Waste & Manure Management

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What Do Healthy Horses and Healthy Fish Have in Common?

September 06, 2010

What do healthy horses and healthy fish have in common? More than you think. Conservation Authorities across Ontario, typically develop big picture aquatic resource management plans for local watersheds that identify what they and private lando... Read More

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Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

How do you create the safest possible environment for your horses? ... Read More

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Multi-Species Grazing: Horses and Cows and Goats, Oh My!

September 01, 2010

A handful of horses graze in a pasture one week; a herd of goats mow down its bushes and weeds the next. This multi-species rotational grazing system has its advantages, but whether they outweigh the disadvantages will depend on your situation... Read More

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On Farm Mortality: Consider Composting

August 05, 2010

Many horse owners will eventually face tough decisions regarding animal mortality and disposal. The Unwanted Horse Coalition receives many calls from concerned owners regarding the legalities and options for disposing of horse carcasses. The pr... Read More

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Three Forms of Pigeon Fever in Horses

July 01, 2010

Infection caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (commonly known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper) assumes three forms: external abscesses, internal infection, and ulcerative lymphangitis (limb infection).... Read More

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Biosecurity for Horse Farms: Stall Disinfection and Other Management Techniques

May 19, 2010

It is important to thoroughly clean and disinfect stalls where mares foal. ... Read More

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Twelve New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com

May 12, 2010

This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More

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Composting

May 01, 2010

Composting is an economical and efficient method for managing equine manure. Learn more with this free report.... Read More

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Manure Composting for Waste Management

January 04, 2010

More than one horse in a stalled situation can create a heap of unwanted manure. But owners can turn that daily chore of mucking stalls into a pile of "green" compost material, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

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Composting: A Viable Alternative for Mortality Disposal

December 19, 2009

Proper livestock stewardship does not cease when an animal dies. Despite sound management, all horse producers will experience losses due to weather, disease, or other natural causes. Options for carcass disposal are dwindling due to enhanced r... Read More

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Consider Drainage when Selecting a Horse Barn Site

November 30, 2009

Want to see an example of less-than-stellar drainage? Check out your own horse barn. One of the most important concerns for a building site is water drainage, which includes water flowing to the building site as well as water moving away from the ... Read More

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Study: Horse Manure Storage Conditions Impact Fecal Egg Counts

November 09, 2009

Environmental conditions during collection and storage of equine fecal samples impact the resulting fecal egg counts (FECs), report parasitologists from both Denmark and the United States.

"Due to the concern regarding... Read More

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Compost Horse Manure Appropriately to Reduce Disease Spread

October 06, 2009

Horse manure needs to be 'cooked' for a specific length of time and at high enough temperatures to result in sufficient reductions in viability of roundworm (Parascaris equorum) eggs and Rhodococcus equi populations, report... Read More

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Small Farm Efficiency

October 01, 2009

A growing number of owners want to keep their horses at home on small farms; here are some tips on doing it wi... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: Herbecidas en el Heno Retienen el Poder en el Estiércol

September 16, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an... Read More

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Study Shows Stall Cleaning Impacts Stable Air Quality

September 08, 2009

A change in your approach to horse stall cleaning might result in improved air quality in the stable, report researchers from Georg-August University of Guttingen, in Germany. Researchers measured the air quality in the stable with different bedding... Read More

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Farmers Dispose of Chemicals, Sharps through Ontario Program

July 28, 2009

A program to collect obsolete pesticides is being expanded this year to also provide farmers with safe disposal for unused animal health products and sharps. Taking place this fall, the program is part of an Ontario government-supported Great... Read More

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Going Green: Environmental Stewardship for Horse Owners

July 20, 2009

Most horse owners have happy memories of trotting down a tree-shaded lane, riding along a stream of clear water, or cantering across an open field. Nature and horses just go together.

"Taking steps to protect the environment can improve you... Read More

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Hay Herbicides Not a Risk to Horses, Despite Manure-Fertilized Crop Loss

July 10, 2009

Recent reported crop losses in North Carolina and several other states are linked to certain broad leaf herbicides containing aminopyralid, clopyralid, and picloram, according to researchers. In North Carolina, people with gardens and organic... Read More

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Horse Manure Management the Subject of Michigan State Program

July 01, 2009

Horse owners who keep their animals in suburban settings might find challenges in handling manure to avoid issues with odor or flies that can strain neighborly relationships. To help them learn strategies for managing and composting manure, a... Read More

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Managing Manure

April 01, 2009

Manure is something all horse owners must deal with, but it can be worth its weight in gold as a fertilizer if properly composted.

There is no shortage of manure on a horse farm. We're simply rich with the stuff. And... Read More

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New Jersey Animal Waste Management Sessions Planned

March 25, 2009

Educators from Cooperative Extension, a unit of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, will provide training, beginning this month, for equine and other livestock farmers in the development of "Self-Certified Animal Waste Management... Read More

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Kentucky Ag Chief Discourages Livestock Gas Regulation

March 17, 2009

Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer urged Kentucky's U.S. senators, Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning, to support federal legislation that would prohibit the federal government from regulating livestock under the Clean Air Act.

"I believe... Read More

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Illinois Conference on Manure Management Practices

February 20, 2009

New conservation practices and manure storage capacity are just two of the topics that will be addressed at the 2009 Illinois Livestock Manure Management Conference workshops. The workshops, set for March in Effingham and Princeton, are sponsored b... Read More

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Environmentally Friendly on the Farm

February 12, 2009

Becoming environmentally friendly in your barn practices is as easy as managing manure, pastures & resources.... Read More