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stall

a small compartment to house one animal, usually a horse, cow or pig. Calves may also be housed in stalls for reasons of hygiene or in veal fattening units. A stall is usually just large enough for an animal to stand and lie in but insufficient to turn around in; in fact they may be designed specifically so that the animal cannot turn around. There may be a chain across the back, which is always open, or the animal is tied in with a neck chain or a headstall. In open access housing in modern cow barns no attempt is made to keep the cows in their stalls. See also box (2).

stall bed
the floor of a stall. Most commonly concrete covered with straw, sawdust or other bedding but earth floors or sand on concrete are probably more comfortable for cows. Pigs manage all right on concrete without bedding.
stall fed
cattle confined and fed in individual stalls. Contrast with pen-fed or lot-fed.
stall kicking
a vice in horses which are kept in stalls for too long without exercise.
stall-related injury
injuries incurred by being restrained in stalls, e.g. teat treads, broken tail.
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Some come as big, strong, broken horses who have been backed and ridden without any thought of starting stalls, some come from other trainers and some come from abroad, where McCririck naively believes the trainers are better.
Turbo Linn still needs the kid glove treatment at the start but at least she got into the starting stalls unlike another favourite, Escape Route, who dumped jockey Robert Havlin and had to be withdrawn before the mile handicap.
SOME progress appeared to be made yesterday in the controversy surrounding the new Steriline starting stalls which are in use at 17 of Britain's 35 racecourses.
RACING at Hamilton Park yesterday was thrown into chaos after a section of the starting stalls overturned after the fourth race.
DUNDALK has been assured there will be no repeat of last Friday's strike carried out by starting stalls handlers tomorrow night after a meeting between their representatives and Horse Racing Ireland, writes Jessica Lamb.
FLOODED The starting stalls look marooned at Down Royal yesterday MISERABLE Officials keep races going
Five of the eight races on last Wednesday's turf card at the Surrey track were abandoned on safety grounds after jockeys expressed concern at the condition of one section of the track, while another area was damaged when starting stalls got stuck.
Warwickshire were sent reeling as Norfolk rocketed out of the starting stalls in the Middleton Cup inter-county bowls championship semi-finals at Worthing.
Day two of the charity tipping contest in support of Prostate Cancer UK proved a little less fruitful than day one but David Williams of Ladbrokes managed to make his way out of the starting stalls after selecting The Gold Cheongsam at 11-4.
THE Turf Club's Appeals & Referrals Committee will tomorrow inquire into the failure of the new Italian starting stalls at Cork last month when the Ballyogan Stakes had to be started by flag.
Rain had turned the going to heavy and officials were forced to dispense with the starting stalls for all eight races.
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