Sanitary Conditions For Horses: E. R. Bradley Suggests Way to Improve Things Around Stables at Kentucky Tracks., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-28


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SANITARY CONDITIONS FOR HORSES Bradley Suggests Way to Improve Things Around Stables at Kentucky Tracks CINCINNATI O June 27 At the annual meet ¬ ing of the Thoroughbred Horse Association in Lex ¬ ington president T C McDowell and E R Bradley were appointed a committee to confer with the man ¬ agement of the Kentucky Jockey Club relative to improving sanitary conditions for horses at the various Kentucky tracks tracksMr Mr Bradley conferred with manager Winn and the latter requested that he put in writing his views to bettering conditions around the stables Mr Bradleys suggestions have been transmitted to the management and follows followsOn On or before September 1 of this year remove all wainscoting furred out from the walls and replace with solid partition partitionDig Dig up the soil of each stall to a depth of ten inches Haul it away Replace with new soil Dig soilDig up the dirt floor of each stable shed to a depth of six inches Haul away and replace with new soil soilDisinfect Disinfect the side walls and ceilings witli one half gallon of crude carbolic acid to every barrel of whitewash whitewashClean Clean all drains on the outside of the stables by removing accumulated droppings weeds etc etcAt At least once a year if possible twice a year the earth should be picked up and clean fresh top soil put in its place thoroughly tamped with slacked lime limeAlong Along the walls in many stables there are pockets where chaff and dirt accumulate These are breeding places for germs All such places should be removed Where it is not possible to take these walls out the dirt should be removed and whitewash dropped in to disinfect the places placesTo To eliminate the fly which is a wellknown carrier of disease all toilets not connected with sewer pipe should have galvanized containers placed under them and the containers should be removed at regular intervals cleaned disinfected and re ¬ placed placedThe The general use of one quarter pound of borax to four gallons of water sprinkled from a can around sheds and on manure pits should be advocated to those who occupy the stables with their horses

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