Reduce Dust and Improve Comfort in your Stable
Did you know....
The ComfortStall flooring system has been used in the recovery stalls at top 3 veterinary hospital Cornell University ever since it was installed in 2007. Today up to six horses a day undergo surgery, and afterwards, every one of them recovers on ComfortStall flooring.
ComfortStall not only provides musculoskeletal health benefits but also respiratory. Alongside its benefits to horse joints, tendons and ligaments the reduction in bedding needed (up to 75%!) means a cleaner, low dust environement. And being impermeable and easy to clean there is no risk of urea build up and harmful ammonia off gasing.
What they're saying...
"Appears to be the best surface we have come across" Cornell University Hospital for Animals
"Having a sealed rubber matting system...is imperative...to prevent urine seepage resulting in ammonia/bacteria build up" Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol
"We are delighted with the ComfortStall flooring" Deirdre O'Reilly Show Jumping, Ireland
Hock sores a thing of the past - thanks to its non slip, non abrasive surface horses can get up without scuffing.
Improved rest - providing whole body suport for longer periods of rest and the all important REM sleep.
Reduced stable bandaging - the 'spring' in the cushioned flooring massages the horse's frogs, stimulating blood circulation.
Thermal insulation - insulating from the cold and damp of concrete and packed earth floors.
And a return on investment, typically in less than 12 months from reductions in bedding and clean time
Why Not Soaking?
Soaking hay in water wets airborne particles to keep down dust, but there are a number of obvious disadvantages to this method:
- It is a physically arduous, cold, wet and messy task
- It uses 60-100 litres of water
- Soaking leaves live micro-organisms in the hay; these quickly multiply, particularly in warm, damp conditions, thereby compromising the hygienic quality of the forage
- Soaking hay reduces respirable particles but leaches nutrients out of the forage and, as with partial steaming, bacteria levels increase by two to five-fold. This produces poor quality, more contaminated forage which can raise the risk of enteritis and colic. High losses of WSC, protein and minerals occur when hay is soaked for as little as 10 minutes
- These nutrients in the waste water produce a post-soak liquid 9 times more polluting than raw sewage which must not be disposed of in storm drains.