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post #21 of 24 Old 01-07-2009, 10:37 PM
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Incorrect, it takes months for the parasites larva to die off even in the sunshine.

""The general rule is that six months is enough for sunlight, temperature, and surface microbial activity to deactivate most of the pathogens to the point that it's safe for most horses," says professor Halbach. "--from the linked article above.
whatever, we worm reguallarly and the horses are safe and healthy. we really only spread on uninhabited areas, but the horses are moved around often

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post #22 of 24 Old 01-08-2009, 12:11 AM
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My boarder spreads it out on their property too...

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post #23 of 24 Old 01-08-2009, 08:49 AM
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whatever, we worm reguallarly and the horses are safe and healthy. we really only spread on uninhabited areas, but the horses are moved around often
I agree. It's not like you're spreading wormy poo around, lol. Mine are kept on a good deworming schedule and have no problems with reinfestation. We have a 0.7 acre pasture for both horses, no barn just a shelter. We keep the manure spread in their pasture. I go out with a rake and break it all up twice a week (weather permitting). We have burned the manure when it builds up too much around the shelter.

At our last boarding facility, which we boarded at for over 3 years, the horses were in individual 100x100 paddocks with two shelters. Their paddocks were drug once every 7-10 days. The manure was never removed, just drug. If it built up, then it was pilled in the middle and burned. None of the horses ever had a worm problem, even those that weren't dewormed as regularly as they should have been.

In both cases, the manure helps with grass growth and keeps the ground from getting packed down too hard in high traffic areas.
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post #24 of 24 Old 01-08-2009, 12:44 PM
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I spread mine and don't have a worm problem. I have a fecal count test done regularly (I don't like to worm if I don't have to) and they have always been wormless.
I do compost my winter manure and harrow the summer pasture manure regularly to keep it broken up. We have hot dry summers here, if I was a worm I wouldn't live in it its usually just dust. I release fly predators and maintain massive amounts of fly traps in summer so we don't have much of a fly problem either.


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