The Dangers of Ammonia to your Horse’s Health

As a horse owner it can feel like a constant battle to eliminate threats to your horse’s health. What dangers live in your barn already? Ammonia gas could be threatening not only your horse’s health but also your own. The effects of ammonia on horses confined to stalls are well recognized.

Common effects of ammonia:

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

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 offers a unique approach. Using natural products, in a proprietary patented formula, Sx Stall prevents the ammonia from forming. Therefore, by reducing the formation it 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 its negative effects. Products that lower the pH are very caustic and may harm your horses. Silica’s, such as zeolite, and diatomaceous earth are ineffective.

Sx Stall Treatment Odor Eliminator is the best product for keeping your horses stall ammonia free.