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AIR EXCHANGE RATE IN A HORSE TRAILER DURING TRANSPORT
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium, 18-20 May 2005 (Beijing, China) Publication Date 18 May 2005 701P0205.(doi:10.13031/2013.18343)
Authors: J. L. Purswell, R.S. Gates, L.M. Lawrence, T.S. Stombaugh, R.J. Coleman, W.C. Adams
Keywords: Ventilation, tracer gas, animal transport
Ventilation of horse transport vehicles typically relies on vehicle motion to induce air exchange.
To assess the adequacy of ventilation in horse transport, air exchange rate was measured in ten
locations within a 4-horse trailer, with and without animals present, using tracer gas decay
measurements. Three vehicle speeds (13, 48, and 97 kmhr-1) and three window configurations
(all windows and roof vents closed, only side windows open, all windows and vents open) were