Composting as Carcass Disposal Option for Horse Owners
If you’re into horse ownership for the long term, chances are you will someday have to deal with the death of a horse. Disposing of a large animal’s carcass can prove challenging, but composting allows owners to dispose of their animals and at the same time naturally improve the soil conditions on their properties, according to Stephen Higgins, PhD, director of Environmental Compliance for the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Kentucky’s (UK) College of Agriculture. The Agricultural Experiment Station serves as the research arm of UK’s College of Agriculture.

Composting involves locating an appropriate site on a property, then leveling that site to accommodate the

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