Equine Facility Management
Equine Facility Management includes maintaining a clean barn, clean horse stalls and is excellent fire & health protection for you and your animals and requires some daily effort. Manure piles are breeding sites for flies and parasites. Eliminate the pile eliminate the breeding site. Manure buildup and ammonia from urine will plague your horse’s hooves and respiratory system if you do not clean your horse's stall daily. You also need to remove cobwebs and basic everyday dirt periodically to reduce allergens and toxins in your horse's stall. Manure and used bedding need to be removed from the barn daily.
Here are some cleaning tips and tools that can make this project easier and quicker.
- Store similar items together located in an area of the barn that you use them the most
- It is important to keep feed buckets clean and feed stored in airtight containers
- Clean your feed buckets often and throw them out when they become worn
- Feed should always be stored in containers that are resistant to smaller animals, pests, and insects
- Keep disinfectants and soaps on hand for a quick and easy clean up for your hand and other item.
- An ergonomic designed manure fork is great for cleaning around the barn yard and is easier on your back.
- Using a well-designed muck tub cart with large wheels is ideal for moving heavy objects around easily.
- Place tack in a convenient storage containers to keep it dry, clean and in good shape.
- If you are traveling to shows, utilize a portable tack to store the tack.
- Utilize pest control around your barn to help keep unwanted critters and insects out and will make your barn a healthier and more comfortable living space for your house.
- You can find a great selection of supplies for cleaning and storing barn items at most feed supplies hardware stores.
- We specialize in the care of injured lay-ups, retired, and young horses.
- We do not have a lesson or training program on the farm.
- Our pricing is designed to provide comprehensive, quality care.
- Prices do not include, hoof trimming, annual vaccinations and de-worming. We take care of scheduling all veterinarian and farrier appointments.
- The type and amount of grain fed is based on each horse's nutritional needs.
- Our horses live in closed herds. This means far less exposure to potential illness than at a traditional boarding facility.
- All new horses are quarantined for two weeks to minimize risk of exposure to illness.
- New horses are gradually introduced into their herds after the quarantine period.
- We live on the premises, and provide hands-on care. Combined we have? years of experience and have the knowledge and professional contacts to properly recognize and address various horse health issues.
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