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Alinovi, C.A., M.P. Ward, L.L. Couetil, and C.C. Wu (2003). Detection of Salmonella organisms and assessment of a protocol for removal of contamination in horse stalls at a veterinary teaching hospital. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 223(11): 1640-1644. ISSN: 0003-1488.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3
Descriptors: horses, horse housing, environmental contamination, Salmonella infection, disinfection procedure, bacteria management.

Autonell , S. and A. Claudio (1998). Estudio comparado de la eficacia antihelmintica y tolerancia de moxidectina, en caballos estabulados y en pastoreo. [Comparative study of the antihelmintic efficiency and tolerance to moxidectin, in stabled and pastured horses]. Dissertation, Concepcion Univ., Chillan (Chile). Fac. de Medicina Veterinaria: Chile. 42 p.
Descriptors: moxidectin, worming of horses, parasitoses, anthelmintics, grazing, restraint of animals, animal feeding, stabled versus pastured horses.
Language of Text: Spanish with English and Spanish summaries.
Notes: Thesis (Med Vet).

Beyer, S. (1998). Konstruktion Und Uberprufung Eines Bewertungskonzeptes Fur Pferdehaltende Betriebe Unter Dem Aspekt Der Tiergerechtheit. [Procedure for Inspecting Premises Housing Horses], 135 p.
Descriptors: horses, horse housing, animal welfare, housing inspection.
Language of Text: German with an English summary.

Brommer, H. and M.M. Sloet Van Oldruitenborgh Oosterbaan (2001). Iron deficiency in stabled Dutch warmblood foals. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 15(5): 482-485. ISSN: 0891-6640.
NAL Call Number: SF601.J65
Descriptors: horses, foals, blood composition, oral supplement, iron deficiency, management practices.

Brown, J.H., S. Pilliner and Z. Davies (2003). Horse and Stable Management, 4th edition, Blackwell Publishing: Ames, Iowa, USA, 432 p. ISBN: 1405100079.
NAL Call Number: SF285.3.B76 2003
Descriptors: horses, horses psychology, horse health, stable management.

Brown, J.H., V. Powell Smith, S. Pilliner, J.H. Brown and J.H. Brown (1996). Horse and Stable Management, Incorporating Horse Care Omnibus, 3rd edition, Blackwell Science: Cambridge, Massachusettes, USA, 470 p. ISBN: 0632041528.
NAL Call Number: SF285.3.B76 1996
Descriptors: horses, horses psychology, horses health, stables management.
Notes: Rev. ed. of Horse and Stable Management. 2nd ed. 1994.

Budzinska Wrzesien, E. and R. Wrzesien (2005). Optimalization of classic horse stable in South Silesia. In: Animals and Environment, Vol. 2: Proceedings of the XIIth ISAH Congress on Animal Hygiene, September 4, 2005-September 8, 2005, Warsaw, Poland, BEL Studio sp. z.o.o: Warsaw, Poland, p. 184-187. ISBN: 8389968363.
Descriptors: animal health, animal housing, environmental temperature, humidity, lighting, microclimate, stables, ventilation, horses.

Buechner Maxwell, V., M. Murray, M. Crisman, W. Ley, G. Saunders, and A. Walton (1996). Relationship of equine housing to large airway inflammation. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 16(11): 502-506. ISSN: 0737-0806.
NAL Call Number: SF951.J65
Descriptors: horse housing systems, respiratory disease, mucosal inflammation, environmental factors.

Campbell, D.D. (Inventor) Expandable corral for attachment to a horse trailer. 2004). Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patents, 1282 (1). ISSN: 0098-1133.
Descriptors: corral apparatus, adjustable confinement, attaches to horse trailer, variable corral size.

Cargill, C. (1999). Reducing Dust in Horse Stables and Transporters: A Report, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation: Kingston, A.C.T., 21 p. ISBN: 0642578532.
NAL Call Number: SF285.35.C37 1999
Descriptors: stables, horse trailers, dust control.

