Waste & Manure Management

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 23, 2017

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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Ammonia: Out Of My Barn!

October 27, 2017

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse's respiratory health and performance, but it is preventable.... Read More

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Pasture Management 101: Drought, Excess Rain, and Erosion

October 16, 2017

Protect pastures by using rotational grazing and managing manure.... Read More

Good manure management, including picking manure out of pastures and dry lots, is one of the best ways to limit your horse's exposure to internal parasites.

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Diatomaceous Earth's Deficiency

October 04, 2017

Learn why this deworming technique doesn't have an antiparasitic effect in horses.... Read More

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Fall Checklist for Preparing Your Horse Property for Winter

October 01, 2017

Use this checklist to better prepare yourself and your horses for the upcoming winter months.... Read More

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The Modern Horse Farm

July 30, 2017

Design your farm with your horse's fundamental needs in mind. ... Read More

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Water-Wise Tips for Horse Owners

July 26, 2017

How do you use water wisely on your farm throughout the summer? ... Read More

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Recycling on the Farm

July 05, 2017

Find out how you can set up a farm-friendly recycling system, as well as reuse common materials around the barn. ... Read More

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Manure Management and Internal Parasite Control for Horses

June 19, 2017

Dr. Martin Nielsen explains why composting and good manure management are imperative to internal parasite control.... Read More

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Squelching the Stink on Horse Farms

May 30, 2017

Use these simple, yet important, tips for preventing unpleasant smells on your horse farm. ... Read More

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Healthful Horse Barns

May 12, 2017

Consider these horse health- and safety-oriented design aspects when building or renovating your barn.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

A veterinarian answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

As horse owners, we need to be especially aware of how our choices impact the environment.

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You and Your Horse Can Become Environmentally Friendly

April 12, 2017

Take a brief look at "green" horse keeping techniques you can implement over this summer.... Read More

The average horse produces 9 tons of manure a year. Having a well-designed composting system like this one can help turn waste into a useful, and possibly salable, product.

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Poll Recap: Horse Manure Management Strategies

April 11, 2017

Of the 804 respondents, 344 (43%) said they compost horse manure and use it to amend soil on their property. ... Read More

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9 Steps for Composting Horse Manure

March 14, 2017

Here's what to do with that huge mound of stall waste piling up behind the barn. ... Read More

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Setting Goals for Managing Your Horse Property

December 29, 2016

Winter is a great time for planning. Here are some tips for planning, prioritizing, and tackling your "to do" list.... Read More

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Take the Winter Solstice Chore Efficiency Test

December 21, 2016

Can you pass Alayne's test? Get advice for winterizing and making your horse property chore-efficient. ... Read More

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Horses at Work: Lifestyles of Working and Service Horses

November 14, 2016

Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.... Read More

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Study: Manage Manure to Reduce House Fly Populations

November 02, 2016

Understanding how house flies reproduce in manure can result in fewer house flies in your barn and its surroundings.... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 27, 2016

Don't wait for the first snowflakes to prepare your horse property for the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

Triple M Ranch, a 7-acre horse property in Hobart, Washington, houses sure-footed Paso Fino horses that are well-suited for riding on nearby trails.

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The Chore-Efficient Horse Property

October 12, 2016

Take a tour of Triple M Ranch, a 7-acre Washington horse farm designed to minimize labor. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fall Mud-Management Projects

October 11, 2016

Of the 545 respondents, 175 (32%) said they will add gravel and/or sand for high-traffic areas on their farm this fall.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

September 10, 2016

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

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How to Be a Good Neighbor to Nonhorsey People

July 14, 2016

Alayne (Horses for Clean Water), Donna (PSU Extension), and Michelle (The Horse) discuss being good neighbors.... Read More