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Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
Reducing Risks On The Horse Farm (Greene)
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  1. www.myhorseuniversity.com is excited to welcome you to this live web presentation featuring: Dr. Betsy Greene University of Vermont Please note: This presentation is intended for users with high-speed internet connections. Unfortunately, we cannot offer support for dial-up users at this time.
  2. Reducing Risks on the Horse Farm Dr. Betsy Greene Extension Equine Specialist
  3. Overview <ul><li>The Facilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety for human/animal/environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Behavior </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Badly behaving…People?! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Healthy Horses… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent issues </li></ul></ul>
  4. Overall Design <ul><li>Does </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery traffic and parking area interfere with horse traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are all of your barn needs met? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the design appropriate for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather conditions in your area </li></ul></ul>
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  6. The General Concepts: Inside Your Barn <ul><li>Good ventilation and good airflow are crucial to your horses’ health </li></ul>
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  8. Ventilation <ul><li>Air In, Air Out, Minimal Drafts </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use windows that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Horses can get to/break </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>subject your horse to unrelenting sun in hot weather </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exhaust fans are a good investment in your horses’ health </li></ul>
  9. <ul><li>Ventilation Issues? </li></ul><ul><li>Best way to tell? </li></ul>
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  11. Ventilation in Different Horse Housing Types
  12. Flooring <ul><li>Concrete/Asphalt: unforgiving </li></ul><ul><li>Clay: slippery when wet </li></ul><ul><li>Dirt: pawers beware </li></ul><ul><li>Stone Dust/Gravel, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Some helpers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubber mats, stall mattresses, deep bedding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skid proof, yet “cleanable” </li></ul>
  13. <ul><li>Human-Created Hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Wet Floor </li></ul>
  14. <ul><li>Separate Feed Storage Away from Horse Access? </li></ul><ul><li>IS THE DOOR CLOSED!?! </li></ul>
  15. What are these mats for, anyway??
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  17. Tack Room <ul><li>Have you ever heard anyone say that his or her tack room is too large? </li></ul><ul><li>Clean, clear aisles </li></ul><ul><li>Clean, clear work area and wash rack </li></ul>
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  19. Common Problems <ul><li>Only Building for Current Needs… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lacking Foresight for Future Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water/Electricity/Utility Room/etc. Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Plans for Adequate Manure Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Underestimating “Empty” Storage Space Needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. hay, shavings, manure, tack, tools </li></ul></ul>
  20. Common Problems <ul><li>Ventilation for Water Heaters, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Sprinkler Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public vs. Private Stables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Sources </li></ul></ul>
  21. Fire Suppression System UVM’s
  22. <ul><li>Same Room! </li></ul><ul><li>Problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate Ventilation </li></ul>
  23. Know where things are located Check them!
  24. In Case of…
  25. Accessible Records: Horse and Human
  26. Horse & Human First Aid Kits
  27. Safe Environment: <ul><li>Free of hazards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>barbed wire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>broken fences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>glass windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>poisons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul>
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  30. Pasture for Horses <ul><li>High quality </li></ul><ul><li>Properly fenced </li></ul><ul><li>Properly maintained </li></ul><ul><li>low cost feed source </li></ul><ul><li>natural environment </li></ul>
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  32. Poor Pasture <ul><li>exercise area </li></ul><ul><li>inadequate feed source </li></ul><ul><li>high potential for parasites </li></ul><ul><li>mud problems </li></ul><ul><li>environmental problems </li></ul>
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  36. Responsibilities <ul><li>To your horses </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>The environment </li></ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul>
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  39. North to South
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  48. Preventing an Accident <ul><li>Provide a safe environment </li></ul><ul><li>Typical accidents waiting to happen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tying areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slick surfaces in aisle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack Instructor experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. Least experienced instructors teaching the beginner riders. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  49. Hazards <ul><li>Tying Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye high, arm’s length </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adequate distance between horses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper location </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Narrow aisles </li></ul>
  50. <ul><li>Distance between barn and arena </li></ul><ul><ul><li>beginners, horses, footing, traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Riding Area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>surface, distractions, “hooks” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>posts on inside </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>high tensile wire fencing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>gates </li></ul></ul></ul>
  51. What can we control? <ul><li>NOT the beginning rider! </li></ul><ul><li>Horse </li></ul><ul><li>Riding Area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>size, type, fencing, footing </li></ul></ul>
  52. The “Thinking Leader” <ul><li>doesn’t allow riding in potentially dangerous situations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>weather </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>upset riders or horses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sore/lame/sick horses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>faulty, worn equipment, tack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AFTER THE ACCIDENT IS TOO LATE! </li></ul></ul>
  53. Safety Priority <ul><li>People First </li></ul><ul><li>Horses Second </li></ul><ul><li>Everything else after that! </li></ul>
  54. Dangerous Propensities <ul><li>The one bite rule: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>owner is liable if he/she knew or should have known about vicious propensities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>domestic animals only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strict Liability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>liability without a showing of fault on the part of the owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>if you knew…or should have known </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… and failed to make reasonable or necessary care to prevent injuries caused by the horse… </li></ul></ul>
  55. <ul><li>Propensity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tendency to engage in unusual behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>blowing trash bag “spook” is natural horse reaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>abnormal tendency to bite, kick is not. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  56. The Horses… <ul><li>Health Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UVM – Now… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UConn – 1 year ago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Findlay - 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CA, FL, DE, MD, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  57. Quick Tips <ul><li>Quarantine (new or sick) </li></ul><ul><li>Enforce proper biosecurity methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No SHARING of anything </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat/care for sick horse last </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disinfecting footwear, clothing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul>
  58. Resources <ul><li>University of Vermont </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Guided Horse Facility Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.joe.org/joe/2004december/tt5.shtml </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools for Promoting Biosecurity in Vermont’s Equine Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.joe.org/joe/2005february/tt4.shtml </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.extension.org/horses </li></ul>
  59. www.myhorseuniversity.com Thank you for attending this live web presentation! For more information about My Horse University and its online program, please visit us at www.myhorseuniversity.com email: [email_address] | phone: 517-353-3123 My Horse University is a national online program for horse enthusiasts based at Michigan State University in partnership with eXtension and EquiSearch .

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