Combatting the Big Stable Health Hazards

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.

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1: Dust and Spores

Bedmax shavings are screened and vacuum extracted to reduce dust & spores to the lowest possible levels.

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1: Dust and Spores

Bedmax shavings are screened and vacuum extracted to reduce dust & spores to the lowest possible levels.

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2: Hooves

Bedmax shavings are dried to a controlled moisture content to prevent drying out. The combination of larger and smaller shavings also give resilient support under the frog.

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3: Hygiene

Bedmax shavings are made from fresh pine timber which has uniquely powerful antibacterial properties. They’re also dried at sterilising temperatures.

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4: Hocks & Joints

Our shavings form a deeper, more resilient bed that helps cushion joints from injury when horses lie down or roll.

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5: Ammonia

Ammonia can damage hooves and lungs. Our larger pine shavings drain urine from the surface and reduce the effects of ammonia on hooves, skin and lungs.

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5: Ammonia

Ammonia can damage hooves and lungs. Our larger pine shavings drain urine from the surface and reduce the effects of ammonia on hooves, skin and lungs.

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6: Comfort & Rest

Bedmax shavings create a deep, dry bed that encourages horses to lie down safely and rest properly.

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Combatting the Big Stable Health Hazards

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.

1: Dust & Spores

Bedmax shavings are screened and vacuum extracted to reduce dust & spores to the lowest possible levels.

2: Hooves

Bedmax shavings are dried to a controlled moisture content to prevent drying out. The combination of larger and smaller shavings also give resilient support under the frog.

3: Hygiene

Bedmax shavings are made from fresh pine timber which has uniquely powerful antibacterial properties. They’re also dried at sterilising temperatures.

4: Hocks & Joints

Our shavings form a deeper, more resilient bed that helps cushion joints from injury when horses lie down or roll.

5. Ammonia

Ammonia can damage hooves and lungs. Our larger pine shavings drain urine from the surface and reduce the effects of ammonia on hooves, skin and lungs.

6. Comfort & Rest

Bedmax shavings create a deep, dry bed that encourages horses to lie down safely and rest properly.

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Equine Health Advice & Articles

Promoting preventative horse health care

Equine veterinary research confirms our survey findings that over half of these horse health 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, low dust bedding.

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

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

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Helping You Avoid The NOPS Risk

Minimising contamination by Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances…

Bedmax has become the first equine bedding company to achieve NOPS accreditation, under a new scheme launched by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) in January 2021.

The new BETA NOPS Bedding badge you will see on our bags certifies that the risk of contamination by naturally occurring prohibited substances has been proactively minimised in the production of all of our bedding products: Bedmax, Littlemax and Stockmax shavings, and our new Strawmax straw pellet bedding.

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Bedmax Bedding Products

Bedmax bedding products are purpose made to provide an ideal bedding for horses and ponies. They are made at three dedicated production plants in the UK, from fresh timber sourced from renewable UK forestry. Bedmax bedding has been developed to offer owners a natural bedding that would help address the issues that threaten the health and welfare of horses in stables.

Bedmax

Our large flake dust extracted pine shavings

Littlemax

All the benefits of Bedmax in a lighter form

Strawmax

A healthy, absorbent and economical bedding option

Stockmax

The ideal bedding for many other animals, large and small

Catmax

A healthy and hygienic litter with unbeatable benefits

Hotmax

The sustainable alternative to logs for winter and summer