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First scientific look at the environmental impact of Argentina’s horse industry

Science & Tech


A study that aimed to gain insights into the management of the estimated 500,000 horses kept on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, identified the outdoor storage of manure-filled bedding waste as one of the biggest issues.

Mariana Vaccaro and her colleagues, writing in the Journal of Sustainability, Agri, Food and Environmental Research, said proper management, involving good practices, was an important factor in minimizing the environmental impact of keeping horses.

Argentina has an estimated 2.4 million equines, around 500,000 of whom are kept in the area where...[Read More]

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