...because your choice of bedding can seriously affect
your HORSE's health and welfare...
Choosing the right bedding can play a major part in maintaining your horse's health in the stable - and choosing the wrong bedding can damage it. This is why BEDMAX is first choice for so many equestrian professionals, vets, farriers, racing trainers, studs, major events organisers, racecourses, and thousands of owners who simply want the best bedding for their horses.
Dust in bedding is the main cause of respiratory (breathing) problems among stabled horses, and most owners now understand that a dust-free bed is a top priority for their horse's health and welfare. We screen out dust and small particles so rigorously from BEDMAX that our shavings have one of the lowest levels of dust on the market. Read more...
Natural pine hygiene
BEDMAX shavings are made predominantly from pine. Pine has traditionally been used as an antiseptic and disinfectant and science has now revealed that it does in fact contain natural oleoresins that kill many strains of harmful bacteria and fungi that can flourish in a stable environment (including E.coli). Our shavings are made from 100% natural, fresh softwood, with no additives or contaminants, and we dry them at sterilising temperatures to ensure they're as hygienic as possible. Read more...
Protection for joints
Our large, springy pine shavings create a deep, resilient bed that protects your horse's joints (especially hocks) when lying down or rolling. Our larger flakes also create a more 'stable', level bed that does not move around or leave bare patches, and that means fewer missed days with a knocked joint, and fewer visits from the vet.
Support for Hooves
Larger shavings also provide essential support under and around your horse's hooves. Our shavings are judged by leading farriers to offer ideal support for hooves, and especially for horses with foot problems. 'No hoof, no horse' is a very old saying, but it's still as true today as it ever was.
Drainage > Absorbency
The key to a long-lasting, resilient, supportive bed is moisture management. BEDMAX provides a mixture of larger and smaller flakes that naturaly create layers as you shake up the bed. The larger flakes form the surface layer, allowing moisture to drain downwards and spread out into the lower layers of smaller, more absorbent flakes. That means a drier surface, and no concentrated, congealed wet patches underneath it. We are currently researching the importance of surface drainage for the management of ammonia - which attacks the molecular structure of the hoof, as well as damaging the immune system of the lungs.
Comfort and well-being
You get a better night's rest when your bed is warm, comfortable, dry, supportive and level. So does your horse. This is especially important to encourage horses to lie down in the stable. Approximately 15% of all stabled horses develop stress-related behaviours. A good, deep, comfortable bed of BEDMAX shavings helps create an environment more likely to reduce stress and induce proper rest and relaxation.
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