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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Hand-held instruments are used to document conditions and performance of environment in animal facilities [source: E. Fabian]
Evaluating Air Quality in Livestock Housing Environments - Articles Articles
This publication focuses on important aspects of evaluating and troubleshooting farm animal housing environment and ventilation system performance. More
Paddock with Run-in shed
Horse Farm Design: An Agricultural Engineering Approach - Articles Articles

Horse Farm Design: An Agricultural Engineering Approach

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

Research-based information for the planning and construction of well-designed equestrian facilities. More
Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing
Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing - Articles Articles

Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing

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

Information on Ventilation systems available at Penn State More
Common Sense Fencing for Horses
Common Sense Fencing for Horses - Articles Articles

Common Sense Fencing for Horses

Laura Kenny, Ann M. Swinker

Safe fencing needs proper planning and installation. 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
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
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
Boarding Horses
Boarding Horses - Articles Articles

Boarding Horses

Donna Foulk, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Many people enjoy activities involving horses; however, they don't have the facilities to house their animals. 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
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
Bright airy stables feature open interiors with fresh air openings for each stall.
Horse Stable Ventilation - Articles Articles

Horse Stable Ventilation

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

Inadequate ventilation is the most common mistake made in modern horse facilities. The objective of ventilation is to get fresh air to the horse. 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
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
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
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, pastures, and fencing. More
Upgrade Options and Common Pitfalls for Farm Lighting
Upgrade Options and Common Pitfalls for Farm Lighting - Articles Articles

Upgrade Options and Common Pitfalls for Farm Lighting

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E., John Tyson

We'll discuss some of the more common problems you can avoid without too much trouble. 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
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 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
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