Casanueva, M.E., A. Berrios, R. Martinez, and A. Peredo (1995). Acaros asociados a equinos estabulados. II. Caloglyphus berlesei (Michael) y Caloglyphus rhizoglyphoides (Zachvatkin). Primeros registros para Chile (Acari: Astigmata). [Mites associated with stabled horses. II. Caloglyphus berlesei (Michael) and Caloglyphus rhizoglyphoides (Zachvatkin). First records for Chile (Acari: Astigmata)]. Archivos De Medicina Veterinaria 27(1): 119-121. ISSN: 0301-732X.
Descriptors: horses, housing, mites, geographical prevalence, Caloglyphus berlesei, Caloglyphus, Acari, Arachnida.
Language of Text: Spanish with an English summary.

Chaya, L., E. Cowan, and B. McGuire (2006). A note on the relationship between time spent in turnout and behaviour during turnout in horses (Equus caballus). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 98(1-2): 155-160. ISSN: 0168-1591.
NAL Call Number: QL750.A6
Descriptors: behavior frequency during turnout, grazing frequency, welfare implications, effect of housing on behavior.

Clay, J., D.E. Gelfand and N. Ringer (1999). Renovating or Building a Small Barn for Your Horse, Storey Books: Pownal, Vermont, USA, 32 p. ISBN: 1580172717.
NAL Call Number: TH4930.C58 1999
Descriptors: stables design and construction, barn remodeling for other uses, horses housing.

David, D. and M. Sirbu (1998). Echipamente pentru adaposturi de cabaline. [Equipment for horses stables]. Agricultura Revista De Stiinta Si Practica Agricola 7(2): 97-100. ISSN: 1221-5317.
Descriptors: horses, housing, equipment.
Language of Text: Romanian.

Dunlea, A.P. and V.A. Dodd (1996). Respirable dust control in a scale-model horse stable using filtration and mechanical ventilation. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 38(3): 215-221. ISSN: 0045-432X.
NAL Call Number: 58.8 C164
Descriptors: animal housing, model systems, ventilation, filtration, dust control.

Dunlea, A.P. and V.A. Dodd (1995). Measurement of respirable dust levels in horse stables. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 37(3): 205-209. ISSN: 0045-432X.
NAL Call Number: 58.8 C164
Descriptors: horses, housing, dust level, ventilation.

Dwyer, R.M. (1995). Disinfecting equine facilities. In: H.A. McDaniel (Editor), Disinfectants: Actions and Applications, Part Two, Office International des Epizooties (OIE): Paris, France, p. 403-418. ISBN: 9290443685.
Descriptors: horses, housing, infection prevention, disinfection methods.

Furst, A., J. Knubben, A. Kurtz, J. Auer, and M. Stauffacher (2006). Pferde in Gruppenhaltung: Eine Betrachtung aus tierarztlicher Sicht unter besonderer Berucksichtigung des Verletzungsrisikos. [Group housing of horses: veterinary considerations with a focus on the prevention of bite and kick injuries]. Pferdeheilkunde 22(3): 254-258. ISSN: 0177-7726.
Descriptors: group housing systems, injury, risk factors, preventive measures, management practices, feeding methods, physiological requirements, welfare considerations.
Language of Text: German with an English summary.

Greene, E.A. and J.F. Trott (2004). The self-guided horse facility analysis: a proactive safety education tool for equine facilities [electronic resource]. Journal of Extension 42(6) ISSN: 1077-5315.
NAL Call Number: LC45.4.J682
Descriptors: horse riding, horsemanship, animal injuries, health promotion, health insurance.

Harmon, J., M.S. Honeyman and B. Koenig (2004). Hoop Barns for Horses, Sheep, Ratites, and Multiple Utilization, Midwest Plan Service: Ames, Iowa, 7 p.
NAL Call Number: TH4930.H37 2004
Descriptors: animal housing design and construction, barns design and construction, multipurpose buildings design and construction.

