Veterinarians and Scientists

Mark Silverman, DVM MS

Sporthorse Veterinary Servces, California, USA

“I would always use ComfortStall,” says top Sporthorse veterinarian and equine podiatry expert Mark Silverman, DVM, MS. The veterinarian and his Grand Prix dressage rider wife happened upon an early ComfortStall installation in a previous barn and prioritized it when they built their current home stable in San Diego. “Whenever you can dampen the concussion on the entire skeleton, that’s good. The overall cushioning is good for all horses and especially those with sore feet, thin soles or other issues.” His wife Tiffany loves ComfortStall’s ability to provide proprioception that helps improve joint health and reduce inflammation."

Dr Richard Perce

Aspen Equine Clinic Windsor, CA

"In my 40 years of practice, the ComfortStall is by far the best stall flooring system.”

Chari Perce

Aspen Equine Clinic, Windsor, CA

“To sterilize a stall with rubber mats, I used to haul the mats out, hose them down, and leave them out to dry – a half day job! The ComfortStall system is seamless and only takes half an hour to sterilize, and I don’t have the dried urine and manure buildup that occurs under mats. We stabled a foundered horse on the ComfortStall. He was a big gelding and was up and down a lot; he didn’t develop any pressure sores.”

Jo Burnett, BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon, Valley Equine Hospital, Lambourn, UK

“A great addition to our inpatient barn. In particular, horses that have undergone orthopaedic surgeries benefit from the additional comfort and support that the floor offers, as do horses that have had their shoes removed.”

Dr. Marc Koene, DVM

Veterinary specialist for horses; crew veterinarian DOKR dressage, FEI veterinarian chiropractor (IAVC, IACV certified), Tierklinik Lüsche

"In the Veterinary Clinic Lüsche we use both the Haygain hay steamer and the ComfortStall floor. Cleaning ComfortStall is very easy and saves us a lot of time in the clinic. We can simply spray the floors and then rinse and disinfect them. And ComfortStall is also economically advantageous for us because we save more than 2/3 of the bedding."

Karen Coumbe

Karen is Horse & Hound's equine veterinary expert with more than 30 years experience in practice. She is an FEI vet and has attended the past three Olympic and two World Equestrian Games in her role. She has a particular interest in anaesthesia, prepurchase examinations, ophthalmology and dermatology amongst other clinical concerns. She has been Horse & Hound’s official veterinary advisor since 1991. Karen is part of the Bell Equine team.

Download her article titled "Equine asthma (also known as IAD/RAO/COPD/heaves): how to help your horse"