Bespoke shavings have been developed to offer horse owners a bedding that scores top marks in three essential areas of value: equine welfare, cost effectiveness, and sustainability.
This is how you make the most of it in all three areas:
Horse owners are becoming increasingly aware that the bedding you choose is as important to the health and performance of your horse as the feed you provide. The top priorities to consider when making BEDMAX are:
- Eliminating Dust – it is estimated that 20% or more of horses in the UK suffer from some degree of respiratory problems to minimise this risk BEDMAX shavings are Dust Free
- Supporting hooves –bedding must provide firm, resilient support under the hoof, particularly the frog, and a moisture-controlled environment that will keep the hoof dry, but won’t dry it out. BEDMAX is a large flake shaving designed to provide the right support, they’re dried to a controlled moisture level, and they also help drain urine away from the surface to minimise the effect of ammonia, which attacks the molecular structure of the hoof wall.
- Cushioning hocks and joints. With a high proportion of larger, ‘springier’ shavings, BEDMAX provides the ideal combination of protective cushioning and comfort that encourages horses to lie down and rest.
- Hygiene – Bedding can provide the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungi that will quickly re-contaminate the stable, especially when wet, generating pathogens that can invade and infect the respiratory system, cuts and grazes on the legs, and cracks or splits in the hoof. BEDMAX shavings may help to provide a natural solution to this problem as it is dried to sterilising temperatures and made predominantly from pine.
Easy Pack produces three high quality beddings for your horse: Chopped Straw, Chopped Miscanthus and Premium.
Chopped Straw: locally sourced straw finely chopped, dust extracted and treated with Eucalyptus for a pleasant aroma, whilst deterring the horse from eating their bed. Great for daily mucking out, Easy Pack Chopped straw is absorbent, light to work with and economic.
Miscanthus: is capable of absorbing up to three times its own weight in liquid, has a naturally low dust content and coarse texture, not palatable to horses. Miscanthus creates a dense and supportive bed that ideal for horses with laminitis or respiratory problems, as well as those horses spending long periods of time in their stables and deep litter beds.
Premium: carefully selected, finely chopped oilseed rape straw for a luxurious, soft, absorbent, hygienic, fresh scented bedding for your horse. Premium Bedding is the ideal choice for sensitive horses or those with respiratory problems.
BEDMAX is a high quality large flake dust free shaving made from renewable British timber. These shavings are made especially for horses and not from the residue of another wood processing industry; as such they offer many health benefits to the stabled horse.
The shavings are dried to an optimum moisture level at sterilising temperatures, and screened to remove dust. Eliminating dust was Bedmax’s absolute priority when they began making BEDMAX shavings in 2000, and it still is today.
BEDMAX also offers a number of other benefits. With a high proportion of larger, ‘springier’ shavings, BEDMAX provides the ideal combination of protective cushioning and comfort that encourages horses to lie down and rest.
Farriers are also finding that these larger, purpose-made shavings have a beneficial effect on horses’ hooves, offering more support, and creating a drier bed.
It is bedding which is made predominantly from British Pine and scientists are now beginning to confirm that pine has natural antiseptic properties. Pine has been scientifically proven to kill a wide range of harmful bacteria and fungi, including the widespread Escherichia coli (E.Coli) and Enterococcus faecium.
Verdo Horse Bedding is a clever heat-treated wood pellet product, created for equine use, which not only contains less than 1% dust, making it the ideal choice for horses with compromised respiratory issues, but also absorbs three times its own weight in liquid. This not only helps maintain a dry environment, but also reduces ammonia, which again helps ensure that your horse is happier and healthier in the stable.
Verdo Horse Bedding comes in compact, easy to store bags, which once a small amount of water is added to the bag, a regeneration process is activated and within approximately 20 minutes, you are ready to empty the open bags out into the stable or lorry to create a soft fluffy and dry bed.
The pellets are manufactured from 100% virgin soft wood and are heat treated to eliminate pests and bacteria. They also produce less waste on the muck heap, as well as being easier and quicker to muck out.