The health and well being of horses depends on healthy lungs. Poor air quality can contribute to various respiratory disorders in horses and in the people who care for them.
Your choice of bedding will depend on a combination of personal preference, cost effectiveness, local availability and type of horse housed. Bedding should be dust and mould free, absorbent, supportive and easy to use and dispose of. A barn with proper ventilation and floors with good drainage are as important as your choice of bedding.
Dust in the stable can be an irritant, infectious or allergenic. Each particle can play more than one role. Dust can be divided into two groups, “nuisance dust” and allergens. “Nuisance dust” includes plant particles that can irritate the respiratory tract. Allergen sources include mould spores, pollen and mites. The chance of a dust particle inducing disease as an irritant or an allergen is dependent upon the amount retained in the respiratory tract. Deposition and clearance of particles are dependent on the size, shape and type of particle that is inhaled. The smaller dust particles have a higher chance of reaching the lower airways.
There are many types of mould living in the field where our crops are grown (i.e. straw). The spores from these types of mould (“field fungi”) are usually large and do not have a good chance of getting into the lower airways. The mould spores that are more dangerous are small. The highest exposures to these mould spores are associated with bedding that has been processed, packaged or baled damp and with deep litter management. The high moisture content influences the fungi in the bedding and metabolic activity of the organisms causes the temperature to rise. The moulds that thrive in this high moisture and heat are very prolific. The spores from these moulds are very small and when inhaled can travel deeply into the lungs.
Ammonia is an irritant and is a recognised concern of stable management. The source of ammonia is the horse’s urine and faeces. Ammonia is released by the action of bacteria that degrade organic matter. Ammonia inhibits the ability of the defence mechanisms in the airways to remove particles from the lung. Ammonia can also increase mucus production. Ammonia can be particularly high when stalls are being mucked out. If the horse is left in the stall during mucking, it will be subjected to high levels of ammonia and high levels of dust. The more absorbent a bedding is, the lower the levels of ammonia will be. Take action if you smell ammonia in your barn.
Barn Management Tips
wet all hay that is fed indoors and feed close to ground level or feed a good quality, low dust alternative forage product
remove the horse from the barn when mucking
sprinkle the barn aisle with water when sweeping or raking
use a quality bedding and muck out daily (avoid deep litter systems)
consider barn ventilation for all seasons
increase turnout time with shelter
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The Stall Genie Bags, Pails and Liquid are quality manufactured for the health of your horse and foals. These unique products will absorb and eliminate deadly Ammonia from stalls, and the moisture reduction will help stem fly and parasite populations. This results in the increased health of foals and horses, resulting in lower veterinarian bills.
Stall Genie products supply you with the tools you need to keep your animals healthy and free from the hazardous effects of ammonia and other stall and trailer related gasses.
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Top 3 Reasons Why Stall Genie is the Best
1. Stall Genie absorbs moisture in bedding. Insect and internal parasite eggs need moisture to survive, so the reduction in moisture will improve your horse’s environment in more ways than just odor control, such as reducing fly populations.
2. Absorbs Ammonia. Essential oils in the product replace the harmful ammonia gas with a pleasant smell and serve as an insect repellent. This results in less respiratory problems in Horses caused by deadly ammonia, and fewer veterinarian bills.
3. Stall Genie Products are SAFE. Stall Genie is non-flammable, 100% natural, NSF approved plant, and non-toxic.
Ammonia is a deadly risk to not only humans, but Horses and Farm animals – many of whom are exposed to unhealthy levels of ammonia which builds in their Horse Stall Bedding from urine. Your horses and farm animals live and breath this deadly ammonia gas 24 hours a day, and it leads to many health conditions, especially in young vulnerable Horse Foals.
As shown by this video on Ammonia, it is a deadly gas that kills! Don’t let your horse be exposed to this unhealthy situation any longer. Stall Genie Products have unmatched Odor Control as shown by this Horse Odor Control Comparison test. Don’t settle for anything less than the best when choosing an Odor Control product for the health of your horse.
Ammonia gasses from your Horse Stall Bedding are the leading cause of many health problems in horses, farm animals and even humans. This is why using Stall Genie products are so important to the health of your horse. The benefits are unmatched and Ammonia absorption in your Horse Bedding is 100% successful.
When you enter your horses stall and your lungs and nostrils are overwhelming by that pungent smell, you are breathing in Ammonia, which is dangerous to even humans. Imagine living in that stall and breathing that smell all day long? This is why Ammonia in Stalls cause horse health and lung problems for horses, with young foals especially vulnerable to these irritants.
Stall Genie has unmatched Odor Control as shown by this Odor Control Comparison test. Don’t settle for anything less than the best when choosing an Odor Control product for the health of your horse.