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Stablekeeping : A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping

Stablekeeping : A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-1580171755

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ISBN13: 978-1580171755
ISBN10: 1580171753
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Storey Books
Published: 1999
International: No

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Stablekeeping : A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-1580171755

Cherry Hill

ISBN13: 978-1580171755
ISBN10: 1580171753
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Storey Books

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Hill shares decades of horsekeeping experience to help readers provide a safe, efficient, healthy living environment for their horses. More than 250 photographs address topics such as stalls, tack rooms, work and storage areas, sanitation and pest control, feeding practices, safety and emergencies, and more.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Barn Features

Lighting - Ventilation - Aisle Flooring

Chapter 2 Stalls

Kick Walls - Grilles - Heaters - Doors - Latches - Stall Flooring - Stall Mat Installation

Chapter 3 The Tack Room

Tack Room Details - Saddle Storage - Bridle and Blanket Storage - Plumbing and Refrigeration - Ventilation and Heat - Repair and Cleaning Areas

Chapter 4 Work Areas

A Safe Place to Tie - Tying - Grooming Area - Farrier Work Space - Vet Area - Wash Rack

Chapter 5 Tool Storage - Grooming Supply Storage - Hay, Bedding, and Blanket Storage - Coils - Lofts

Chapter 6 Tools

Hand Tools - Forks and Rakes - Brooms and Shovels - Carts - Equipment

Chapter 7 Turnout Areas

Turnout Pens - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Connectors - Gate Latches - Pen Maintenance - Mud Control

Chapter 8 Vices and Prevention

Vices - Prevention - Wood Chewing

Chapter 9 Sanitation & Pest Control

Bedding - Cleaning a Stall - Odor Control Products - Disposal - Building a Manure Pile - Parasite Control - Fly Control - Stable Pests

Chapter 10 Hay

Hay Quality - Buying, Transporting, and Storing Hay

Chapter 11 Grain

Types of Grain - Mineral Supplements - Psyllium and Sand Colic Prevention - Grain Storage

Chapter 12 Feeding Practices
Calculating Hay Ration - Evaluating a Horse's Condition - Guideline for Cold-Weather Hay Increase - Feeding Areas - Making Mat Anchors - Feeders

Chapter 13 Water

Natural Sources - Automatic Waterers - Tanks and Barrels - Water Buckets - Winter Tanks and Barrels - Winter Water Buckets - Hydrants and Faucets - Mud Prevention - Hoses

Chapter 14 Safety

Handling Horses -Facilities Safety - Fire Prevention - Safe Lights - Clean Floors - Security

Chapter 15 Emergency

General Preparation - Injury to Person or Horse - Natural Disasters - Power Loss - Water Supply - Lights - Heat Source - Evacuation - Fire - Wind and Storms - Floods - Extreme Heat - Extreme Cold - Earthquake

Chapter 16 Seasonal Reminders

Year-Round Periodic Appointments - Fall - Field Washing a Fly Sheet - Winter - Spring - Summer

Appendix
Resources - Recommended Reading
Index

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