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Respirable dust concentrations in equine stables. Part 2: the benefits of soaking hay and optimising the environment in a neighbouring stable.
Res Vet Sci 2007; 83(2):263-8RV

Abstract

The effect of soaking hay to minimise equine breathing zone respirable dust concentration (RDC) is unknown, as is the duration of soaking required. Additionally, the influence of the bedding and forage used in one stable on the mean and maximum RDC in a neighbouring stable within a common airspace is unknown. Consequently, in the management of equine environmental respiratory disease uncertainty remains about the necessity for optimising conditions in neighbouring stables. Investigations using a real-time continuous particle monitor revealed that when feeding hay, horses' mean breathing zone RDC was significantly reduced if the hay was immersed or soaked for a prolonged time, prior to feeding. There was no advantage in soaking for an extended time period. Implementing management changes in one stable (changing from straw bedding and hay feeding to wood shavings bedding and haylage feeding) significantly reduced mean and maximum background RDC in a neighbouring stable within a common airspace.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG, United Kingdom. jennyswain@hotmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17467753

Citation

Clements, J M., and R S. Pirie. "Respirable Dust Concentrations in Equine Stables. Part 2: the Benefits of Soaking Hay and Optimising the Environment in a Neighbouring Stable." Research in Veterinary Science, vol. 83, no. 2, 2007, pp. 263-8.
Clements JM, Pirie RS. Respirable dust concentrations in equine stables. Part 2: the benefits of soaking hay and optimising the environment in a neighbouring stable. Res Vet Sci. 2007;83(2):263-8.
Clements, J. M., & Pirie, R. S. (2007). Respirable dust concentrations in equine stables. Part 2: the benefits of soaking hay and optimising the environment in a neighbouring stable. Research in Veterinary Science, 83(2), pp. 263-8.
Clements JM, Pirie RS. Respirable Dust Concentrations in Equine Stables. Part 2: the Benefits of Soaking Hay and Optimising the Environment in a Neighbouring Stable. Res Vet Sci. 2007;83(2):263-8. PubMed PMID: 17467753.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Respirable dust concentrations in equine stables. Part 2: the benefits of soaking hay and optimising the environment in a neighbouring stable. AU - Clements,J M, AU - Pirie,R S, Y1 - 2007/04/30/ PY - 2006/02/12/received PY - 2006/11/25/revised PY - 2006/12/07/accepted PY - 2007/5/1/pubmed PY - 2007/9/15/medline PY - 2007/5/1/entrez SP - 263 EP - 8 JF - Research in veterinary science JO - Res. Vet. Sci. VL - 83 IS - 2 N2 - The effect of soaking hay to minimise equine breathing zone respirable dust concentration (RDC) is unknown, as is the duration of soaking required. Additionally, the influence of the bedding and forage used in one stable on the mean and maximum RDC in a neighbouring stable within a common airspace is unknown. Consequently, in the management of equine environmental respiratory disease uncertainty remains about the necessity for optimising conditions in neighbouring stables. Investigations using a real-time continuous particle monitor revealed that when feeding hay, horses' mean breathing zone RDC was significantly reduced if the hay was immersed or soaked for a prolonged time, prior to feeding. There was no advantage in soaking for an extended time period. Implementing management changes in one stable (changing from straw bedding and hay feeding to wood shavings bedding and haylage feeding) significantly reduced mean and maximum background RDC in a neighbouring stable within a common airspace. SN - 0034-5288 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17467753/abstract/Respirable_dust_concentrations_in_equine_stables__Part_2:_The_benefits_of_soaking_hay_and_optimising_the_environment_in_a_neighbouring_stable_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0034-5288(06)00240-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -