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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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Equine Farm Best Management Practice Field Day Equine Farm Best Management Practice Field Day - Workshops

Equine Farm Best Management Practice Field Day

07/19/2018

Lehighton, PA

$10.00
Join us for a well-managed horse farm and discuss types of forages, weed management, and soil health/fertility. More
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Winter Damage to Horse Pastures - News News

Winter Damage to Horse Pastures

03/22/2018

The 2017-2018 winter was tough on pastures. If your horses weren't on a dry lot, your pastures will likely need some renovation this spring. More
"Connemara 2010" by Evo Flash, CC BY-SA 2.0, Flickr.com
Tell Us What You Want: Equine Survey - News News
The Penn State Extension Equine Team wants to hear from you: take a survey to help us plan programs that you want. More
Riding Arenas
Riding Arenas - Articles Articles
Riding arenas are a necessity for most horse farms for schooling and exercise of the horse. More
Temperature and Humidity in Indoor Riding Arenas during Cold Weather
Temperature and Humidity in Indoor Riding Arenas during Cold Weather - Articles Articles
Improved rider, instructor, and horse comfort and health may be improved with fresh air entry and distribution within the arena. More
Horse Riding Arena Dust Measurements
Horse Riding Arena Dust Measurements - Articles Articles

Horse Riding Arena Dust Measurements

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

Dust is the primary nuisance associated with riding arena use. More
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
Biosecurity Signs
Biosecurity Signs - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Signs

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Louise Byler

Examples of biosecurity signs that can be posted at animal farms/facilities to reduce the risk of importing/transmitting disease. 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
Getting the manure out of a stall is only the beginning of manure management.
Horse Stable Manure Management - Articles Articles

Horse Stable Manure Management

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

A complete manure management system involves collection, storage (temporary or long term), and disposal or utilization. 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
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
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
Riding Arena Footing Material Selection and Management
Riding Arena Footing Material Selection and Management - Articles Articles

Riding Arena Footing Material Selection and Management

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

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
Examples of pull tube with pump for gas concentration detection.
Ammonia Monitoring in Barns Using Simple Instruments - Articles Articles

Ammonia Monitoring in Barns Using Simple Instruments

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

This article describes simple relatively-inexpensive instruments for detecting ammonia gas concentration in animal housing to assure proper air quality. More
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