A 1000-pound horse produces up to 50 pounds of wet manure each day or nearly 10 tons of manure each year. With most of this being deposited in the stall, your horse lives in an environment filled with bacteria, virus, mold, and mildew. Horse owners have long sought ways to help reduce or eliminate urine in an eco-friendly manner.
What is Envirostall?
Our team has engaged in ground-breaking research resulting in Envirostall, the first and only full-service system capable of providing your horses with clean, healthy stalls while addressing and reducing environmental issues in the equine industry. Our patented system uses bioremediation to remove contaminants from horse stalls and prevents these contaminants from being released into the environment.
Bioremediation uses ecologically safe micro-organisms to degrade harmful contaminants and turn them into environmentally safe by-products. Envirostall also can mitigate bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew, and rid your stalls of rodents and the problems they cause.
No other product on the market provides the long-term solution to the challenges that face horse owners in keeping their stalls sanitary and their horses healthy. Envirostall is Next Level Living for Horses that allows you to spend more time enjoying your horses instead of working for them.
What Envirostall Is Not
Envirostall is a system that cleans urine out of horse stalls to provide a clean, healthy stall for your horse, and prevent contaminants from entering the ecosystem. It does this by draining the urine out of the stall and into a storage area where bioremediation cleans the contaminants from the urine. The bioremediation turns the urine into clean water, which then drains into the soil without contaminating the ecosystem.
Envirostall is not a water mitigation system. Stalls must have proper drainage before installing the Envirostall system. However, if your farm has drainage problems or runoff contaminating the ecosystem, Envirostall, LLC has other patented methods to solve your drainage problem while bioremediating your farm to meet local runoff requirements.
For information on how Envirostall, LLC can solve your environmental problems, contact Ron Vrana at 412-298-6850.
How It Works
Envirostall’s multi-layered, patented system uses bioremediation to clean and neutralize urine contaminants from horse stalls. Envirostall absorbs horse urine through our Envirofilter, a one- piece layer of water permeable, geotextile material that filters horse urine and other impurities out of the stall and into the Envirostall system. The urine then continues through our Enviromat, an anti-fatigue layer of matting that provides a comfortable surface for your horse. This layer greatly reduces stress on your horse’s joints and the potential for hock sores.
The urine then settles in a layer of Envirolyte, a stone aggregate capable of absorbing 120 percent of its body weight in urine. Our EPA-approved, proprietary microbes are released into the Envirolyte where millions of these microbes digest the impurities changing them into water and harmless gases.
The water then flows back into the soil as clean water per EPA groundwater protocols. As long as you keep a horse in the stall, these tiny bugs will thrive and multiply. They will continually work to clean and neutralize impurities from your stalls.
With Envirostall, your stalls are virtually pristine reducing the health risks to your horses and you. You can have confidence in knowing that your stalls are sanitary and your stable is the healthiest environment possible for your horses.
The Benefits of Envirostall
- Significantly reduces bedding, labor, waste disposal, and veterinary costs.
- Helps eliminate contaminates in your stalls that cause hoof problems, respiratory ailments, and other health issues
- Eliminates odors naturally
- Mitigates bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew
- Helps rid your stalls of rodents and the problems they cause.
- Envirofilter and anti-fatigue matting provide a level surface, reduce stress on your horse’s joints, and prevent hock sores.
- Allows you to spend more time enjoying your horse instead of working for them.
Envirostall: Saving Our Environment
A problem facing the equine industry, and agriculture in general, is how to minimize the emission of nitrous oxide (N2O) into the earth’s atmosphere. Nitrous oxide is a potent and long- lived greenhouse gas. Although a small component of the earth’s atmosphere, nitrous oxide is nearly 300 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. In addition, nitrous oxide stays in the atmosphere for over a century.
Most nitrous oxide is produced by naturally occurring micro-organisms acting on nitrogen introduced to the soil via livestock urine. By removing the impurities from horse urine before it enters the ecosystem, Envirostall prevents nitrogen, phosphates, carbon, and other chemicals from being released into the environment. This reduces the production of nitrous oxide and the impact of this greenhouse gas on the earth’s atmosphere. The system also minimizes hydrocarbon gases, controls odor, and prevents pollution from organic waste, including antibiotics, chemicals, and pathogens that enter the soil through untreated dissemination of horse urine.
Why Envirostall? Jim Stachowski
“I have been training Arabians and Saddlebreds for 45 years. We have farms in Ohio, California, and Kentucky with around 375 stalls total. We were introduced to Envirostall about three years ago. I thought it was a good product so we it installed in six stalls. We monitored it for four to five months and found out it saved us time from cleaning stalls since the urine goes through the mats. The environmental aspects are great since the air is much cleaner for the horses. It has reduced the ammonia smell in the stalls. Envirostall saves us money. It is much healthier for the horses, and I think this is the future for horse stalls.
“The Envirostall system has held up very well. The mats are soft and cushiony for the horses. The urine goes right through the mats and the microbes eat the (impurities). There is no smell in these stalls. Envirostall saves us so much time and money because we do not waste so much sawdust (bedding). It is much healthier for the horses and we really like it.
“We are building a large number of new stalls and we will be using the Envirostall system.”
Why Envirostall? A Veterinarian’s View
Thomas Lurito, DVM
“The biggest problem in having horses is clean stalls. Stalls should be cleaned two or three times a day to keep a stall sanitary and dry. Horses collect manure and urine in their hooves and moisture from the fields. Dry stalls take the moisture out of the hooves, which is important for horse health. With a horse, everything is affected from the bottom up. Having dirty stalls will influence what goes on in the horse’s hooves. Wet stalls influence how the horse’s shoes stay on, and the durability and soundness of the hooves. Wet stalls cause thrush and separation of hoof walls so horseshoe nails will not hold.
“Dirty stalls also contain urea, the cause of the ammonia odor in stalls. Horses are in their stalls several hours a day inhaling all the nitrogen in urea formed by the horse’s urine. The effect of urea on the nasal passages, trachea, and lungs is far underestimated. It is caustic as if sucking asbestos into the respiratory system. If you keep the urea and odor to a minimum, your horse will breathe much easier. Envirostall will eliminate the odor and keep the horse’s respiratory system clean.
“Envirostall also creates comfort for the horse. The drainage system takes away the bacteria and moisture in the stall. The rubbery mat under the bedding gives a cushion that supports the horse and eliminates sores on its hocks. Envirostall will allow your horse to be comfortable and healthier while improving the soundness and longevity of the horse.”
Why Envirostall? A Customer's View
Anissa and Jason, DreamCatcher Farm
“We have had Envirostall in our barn for five years. We have had various horses, thoroughbreds, quarter horses, and Arabians with shoes or no-shoes, in the stall and have no issues with the mats. Envirostall has eliminated the moisture that can cause thrush in our stalls and has eliminated the odor, which can cause upper respiratory issues. Our maintenance with Envirostall has been half the labor, very easy to clean. We use half the sawdust that we normally used."
“The material that is used in the system absorbs all of the urine and keeps the stall dry. The mats that are used on top of the material keep the stall level. We need less chiropractic care.
“We love this system. We love the easy cleaning. Our horses are cleaner and dryer in the stall. They are more comfortable in the stall. Envirostall has eliminated so much labor and taken the stress off Anissa. It takes half the time to clean the stall giving us more time to do things. This system is a must.“