Waste & Manure Management


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


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


Equine Guelph to Host Healthy, Happy Horse Workshop

January 10, 2013

The workshop will feature hands-on sessions on topics relating to horse management and health care.... Read More


Windrow Composting for Parasite Control and Waste Management

October 25, 2012

Windrow composting is effective and practical for parasite control and waste management on horse farms.... Read More


Top Tips for Environmentally Friendly Muck Storage

October 24, 2012

Consider these tips to help you deal with your muck piles in an environmentally friendly and compliant way.... Read More


Horse Pasture Management Seminar Scheduled for Sept. 8

July 24, 2012

The day-long seminar on horse pasture management on Sept. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.... Read More


Equine Environmental Stewardship Courses Scheduled

July 17, 2012

Penn State Extension has announced the dates and times of a four-part equine environmental stewardship course.... Read More


Readers Share Recycling Ideas to Cut Costs Around the Barn

June 24, 2012

Horse owners share their tips for reusing select items to save money around the barn.... Read More

To prevent injuries to horses, manage gullies by constructing a grade stabilization structure. These structures stabilize gullies by controlling water flow and absorbing stream energy.


Environmental Best Practices for Horse Owners

June 20, 2012

Researchers compiled a set of best management practices to help reduce horse-related environmental pollution.... Read More


Equine Care, Management Focus of MSU Extension Lectures

April 05, 2012

Topics to be discussed include daily operation evaluations, pasture management, and manure management.... Read More


Spreading Compost

March 26, 2012

Here are a few things to keep in mind when spreading manure or compost on your farm. ... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.


Going Green: Are Equine Diets Environmentally Friendly?

February 14, 2012

Researchers recently determined which forage-based diet is healthiest for both the horse and the environment.... Read More


Innovations in Manure Management

February 01, 2012

Turn your mismanaged manure pile into an asset with these new technologies. ... Read More


Eliminating Ammonia

December 01, 2011

The products available to control ammonia buildup in barns boast a variety of forms and ingredients.... Read More


Horse Worms: Learning to Live With Them

October 25, 2011

Are you concerned about worms in your horses? You should be! Learn about new concepts in worm control.... Read More


Rutgers and NJAES Release Farm Management Videos

October 12, 2011

Topics covered include animal waste management, soil testing, and nutrient management on small farms.... Read More


Green Farm Makeover

May 01, 2011

Can we as horse owners make a few changes to our horse keeping habits to help lessen our draw on the ecosystem? We can make everyday changes such as recycling and conserving water, but what else can we do to reduce our impact on the environment?... Read More


Green Horse Keeping

April 28, 2011

What environmentally friendly management practices might work for you and your farm? ... Read More


U of I Extension Project Will Aid Horse Owners in Manure Management

March 14, 2011

University of Illinois (U of I) Extension has developed a new project that will provide horse owners in Lake, McHenry, and northern Cook, Ill., counties with an alternative to the traditional waste hauling service. ... Read More


Ammonia: Out Of My Barn!

October 01, 2010

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


Manure Composting Workshop Offered in Northern Illinois

September 22, 2010

Horse and small livestock owners are invited to attend a workshop on best management practices for dealing with manure sponsored by University of Illinois Extension, University of Wisconsin Extension and the Hooved Animal Humane Society. The wo... Read More


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


Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

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


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


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