Waste & Manure Management


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


Spring Cleaning, Stable Style

April 18, 2014

Here are some spring-cleaning tasks and tips from our Facebook fans. ... Read More


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


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


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


Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 28, 2013

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More


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


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


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


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.


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


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

“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