Friday, 2 November 2012

Get box clever this season

Box rest; dreaded words to any horse owner. When you are already worried about your horse’s wellbeing, you don’t need the added concern that your bedding could be causing more harm than good. Box rest could be anything from a few days to several months and can be stressful for both horse and owner, however good management and a safe, clean and comfortable stable can alleviate the strain of the situation to ensure your horse’s health is not compromised.

When your horse is laid off work their management regime is drastically altered overnight changing their daily patterns and influencing their behaviour. In order to manage box rest effectively both the horse’s physical and mental needs must be addressed and with this in mind providing a safe, hygienic and comfortable stable can help maintain peak health in a variety of ways.

Nedz Bedding is made from top quality, chopped straw and provides a biodegradable, environmentally friendly, natural bedding. Combined with the exclusive Natural Nedz formula, both Nedz Pro and Nedz Original help ensure your stable stays clean and fresh with anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties to help eliminate odours and discourage insects and bugs.

Made from oilseed rape straw, Nedz Pro is highly absorbent, requiring just one full muck out per week negating the need to spend hours toiling at the yard and providing a sturdy, comfortable base for your horse to be bedded on. Nedz Original is a more traditional wheat straw product, offering a fluffy, cosy bed which rivals wood based products for absorbency. Both Nedz Pro and Nedz Original are quick and easy to muck out, leaving more time free to groom, make a fuss of and take care of your confined horse.

One of the common concerns for the box resting horse is wet bedding. Wet bedding not only causes saturation of the foot but also leads to increased levels of ammonia in the stable which can damage the horn and weaken the outer layer of the horse’s hoof, not to mention irritate the delicate respiratory system. Capable of absorbing up to five times its own weight in liquid, Nedz Advance is comprised of chopped straw pellets that break down as your horse stands on them, negating the need to add water, and creating a soft, yet sturdy, virtually dust free bedding. Nedz Advance also works in conjunction with other Nedz products to offer the exceptional absorbency, combined with a deep, cosy and more aesthetically pleasing chopped straw bed.

Nedz Bedding provides the perfect, natural solution for the box resting horse. Each 20kg bale of Nedz Original and Nedz Pro is tightly packed to ensure maximum value for money and typically requires only one bale per 7 – 10 days as a top up, prices vary between £6.50 - £8 per bale. Nedz Advance comes in easy to handle 15kg bags and costs between £6.50 and £8.50 per bag.

To find out more about the Nedz range of bedding solutions tel: 01254 677 762 or visit