Waste & Manure Management

Kelly and Dan Munro, owners of Grateful Pine Farm, a recently purchased a 17-acre commercial horse property in Snohomish, WA. Photo by Jessica Paige.

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Washington Horse Farm Uses Rain Gardens for Mud Control

July 16, 2015

Find out how the owners of one horse farm are incorporating rain gardens to help with mud control.... Read More

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Williams Receives 2015 Equine Science Award

July 16, 2015

Carey Williams, MS, PhD, provides statewide leadership in equine nutrition, pasture management, and horse care.... Read More

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Horse Manure Management: Composting

July 16, 2015

Composting is an excellent manure management strategy. Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains. ... Read More

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Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage.... Read More

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Tips for Greener Horse Trails

July 09, 2015

Learn how you can reduce your impact on the environment while trail riding.... Read More

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Build a Horse Manure Composting System

April 21, 2015

Spring is a great time to make plans for building your new manure composting bins! Check out how you can do this here.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Eliminating Harmful Ammonia

January 27, 2015

Of the 915 respondents, 233 (25%) said they remove wet spots and use shavings or another product to control stall odors.... Read More

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Nearly Nontoxic Insect Control

October 03, 2014

Fewer flies and less chemical warfare can create a healthier barn environment for you and your horse.... Read More

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Build a Horse Manure Composting System

September 02, 2014

How do you manage manure on your horse facility? Learn how to build a low-tech composting system.... Read More

Here is a view of Adams' stable area from the farm's central courtyard. The two-horse stable is separate from the storage barn, which is across the courtyard.

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Small Horse-Property Tour

August 20, 2014

Join Horses for Clean Water Director Alayne Blickle's tour of a 2-acre farm designed by architect/owner Carolyn Adams.... Read More

Ascarids--the roundworms that infect foals--primarily show resistance to macrocyclic lactones, but there are also reports of some pyrimidine resistance.

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Intercepting Parasite Resistance

July 30, 2014

Learn about management strategies you can use to help ward off parasite resistance to anthelmintics.... Read More

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'Exploding' Manure Blamed for California Barn Fire

July 28, 2014

Fire authorities believe "exploding" manure could have started the blaze that killed four Friesian horses.... Read More

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When the Horse Owner Goes Lame

June 17, 2014

Have you ever sustained an injury that kept you away from your horses? How did you cope?... Read More

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10 Composting Resources on TheHorse.com

May 29, 2014

We've compiled some of our top composting and manure management resources available for free on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Recycling Tips for Equine Veterinary Practices

May 08, 2014

One equine practitioner shares tips on how veterinary practices and horse farms can "go green."... Read More

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The Messy Mare

February 03, 2014

Why does my mare return to her stall to urinate and defecate when she has a large run and could do so outside?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Parasite Control Strategies

January 28, 2014

Of the 764 respondents, 356 (47%) said they use rotational deworming as their parasite control method.... Read More

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Racing Stable Receives Environmental Sustainability Award

November 30, 2013

The award gives recognition to horse farms for dedication to environmental sustainability and management... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horse Waste, Feed Management Practices

October 03, 2013

Researchers studied whether horse farms use best management practices to reduce environmental contamination.... Read More

Article

UK, KHP Foundation Partner to Improve Watershed

September 26, 2013

The groups partnered in 2013 to make substantial improvements to the Cane Run Watershed.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Tractor Tendencies

September 24, 2013

Of the 530 voters, 63% said they own a tractor, while 10% said they borrow a tractor if they need one.... Read More

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Does Horses' Waste Help or Hinder the Environment?

July 25, 2013

Researchers found that horses' waste both helps and hinders the environment in different ways.... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Common Horse Bedding Options

July 17, 2013

Sift through these bedding choices that will absorb moisture and give your horses a soft place to sleep.... Read More

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Use Caution when Fertilizing with Raw Horse Manure

April 03, 2013

Be aware of the hazards associated with using raw animal manure--including horse manure--to fertilize gardens.... Read More

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Healthy Horse Manure

March 06, 2013

From digestion to infectious disease, Dr. Erin Denney-Jones discusses what horse poop tells us about health.... Read More