed in a barn: • Remove: – CO2 – Water vapor – Manure – Dust – Molds – Ammonia Human Comfort May Conflict With Horse’s • Horses do well in any temperature if: • Humidity is kept to a comfortable level (<80%) • Enough air is moving to keep air clean General factors to consider: • Purpose of facility • Number and breed to be housed • Room for expansion • Regulatory requirements • Budget • Layout to facilitate daily use – Conserve labor Site Selection • Zoning – Acres need for housing horses – Distance from boundary lines, dwellings – Apply for variance, if necessary, from zoning board Site Selection (continued) • Drainage – 2-6 % slope • Space for buildings, roads, paddocks, arenas, tracks, manure storage and utilization • Use of water, sewer, electrical lines • Take advantage of prevailing winds to optimize barn air flow Stall Construction • Floors • Dimensions • Walls • Doors Stall Flooring • Durable • Non-slip • Absorbent • Easy to clean • Resistant to pawing and digging Stall Flooring Material • Clay • Clay/sand mix • Limestone dust • Hardwood • Concrete • Asphalt • Rubber mats • Synthetic bricks/blocks Stall Size...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ANSC 206 taught by Professor Kline during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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