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.