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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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RaceTech, which introduced starting stalls to Britain in 1965, believes Yarborough's death is the first linked to the mechanisms.
As revealed in Mirror Racing on Saturday, the injury Moore sustained to his neck in a starting stalls incident at Newmarket on Thursday would cost him at least a month on the sidelines.
Stewards concluded the problem was caused by a damaged valve in the starting stalls.
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.
Warwickshire were sent reeling as Norfolk rocketed out of the starting stalls in the Middleton Cup inter-county bowls championship semi-finals at Worthing.
Judging by his quick return to the fray, Andrea Atzeni's mount took very little out of himself, and it would be no surprise to see this horse - who appears to be overcoming his aversion to the starting stalls having refused to enter them on his intended seasonal re-appearance - make an impression at the top level before his racing days are over.
Nigel Twiston-Davies has devised a plan for the Middleham Park-owned runner which includes a set of starting stalls, his son Willy and a Flat debut in a 1m4f maiden at Doncaster this afternoon.
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.
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.
The joke wears thin when he starts giving his opinion on things like starting stalls and the schooling of horses.
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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.