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  1. Horse Facilities 4: Horse Stable Flooring Materials and Drainage [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The importance of good flooring becomes more evident as a horse spends more time in his stall. The fitness of a horse?s legs and feet can be greatly affected by the type of stall flooring chosen. The most suitable floor is highly dependent on management style, while personal preferences can have astrong influence. Fortunately, there are many options for suitable floors in a horse facility. This 12-page publication provides information on stall and stable flooring materials, including flooring material attributes and options for overcoming some deficiencies. Subfloor construction and drainage features are presented as these strongly influence floor integrity."

  2. Horse Facilities 5: Fence Planning for Horses [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Horse fence can be one of the most attractive features of a horse facility. But not all fence is suitable for horses. Fencing is a major capital investment that should be carefully planned before construction. Well-constructed and maintained fences enhance the aesthetics and value of a stable facility, which in turn complements marketing efforts. Poorly planned, haphazard, unsafe, or unmaintained fences will detract from a facility?s value. This 12-page publication presents information useful in planning fences for horse facilities. The emphasis is on sturdy,safe horse fence typically used in the eastern United States and Canada."

  3. Horse Facilities 6: Riding Arena Footing Materials [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "A ?perfect? riding surface should be cushioned to minimize concussion on horse legs, firm enough to provide traction, not too slick, not too dusty, not overly abrasive to horse hooves, inexpensive to obtain, and easy to maintain. Unfortunately, there are no universal recommendations for the perfect riding surface or footing material. Cost of footing materials is locally dependent on material availability and transportation cost. The intended uses of the arena for jumping, reining, or driving, for example, also influence footing material attributes such as traction or depth of loose material. This 8-page bulletin focuses on arenas that have a moderate to high amount of horse traffic, such as at a commercial facility."

  4. How phosphorus in lactating cow rations affects the phosphorus in manure and soils [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "What can be done to limit manure phosphorus application to cropland? The fundamental way is to reduce the P applied in manure. This can be achieved by reducing the amount of manure applied and/or by reducing the P concentration in the manure."

  5. Intensive Rotational Grazing and bST [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "A brief presentation of feeding guidelines for grazing cows supplemented with bST."

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