Facilities and Technology

Information on horse stable engineering, flooring, ventilation and air flow, horse stall design and fence planning. Tips on fire safety, manure management, biosecurity, transporting equines and ammonia monitoring in barns.

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Common Sense Fencing for Horses
Common Sense Fencing for Horses - Articles Articles
Is the fence visible? Any fence type to be safe and reliable requires planning and proper instillation. More
Fence Planning for Horses
Fence Planning for Horses - Articles Articles

Fence Planning for Horses

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Horse fence can be one of the most attractive features of a horse facility. But not all fence is suitable for horses. More
Fire Safety: 30 Seconds is All Your Horse Has
Fire Safety: 30 Seconds is All Your Horse Has - Articles Articles
Fire prevention, actions to take-- Do you know what to do in a disaster situation such as fire? More
Horse Owners - Are you Ready for Spring?
Horse Owners - Are you Ready for Spring? - Articles Articles
After the long winter months equine facilities need a "Spring Check-Up" to inspect barn maintenance, tack, facilities pasture maintenance and fencing. More
Transporting Equine Logically
Transporting Equine Logically - Articles Articles
After a long harsh winter many horse owners are hauling their horses to training facilities, horse shows, trail riding events and other locations. More
Riding Arena Footing Material Selection and Management
Riding Arena Footing Material Selection and Management - Articles Articles
A "perfect" riding surface should be cushioned, provide traction, not too slick or dusty, not overly abrasive to horse hooves, inexpensive and easy to maintain. More
Psychrometric Chart Use
Psychrometric Chart Use - Articles Articles

Psychrometric Chart Use

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

A psychrometric chart presents properties of air in a graphical format useful for troubleshooting greenhouse or livestock building environmental problems. More
Although an instrument that provides velocity reading, shown here, is highly useful, a simple small streamer can also help troubleshoot.
Make Your Own Ceiling Inlet Air Speed Monitors - Articles Articles

Make Your Own Ceiling Inlet Air Speed Monitors

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Ventilation inlet air speed monitors described here are a cheap and easy way to assess proper ventilation in livestock buildings. More
Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns
Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns - Articles Articles

Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Effective natural ventilation of a greenhouse barn uses properly positioned openings with unobstructed air flow inside the building. More
Selecting Rated Ventilation Fans
Selecting Rated Ventilation Fans - Articles Articles

Selecting Rated Ventilation Fans

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

This article explains how to select an agricultural ventilation fan for the conditions under which it will be operating in a livestock or greenhouse setting. More
Organic poultry house with sidewall eave and ceiling inlets.
Inlets for Mechanical Ventilation Systems in Animal Housing - Articles Articles
Properly designed and functioning ventilation inlet openings are key for achieving comfortable, fresh air conditions in farm animal housing. More
Horse Stable Flooring Materials and Drainage
Horse Stable Flooring Materials and Drainage - Articles Articles

Horse Stable Flooring Materials and Drainage

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Choose suitable floors for a horse facility to maintain fitness of a horse's legs and feet. More
Paddock with run-in-shed
Horse Stable Engineering - Articles Articles

Horse Stable Engineering

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

When one thinks of keeping horses, a vision centers on the stable. More
In barn fires, the old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" could not be more true.
Fire Safety in Horse Stables - Articles Articles

Fire Safety in Horse Stables

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Fire damage to horse stables can be minimized or prevented through building techniques, fire detection, and management practices. More
Horse Stall Design
Horse Stall Design - Articles Articles

Horse Stall Design

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

The stall is the basic functional unit of a horse stable or shelter by providing a suitable environment for the horse and handler. More
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