by American Stalls January 23, 2019
A clean barn environment is crucial to a horse’s overall health. This is pertinent to the horse stalls, feed rooms, tack rooms, wash bay areas, and just about any other area in the barn. Yet, as horse people, we understand that it is challenging to maintain the barn's cleanliness from time to time.
It’s impossible to make barn surfaces 100% sterile (free of all bacteria and viruses), but meticulous disinfection can go a long way toward reducing harmful bacteria and viruses.
To begin, it is important to disinfect a horse’s stall anytime you have an ill horse on your property. This means that you must disinfect the horse stall after the horse recovers and before the stall is used to house another horse.
Here are some helpful tips on how to properly disinfect a horse stall: