Poll Recap: Eliminating Harmful Ammonia

Of the 915 respondents, 233 (25%) said they remove wet spots and use shavings or another product to control stall odors.

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During the winter it’s not uncommon for a horse to spend at least part of his day or night in a stalls. But with the reprieve from cold and snow comes the risk of your horse being exposed to harmful ammonia fumes. In last week’s online poll, we asked our readers how they eliminate ammonia and odors in their stalls and barn. More than 900 people responded, and we’ve tallied the results!  

Of the 915 respondents, 233 (25%) said they remove wet spots and use shavings or another bedding product to eliminate ammonia and odors, while 193 (21%) said they use a brand name stall deodorizer on wet spots. Another 170 respondents (19%) said they treat wet spots with lime, and 72 individuals (8%) indicated they use a product or method not described. The remaining 247 respondents (27%) said they don’t usually stall their horses.

Additionally, more than 80 people left comments about how they control ammonia and odors in their stalls and barn:  

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Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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