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BEDMAX - Promoting better preventative equine health care

The stable isn’t a naturally healthy environment for horses.

In major national surveys we have carried out during the past two years, we have found that around 40% of horse owners in the UK experience equine health problems that require veterinary treatment and/or box rest for their horses during the winter months – the period when the majority of horses in the UK spend a minimum of 12 hours a day in their stables.

Equine veterinary research confirms our findings that over half of these cases are due to respiratory and hoof disease. The majority of these serious problems could be prevented by better stable management – including the use of better quality, dust free bedding. 

We designed and developed BEDMAX shavings nearly 20 years ago specifically to help prevent horses from suffering these serious, stable-related equine health problems. 

Now we want to help spread the message that equine vets are promoting: Don’t let your horse suffer. Prevention is far better for you, your horse and your pocket than cure. 

Six key equine health threats in the stable

We developed BEDMAX large flake, dust free pine shavings to help prevent the 6 key health problems that threaten your horses’ health and wellbeing in their stables.

  • Dust and Spores
    Airborne dust and spores from bedding are recognised as one of the major causes of respiratory problems among stabled horses.
  • Hooves
    Horses moving from a wet environment outside onto dry or highly absorbent bedding run a high risk of hoof damage. Lack of secure, resilient support, particularly under the frog, can lead to hoof and musculo-skeletal problems.
  • Hygiene
    Hygiene in the stable is critical to prevent infection and disease. Bedding quality and proper management are critical to maintaining effective hygienic conditions.
  • Joints
    Lack of adequate bedding will make a horse more susceptible to injury when lying down or rolling in the stable.
  • Ammonia
    Poor bedding and bedding management exposes horses to greater contact with ammonia, which can damage the respiratory system and attack the structure of the hoof.
  • Rest
    Horses need an average of approximately 60 minutes of REM sleep every 24 hours. They need to lie down to achieve this. Without a satisfactory bed horses are less likely to lie down and rest properly.

Beating the biggest threat in the stable – respiratory disease

We designed and developed BEDMAX shavings specifically to help you prevent all the key equine health problems that can affect your horse in the stable.

We started with dust. By far the biggest of these is respiratory disease. The biggest cause of this often devastating equine health problem is airborne dust, and the most common source of airborne dust in most stables today is bedding – the wrong bedding.

Eliminating airborne dust and spores from our shavings has always been our biggest priority, and it still is. Clean air is the cornerstone of your horse’s health in the stable, and using a top quality, dust free bedding is one of the simplest ways you can ensure it…

Now improved and better than ever!

Through continual research we ceaselessly strive to improve and perfect our bespoke equine bedding, ensuring an optimum stable environment for horses.

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BEDMAX

BEDMAX Shavings is our main bedding product. Large flake shavings made from pine especially for horses.

Available in 20kg bags
from retailers UK-wide

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LITTLEMAX

LITTLEMAX Fine Shavings are purpose made for owners who want all the benefits of BEDMAX but in a finer, lighter shaving.

Available in 20kg bags
from retailers UK-wide

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FIBREMAX

FIBREMAX is sustainable recycled wood fibre bedding.

Designed to offer an affordable bedding, providing a high level of comfort for your horse in the stable.

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STOCKMAX

STOCKMAX is 100% natural, dust free livestock bedding

It’s been developed and made-to-measure to help you keep your animals healthy, happy and comfortable.

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HOTMAX

HOTMAX Fuel Logs are made from the dust we extract from our shavings. Clean, green, high heat with low emissions.

Available in 20kg and 10kg bags

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2305, 2018

Don’t Throw it Away, Recycle for Another Day

BEDMAX shares innovative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle their packaging. As a company, we are continually striving to minimise our usage of plastics. However, to ensure that a customer’s BEDMAX Shavings stay in optimum condition, it is imperative that they are completely sealed in durable, 100% waterproof bags. The plastic also needs to have the capabilities of being branded.

1805, 2018

Equine Bedding Market Leader Sees Prices And Value On The Rise

The UK's market-leading equine bedding manufacturer, BEDMAX, has issued a heads-up warning to the UK equestrian industry. In a statement issued today, the company says it expects a continuation in the trend for the supply of good quality bedding options to tighten. It also predicts that going forward the prices of all types of horse bedding will rise significantly.

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