Hill, C. (2005). Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage: Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities, 2nd edition, Storey Publishing: North Adams, MA, 308 p. ISBN: 1580176038; 158017535X (pbk.).
NAL Call Number: SF285.H55 2005
Descriptors: horses, housing, small farms.

Hill, C. (2000). Stablekeeping: A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping, Storey Books: Pownal, Vermont, USA, 153 p. ISBN: 1580171753.
NAL Call Number: SF285.35.H56 2000
Descriptors: stable management, barn features, stalls, tack rooms, turnout areas, stable vices, prevention of behavioral problems, sanitation and pest control, hay, grain, feeding practices, water, safety, emergency preparedness.

Hiney, K.M., B.D. Nielsen, and D. Rosenstein (2004). Short-duration exercise and confinement alters bone mineral content and shape in weanling horses. Journal of Animal Science 82(8): 2313-2320. ISSN: 0021-8812.
NAL Call Number: 49 J82
Descriptors: horses, weanlings, bone mass, housing, confinement, exercise protocol, skeletal strength, diagnostic techniques.

Hoekstra, K.E., B.D. Nielsen, M.W. Orth, D.S. Rosenstein, H.C. Schott II, and J.E. Shelle (1999). Comparison of bone mineral content and biochemical markers of bone metabolism in stall vs. pasture-reared horses. Equine Veterinary Journal(Suppl. 30): 601-604. ISSN: 0425-1644.
NAL Call Number: SF955.E6
Descriptors: horses, Arabian horses, housing systems, bone mineral content, biochemical markers, bone metabolism, serum osteocalcin concentration, pastures, stalls.
Notes: Meeting Information: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology, Utsunomiya, Japan; 20-25 September 1998. Equine Exercise Physiology 5.

Holcombe, S.J., C. Jackson, V. Gerber, A. Jefcoat, C. Berney, S. Eberhardt, and N.E. Robinson (2001). Stabling is associated with airway inflammation in young arabian horses. Equine Veterinary Journal 33(3): 244-249. ISSN: 0425-1644.
NAL Call Number: SF955.E6
Descriptors: horses, yearlings, Arabian horses, pasture, stable, effect of housing on respiratory system, airway inflammation, evaluation techniques, pharyngeal lymphoid hyperplasia, guttural pouch inflammation, neutrophils, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, soft palate displacement.

Inoue, Y., K. Yamaguchi, T. Sawada, J.C. Rivero, and Y. Horii (2002). Higher prevalence of anti-borna disease virus antibodies in stabled than in feral horses in Japan. Equine Veterinary Journal 34(7): 741-743. ISSN: 0425-1644.
NAL Call Number: SF955.E6
Descriptors: horses, feral, domesticated, anti-borna disease, epidemiological studies.

Khan, G.K.M.A., O. Fauziah, and Ling OngEet (2005). Energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis of dust particles in equine stable. Journal of Biological Sciences 5(2): 233-235.
Descriptors: analysis, composition, dust, elements, particle size, particles, shape, stables, techniques, X radiation.

Kornas, S., B. Nowosad, and M. Skalska (2004). Prevalence of roundworms (Parascaris equorum) in horses housed in different management systems. Medycyna Weterynaryjna 60(4): 412-414. ISSN: 0025-8628.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 M463
Descriptors: horses, Parascaris equorum, roundworms, management systems, housing systems, parasite prevention.
Language of Text: Polish.

Langrova, I. (1999). The importance of contaminated pastures and litter in stables for the infection with nematodes of family Strongylidae in horses on studfarm Xaverov. Helminthologia 36(4): 241-249. ISSN: 0440-6605.
Descriptors: horses, epidemiological studies, parasitology, pasture contents, seasonality of pasture, housing contamination.

