Cow VS Horse Dung

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By Mycoman (Mycoman) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 04:29 am:

Can one use horse manure instead of cow manure. Does anyone have any experiment information of their own that they would like to share?

Thanks All!

By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 06:55 am:

You can use the dung of any herbavore(plant eater).

I, personaly, cannot tell you if one is any better than the other though... sorry.

By relic (Relic) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 04:15 pm:

i have never used horse, only cow. but i have heard from several folks who have used both that horse is preferable. not sure why. so you can definately use horse poo!

By ion ewe (Ion) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 07:45 pm:

No real difference as long as the two animals eat the same things. Horses are often fed "sweet feed" and other nutritional supplements which could account for the reports of "betterness" in horse dung... It is, however, preferable to use the dung of large breeds (Percheron, other Draught-horses, etc.) because their metabolisms are more similar to that of a cow, I guess. The smaller breeds have very "rich" or "hot" dung in comparison. Some people think cow dung is best because cows only eat grass and hay and they have 4 stomachs in which to "compost" the food. This really doesn't mean anything so long as neither the horse or the cow is eating preservatives, fungicides, lots of magnesium, etc.