WARNING: Mud Fever

WARNING: Mud Fever

Mud fever is one of the most common equine health problems owners face in the UK. It’s associated with wet conditions that are all too common in this country, especially in the winter months.

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Promoting preventative horse 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, low dust bedding.

We designed and developed Bedmax shavings nearly 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.

Ragwort – The Dangers and Prevention

Ragwort – The Dangers and Prevention

As the days grow warmer and we enjoy long days spent with our horses, the summer months sadly also bring with them a blight equestrians are all too...

Spring Clean your Stable

Spring Clean your Stable

Spring is in the air - the nights are lighter and hopefully some warmer weather is on the way. Now is the perfect time to turn your attention to...

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Bedmax Podcasts

Bedmax Stable Talk is a series of fascinating interviews with experts from every corner of the equestrian world. You name them, we’re talking to them. And if you want to be kept informed about new episodes you can follow us on our social media channels…

The Bedmax Press Room

Find out what we’ve been up to and who we’ve been talking to, as well as some tips and advice on equine health and welfare.

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In Racing, Every Detail Matters…

No other form of equestrian competition tests the health and fitness of horses to the same degree as racing.

Only on the racecourse can small details of a horse’s health make such a big difference to the results, and attention to these details has always been an essential factor in successful training.

Most horses in training spend the great majority of their time in their stables. So every aspect of the quality of their stable environment is crucial to their health, wellbeing, fitness and performance – including their bedding.

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The 6 Health Risks

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Bedmax Surveys

Find out what we discovered through our annual equine health survey.

Bed Making Tips

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Calendar Competition

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Whether it be bedding or packaging, use our products in an environmentally friendly way.

Bedmax & Roxburgh Eventing…

Bella Innes Ker is a name to look out for in British eventing, one of the most promising new young stars stepping up to the top level in the most testing of equestrian sports. Follow her journey with Bedmax here…
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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.


Our large flake dust extracted pine shavings


All the benefits of Bedmax in a lighter form


A healthy, absorbent and economical bedding option


The ideal bedding for many other animals, large and small


The sustainable alternative to logs for winter and summer