Lee, C.E., N.K. Park, S.H. Jin, Y.J. Kim, D.H. Kang, and K.I. Kim (2002). Changes in serum vitamin E and trace mineral levels and other blood parameters in growing Thoroughbred horses during the period of pasture grazing and stable feeding. Journal of Animal Science and Technology 44(6): 719-726.
Descriptors: animal husbandry, agriculture, nutrition, alfalfa hay, blood parameters, grass hay, animal feed, pasture grazing, stable feeding.

Malschitzky, E., A.P. Neves, R.M. Gregory, and R.C. Mattos (2005). Reduzir o uso da cocheira reduz a incidencia de infeccoes por Rhodococcus equi em potros. [Reduction of stall use reduces the incidence of Rhodococcus equi infections in foals]. A Hora Veterinaria 24(144): 35-38. ISSN: 0101-9163.
Descriptors: horses, foals, effects of stabling, disease control, Rhodococcus equi.
Language of Text: Portuguese with English and French summaries.

Martinsson, A. (1997). Olika Saett Att Utfodra Haestar i Loesdriftsystem. [Feeding Horses in Loose Housing], Foerdjupningsarbete - SLU, Enheten foer Hippologisk Hoegskoleutbildning (Sweden), Uppsala (Sweden), 12 p.
Descriptors: foals, hay, haylage, concentrates, drinking water, animal competition, extensive husbandry, animal feeding, animal husbandry methods, biological competition, extensive farming, farming systems, feeds, fermented products, horses, processed products, roughage, silage, water, young animals.
Language of Text: Swedish with English and Swedish summaries.

Matsui, A., Y. Inoue, and Y. Asai (2003). The effect of putting the bag with collecting feces and urea ("equine diaper") to the ammonia gases concentrate in horse's pen. Journal of Equine Science 14(3): 75-79. ISSN: 1340-3516.
NAL Call Number: SF277.J37
Descriptors: horses, animal welfare, ammonia exposure, respiratory system, behavior, feeding behavior, management practices.

Matsui, K., Y. Morioka, and K. Takeda (2005). [Changes of attitudes and body temperature in Kiso horses in the stall at night]. Bulletin of the Shinshu University Alpine Field Center(3): 11-16. ISSN: 1348-7892.
Descriptors: horses, behavior, body temperature, resting behavior, movement patterns.
Language of Text: Japanese with an English summary.

Mcduffee, L.A., S.M. Stover, and K. Coleman (2000). Limb loading activity of adult horses confined to box stalls in an equine hospital barn. American Journal of Veterinary Research 61(3): 234-237. ISSN: 0002-9645.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3A
Descriptors: horses, limb loading, effects of confinement, housing, environmental factors.

Meiswinkel, R., M. Baylis, and K. Labuschagne (2000). Stabling and the protection of horses from Culicoides bolitinos (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), a recently identified vector of African horse sickness. Bulletin of Entomological Research 90(6): 509-515. ISSN: 0007-4853.
NAL Call Number: 421 B87
Descriptors: horses, Culicoides, Culicoides imicola, disease vectors, vector control, stables, fans, animal behavior, feeding habits, species differences, climatic factors, trapping, African horse sickness, protection, disease prevention, South Africa, entry behavior, exophily, endophily, vector exclusion.

Moncol, D.J. (1996). Composting equine stall waste using shredded newsprint for bedding. Equine Practice 18(8): 18-22. ISSN: 0162-8941.
NAL Call Number: SF951.E62
Descriptors: horses, bedding, management practices, housing, stall waste compost.

Muscatello, G., S. Gerbaud, C. Kennedy, J.R. Gilkerson, T. Buckley, M. Klay, D.P. Leadon, and G.F. Browning (2006). Comparison of concentrations of Rhodococcus equi and virulent R. equi in air of stables and paddocks on horse breeding farms in a temperate climate. Equine Veterinary Journal 38(3): 263-265. ISSN: 0425-1644.
NAL Call Number: SF955.E6
Descriptors: air quality, airborne infection, disease transmission, farms, paddocks, pneumonia, risk factors, stables, temperate climate, ventilation, virulence, horses, Rhodococcus equi.

