Product Review: Sweet PDZ Stall Refresher

Is the pungent smell of ammonia taking over your horse barn? Try a stall deodorizer or refresher.
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Product Review: Sweet PDZ Stall Refresher
Using the PDZ refresher allows me to provide a safer, cleaner indoor environment for my horses and protect their airways so they can perform at their best in the show ring or on the trail. | Photo: Jennifer Whittle/The Horse
Editor’s note: We at The Horse are horse owners like you. Certain equine-care products have impacted how we manage our own animals, and we want to share our experiences with you. These select products are ones we use and love every day.

Managing 10 horses year-round on a small farm in Kentucky is no easy feat. The unpredictable weather can leave you with a sunny, 70-degree day ideal for riding (even in late February!), followed by a cold, miserable, soggy day 24 hours later. This often means my horses spend more time in their stalls during some periods than I’d like.

If you own or manage horses, you know it doesn’t take long for the ammonia smell to build in a barn, especially during hot, humid weather. In addition to its pungent smell, ammonia can negatively affect your horse’s (as well as your own) respiratory system and health.

Each of my horses has its own individual box stall he or she spends time in daily, even if it’s just during mealtime. To help eliminate those strong ammonia odors, I use Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher. Each week when we strip all the manure and soiled bedding from the stalls, I sprinkle PDZ granules across the flooring in addition to clean bedding. The granules are designed to absorb the ammonia straight from the source—urine and manure—leaving the air in the stall a bit cleaner, as it should be. Typically, a 40-pound bag of granules will last us one to two months for 10 stalls, depending on the season

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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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