The Dangers of Ammonia to your Horse’s Health

The Problem

As a horse owner it can feel like a constant battle to eliminate threats to your horse’s health. There are usual threats you may think of but what about the dangers in your barn that don’t occur to you? Have you ever thought about the effects of the ammonia being produced in your barn? Ammonia gas could be threatening not only your horse’s health but also your own.

Common effects of ammonia exposure:

  • Irritation of skin, eyes, sinuses, nasal passages, and respiratory tract
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing or mucus accumulation
  • Poor performance

The effects of ammonia on horses confined to stalls are well recognized. It is well understood how the ammonia is produced. Ammonia is a gas that is produced by the interaction of urease, from contaminating bacteria in fecal matter, on urea found mostly in urine. Urease is an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea, forming ammonia and carbon dioxide. Horse stalls are therefore the perfect environment for the production of ammonia gas.

A Real Solution

Sx Stall Treatment Odor Eliminator uses a unique approach to solving the problem of ammonia in horse stalls. Using natural products, in a proprietary patented formula, Sx Stall prevents the ammonia from forming in the first place by controlling microbial activity. Therefore, by reducing the formation of the gas Sx Stall lessens the potential health issues caused by ammonia. There is no product on the market that can absorb ammonia, once it has formed, in sufficient volume to prevent negative effects on horses in stalls. Products that lower the pH are very caustic and may harm your horses. Silica’s, such as zeolite do not have sufficient capacity to absorb a large volume of gas. Diatomaceous earth is also ineffective.

Sx Stall’s unique formula reduces the production of urease thereby significantly reducing the formation of ammonia gas. Sx Stall Treatment Odor Eliminator is the best product for keeping your horses stall ammonia free.