Nardoni, S., F. Mancianti, M. Sgorbini, F. Taccini, and M. Corazza (2005). Identification and seasonal distribution of airborne fungi in three horse stables in Italy. Mycopathologia 160(1): 29-34. ISSN: 0301-486X.
NAL Call Number: 450 M994
Descriptors: air microbiology, fungal spores, fungi, seasonal variation, animal housing, species diversity, Italy, horse stables.

Neufang, R. (1998). Ein kritischer Bericht der Empfehlung fur Pferde hielt in den Stallen. [A critical review of the recommendation for horses kept in stables]. Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift 105(3): 109-111. ISSN: 0341-6593.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 D482
Descriptors: horses, housing, animal welfare, environmental factors, stable construction to benefit animals.
Language of Text: German.

Ochiiwa, T., O. Morita, H. Ehara, and H. Nomura (1999). [Effect of the application of woodtip bedding on the horse stable barn on forage yield and some physical and chemical soil properties]. Bulletin of the Experimental Farm, Faculty of Bioresources Mie University (Japan)(10): 57-65.
Descriptors: Sorghum arundinaceum, Avena sativa, farmyard manure, crop yield, soil chemicophysical properties, agricultural wastes, Avena, Gramineae, sorghum, wastes, yields.
Language of Text: Japanese.

Pirkelmann, H. (1997). Ohne Weide und Auslauf geht es nicht. Fuer Jungpferde kommt nur die Gruppenhaltung im Laufstall in Frage. [Without pasture and free range nothing works. For young horses only group housing in a loose housing system is possible]. Wurttemberg Agricultural Weekly 164(8): 16-18, 20. ISSN: 0043-9606.
NAL Call Number: 18 W96
Descriptors: mares, foals, animal housing, design, free range husbandry, animal welfare, loose housing system, young horse needs, pastures, farming systems, grazing lands.
Language of Text: German.

Pratt, S.E., L.M. Lawrence, T. Barnes, D. Powell, and L.K. Warren (2000). Measurement of ammonia concentrations in horse stalls. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 20(3): 197-200. ISSN: 0737-0806.
NAL Call Number: SF951.J65
Descriptors: horses, housing, stall floors, ammonia, methods to limit ammonia exposure.

Raabymagle, P. and J. Ladewig (2006). Lying behavior in horses in relation to box size. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 26(1): 11-17. ISSN: 0737-0806.
NAL Call Number: SF951.J65
Descriptors: lying behavior, sternal and lateral recumbency, rolling behavior, rotating behavior, effect of box size on resting behavior, equine welfare relevance.

Raidal, S.L., D.N. Love, and G.D. Bailey (1995). Inflammation and increased numbers of bacteria in the lower respiratory tract of horses within 6 to 12 hour of confinement with the head elevated. Australian Veterinary Journal 72(2): 45-50. ISSN: 0005-0423.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Au72
Descriptors: horses, effect of head elevation, bacterial contamination, respiratory system, equine lower respiratory tract, transportation, confinement.

Raidal, S.L., R.H. Taplin, G.D. Bailey, and D.N. Love (1997). Antibiotic [procaine penicillin] prophylaxis of lower respiratory tract contamination in horses confined with head elevation for 24 or 48 hours. Australian Veterinary Journal 75(2): 126-131. ISSN: 0005-0423.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Au72
Descriptors: horses, procaine penicilin, dosage rate variation, dosage frequency variation, respiratory disease, bacterial contamination, effects of head elevation.

Raymond, S.L. and E.F. Curtis (2001). Dust and ammonia levels associated with three flooring types and shavings in a horse stable. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 81(4): 620. ISSN: 0008-3984.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 C163
Descriptors: horses, housing, stabling, flooring types, bedding, dust levels, ammonia levels, shavings, horse health.
Notes: Meeting Information: 2001 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science, Guelph, ON, Canada; July, 2001.

Riihimaki, M., L. Elfman, R. Walinder, and J. Pringle (2005). Undersokning av stallmiljon och dess betydelse for uppkomst av luftvagssjukdomar hos manniskor och hastar. [Study of the stable environment and its significance in the occurrence of respiratory diseases in people and horses]. Svensk Veterinartidning 57(11): 27-28. ISSN: 0346-2250.
Descriptors: effect of housing, respiratory system, allergens, endotoxins, glucans, microorganisms, environmental risk factors, effect of ventilation.
Language of Text: Swedish.

Ryan, B.E. (Inventor) (1995). Product for deodorizing and sanitizing horse stalls, and to a process of making the product. (US 5448967, September 12, 1995). Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patents, 1178 (2): 755. ISSN: 0098-1133.
Descriptors: horses, housing, stall cleaning, odor control, sanitization methods, diatomaceous earth, cereal, enzymes.

Sanz, M. and M.A. Calvo (2002). Estudio de la microbiota presente en la ranilla de caballos estabulados con cama de viruta. [Study of the microbiota present in the hooves of horses stabled with beds of shavings]. Albeitar(59): 24-25.
Descriptors: horses, housing, stall contamination, bacteria, microbial flora, fungi, Enterobacter agglomerans, Bacillus firmus, Proteus mirabilis, Penicillium granulosum, Aspergillus fumigatus, relative humidity.
Language of Text: Spanish.

Sweeney, C.R., S. Mcdonnell, G.E. Russell, and M. Terzich (1996). Effect of sodium bisulfate on ammonia concentration, fly population, and manure pH in a horse barn. American Journal of Veterinary Research 57(12): 1795-1798. ISSN: 0002-9645.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3A
Descriptors: horses, housing, stable management, sodium bisulfate, ammonia concentration, manure, fly control.

Tanner, M.K., A.M. Swinker, M.L. Beard, G.N. Cosma, J.L. Traub Dargatz, A.B. Martinez, and S.A. Olenchock (1998). Effect of phone book paper versus sawdust and straw bedding on the presence of airborne Gram-negative bacteria, fungi and endotoxin in horse stalls. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 18(7): 457-461. ISSN: 0737-0806.
NAL Call Number: SF951.J65
Descriptors: horses, effects of bedding type, bacteria, fungi, endotoxins.

Traub Dargatz, J.L., D.A. Dargatz, P.S. Morley, and M. Dunowska (2004). An overview of infection control strategies for equine facilities, with an emphasis on veterinary hospitals. Veterinary Clinics of North America, The Equine Practice 20(3): 507-520. ISSN: 0749-0739.
NAL Call Number: SF951.V47
Descriptors: horses, facility management, disease control, risk factors.

Traub-Dargatz, J.L., L.P. Garber, P.J. Fedorka-Cray, and K.E. Ferris (2000). Fecal shedding of Salmonella spp by horses in the United States during 1998 and 1999 and detection of Salmonella spp in grain and concentrate sources on equine operations. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 217(2): 226-230. ISSN: 0003-1488.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3
Descriptors: Salmonella spp, fecal shedding, equine facilities, facility management, grain or concentrate sampling.

United States. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Veterinary Services. Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health. National Animal Health Monitoring System (U.S.). (1998). Biosecurity Practices on U.S. Equine Facilities, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 2 p.
NAL Call Number: aSF951.B56 1998
Descriptors: horses diseases, prevention, epidemiology, United States.

Vandenput, S., D.H. Duvivier, D. Votion, T. Art, and P. Lekeux (1998). Environmental control to maintain stabled COPD horses in clinical remission: effects of pulmonary function. Equine Veterinary Journal 30(2): 93-96. ISSN: 0425-1644.
NAL Call Number: SF955.E6
Descriptors: horses, management, silage, wood residues, straw, environmental control, pathogenesis, respiratory diseases, diet, litter for animals, hay, feed grasses, agricultural wastes, animal housing, crop residues, feed, fermented products, forest products, grasses, organic diseases, processed plant products, processed products, roughage, wastes, wood products, wood shavings, remission, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Vandenput, S., D. Votion, D.H. Duvivier, E. Van Erck, N. Anciaux, T. Art, and P. Lekeux (1998). Effect of a set stabled environmental control on pulmonary function and airway reactivity of copd affected horses. Veterinary Journal 155(2): 189-195. ISSN: 1090-0233.
NAL Call Number: SF601.V484
Descriptors: horses, respiratory evaluation, blood gas analysis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, respiratory system, environmental factors, bedding, feed.

Vervuert, I. and M. Coenen (2001). Aspekte der Futterungs- und Haltungstechnik von Pferden. [Feeding and housing management in horses]. Ubersichten Zur Tierernahrung (Germany) 29(2): 131-138. ISSN: 0303-6340.
Descriptors: horses, management practices, feeding, housing, ventilation, social housing, animal welfare.
Language of Text: German with an English summary.

Ward, P.L., J.E. Wohlt, and T. Otero (1996). Daily usage and moisture contents of wheat straw, wood shavings and pelleted recycled newspaper as bedding in box stalls for mature horses. Journal of Animal Science 74(Suppl. 1): 248. ISSN: 0021-8812.
NAL Call Number: 49 J82
Descriptors: horses, bedding materials, management practices.
Notes: Meeting Information: 88th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA; July 24-26, 1996.

Wheeler, E. (2005). Horse Facilities Handbook, 1st edition, Midwest Plan Service: Ames, Iowa, 232 p. ISBN: 089373098X.
NAL Call Number: TH4930.H67 2005
Descriptors: stables design and construction, horses housing, handbooks, manuals.

Wyse, C.A., K. Skeldon, J.W. Hotchkiss, G. Gibson, P.S. Yam, R.M. Christley, T. Preston, D.R.S. Cumming, M. Padgett, and J.C. Copper (2005). Effects of changes to the stable environment on the exhalation of ethane, carbon monoxide and hydrogen peroxide by horses with respiratory inflammation. The Veterinary Record 157(14): 408-412. ISSN: 0042-4900.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 V641
Descriptors: housing, respiratory system, respiratory inflammation, effect of environmental change, ethane, carbon monoxide, hydrogen peroxide.

Zeitler Feicht, M.H. (2004). Kritische Betrachtung der "Leitlinien zur Beurteilung von Pferdehaltungen" und Winteraussenhaltung von Pferden. [Important considerations regarding the guidelines "horse keeping with respect to animal welfare" and winter housing of horses]. Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift 111(3): 120-123. ISSN: 0341-6593.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 D482
Descriptors: horses, management practices, seasonal management, housing, animal welfare.
Language of Text: German with an English summary.
Notes: Special issue: Animal Welfare.

Zeitler Feicht, M.H. (1996). Mindestanforderungen an die Gruppenhaltung von Pferden unter Tierschutzgesichtspunkten. [Minimum welfare requirements for housing horses in groups]. Tierarztliche Umschau 51(10): 611-614. ISSN: 0049-3864.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 T445
Descriptors: horses, group housing, animal welfare.
Language of Text: German with an English summary.

Zeitler Feicht, M.H. and S. Buschmann (2002). Ist Standerhaltung von Pferden unter Tierschutzaspekten heute noch vertretbar? [Are standing stalls for horses acceptable today with regard to animal welfare?]. Pferdeheilkunde 18(5): 431-438. ISSN: 0177-7726.
Descriptors: horses, housing conditions, behavior, standing stalls, inadequate stall space, animal welfare.
Language of Text: German with an English summary.

Housing -- Web Resources


Animal Housing Systems.
Description: Multiple fact sheets on equine facility design and maintenance.

Horses - Housing.
Description: Multiple fact sheets on pasture and stable construction and maintenance as well as pest control strategies and season specific housing management.

Horse Housing. Wright, B.
Description: Explains indoor and outdoor housing options with consideration for owner/handler convenience and efficient daily activity.

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