Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Silver offers a breath of fresh air!

During the winter months when our horse’s stabled time increases many equines suffer an increase in respiratory problems. Respiratory issues can range from a mild cough and a runny nose to serious conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) but in every case, our equine’s performance ability is significantly reduced and their health and wellbeing is compromised.

Respiratory problems can result from the inhalation of dust, dirt and ammonia in the stable, yet there are simple ways to help manage these conditions. Alongside the state of the art dust extraction system used to virtually eradicate dust in Nedz Original and Nedz Pro bedding, Natural Nedz now also provides the healing powers of Silver!

Natural Nedz was formulated exclusively for Nedz and the existing treatment already includes Manuka, Aloe Vera and Cade oil which have anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties. However, as pioneers in bedding innovation, Nedz are very excited to be the first bedding company to add a Silver lining in their bedding!

Silver is a naturally occurring element with the ability to limit moulds and fungi developing in the bedding and the stable environment, meanwhile it the powerful ingredient helps to kill harmful viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The natural healing powers of Silver help to support equine health and strengthen the immune system, which is particularly beneficial when dealing with respiratory conditions. The combination of dust extraction, quality raw material, absorbency and now the new and improved Natural Nedz with Silver, helps give horse owners peace of mind that their equine’s environment is as health as it can be.

Silver has been incorporated into Nedz Original and Nedz Pro bedding. Available in 20kg bales, prices start around £6.50 per bale.  For more information about Nedz and the health and respiratory related benefits of Silver visit the website or call: 01254 677 762.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Beat the box rest blues with Nedz

“Box rest” the dreaded words every horse owner hopes to never hear, but despite us taking every care and caution with our horses sometimes illness and injuries mean that a period of box rest is inevitable. However box rest doesn’t have to be all bad, providing we are adequately prepared to provide optimum care for our horses and ponies whilst they have to remain stabled!

The most important thing to consider if your equine requires a period of enforced rest in their stable is to ensure that their environment is as “equine friendly” as possible, offering a place of solace which is clean and hygienic. Alongside providing fresh water, ample forage and mental stimulation, one of the most important factors to consider for your box-resting equine is suitable bedding.

Purchasing a high quality, absorbent bedding is a must, as wet, urine-saturated bedding not only causes moisture to permeate our equine’s hooves potentially causing thrush, but also leads to increased levels of noxious ammonia in the stable which can lead to damaged hoof horn, a weakened outer layer of the foot, an irritated respiratory system and sometimes eye and sinus problems.

Nedz Advance is the perfect product for the box-resting equine. The virtually dust-free formulation is kind on the respiratory system whilst the comfortable bedding is composed from natural, high quality chopped straw. Nedz Advance is chopped and ground to produce highly absorbent fibres, which are then sterilized to reduce moulds and spores and presented in a compact pellet form.

With no need to water, Nedz Advance expands as your horse or pony is stabled on it, absorbing up to five times its weight in liquid and establishing a sturdy base for your equine to stand or lie on.

We all know that box resting our equines can cause our day-to-day costs to experience a bit of a hike and lead to a very time consuming operation, however muck does not stick to Nedz Advance meaning you are removing waste – not bedding and the quick-rotting formula means muckheap removal is virtually eradicated to keep costs to a minimum!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Every bed deserves a Silver lining!

Chopped straw bedding products, Nedz Original and Nedz Pro are now even better thanks to the addition of a little touch of silver to their organic Natural Nedz formula!

Silver is used widely in the veterinary world to help kill bacteria, viruses and fungi in wounds, while also encouraging healing. The naturally occurring substance is often used to prevent and treat all manner of skin irritations, including nicks, cuts, rainscald, mud fever, thrush and other external wounds that could or have already become infected. When used in the stable, silver has been seen to help kill harmful virus-spreading bacteria and other pathogens and the natural healing powers assist in supporting the equine’s health and immunity – ideal for the winter months.

Natural Nedz has been formulated exclusively for Nedz so horse owners can rest assured that they are providing bedding which offers multiple benefits to the equine. Not only does the chopped straw product offer an absorbent, easy-to-muck-out, cost effective bed, but the Natural Nedz treatment, which includes Manuka, Aloe Vera and Cade oil, boasts anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties. New for this autumn, Natural Nedz now includes the therapeutic element silver to provide even greater hygienic benefits for your horse!

Set to compliment the pre-existing Natural Nedz formula, the new addition of silver properties will be utilised in both Nedz Original and Nedz Pro bedding, giving customers a simple, easy and cost effective way of ensuring their horse’s stable is safe and hygienic. For more information visit 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Cleanliness Counts!

We all know that keeping correct hygiene is important for our own health, but what about our horses and ponies? With the autumn and winter months on the horizon our equines are soon to be spending much more time in their stables which means it is important to ensure that their living space is as dust free and hygienic as possible.

Good stable hygiene can go a long way to reducing many equine illnesses and conditions such as respiratory issues, immune problems or dermatological difficulties. In addition, ammonia, found in urine, can often compromise the horses’ respiratory and immune system, not to mention weakening our equine’s hooves.

A regular clear out and wash down of our your equine’s stable is important but expensive antibacterial powders, sprays, lotions and potions are simply not required when Nedz bedding is incorporated into your horse’s routine. The innovative, forward-thinking bedding manufacturer uses an exclusive Natural Nedz formula in both Nedz Pro and Nedz Original to help save their customers money, time and stress!

Natural Nedz was formulated specifically for Nedz so horse owners can rest assured that they are stabling their horses on the most natural product, which offers multiple benefits to provide a soothing and healing bedding, while also maintaining a non-toxic environment. Created using Manuka, Aloe Vera and Cade oil, Natural Nedz offers anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties, whilst the unique aroma helps to eliminate odours, which in turn assists in discouraging insects and bugs.

In addition, the use of Natural Nedz helps reduce bed eating so you can have peace of mind that your stabled horse or pony won’t be tucking into his bed for an extra snack, saving you pennies and protecting his digestive system!

Nedz Original and Nedz Pro are both extremely absorbent products, which help reduce the levels of ammonia in your horse’s stable, and every bale of Nedz goes through a rigorous dust extraction process making them one of the most dust-free bedding products on the market.

To find out more information website: or call: 01254 677 762 to find your local stockist.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Set up for the season ahead

It won't be long before the warm season wanes and it is time to consider switching your equine from his summer routine to one that suits the cooler months. Changing can seem like a significant undertaking but with the right bedding it can be simple and cost effective.

When selecting the right bedding there is plenty to choose from. Nedz offers three different types of specialist equestrian bedding with something to suit every eventuality.

Nedz Pro is made from oil seed rape straw and creates a super absorbent bed that is quick rotting and simple to muck out. Ideally suited to deep litter management system, Nedz Pro is treated with Natural Nedz to offer anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-insecticidal properties, whilst also reducing ammonia levels.

Traditional bedding meets technology with Nedz Original; a chopped wheat straw product treated with the exclusive Natural Nedz formula to ensure your horse has the snug feel of straw, yet in an easy-to-muck-out, hygienic form. If you love a classic straw bed, but without the age-old irritations, Nedz Original is the product for you!

Nedz Original and Nedz Pro are both treated with a bitter tasting ingredient to prevent the greedy equine from tucking in to their bedding and both offer excellent value for money – requiring on average 4 – 5 bales for initial set up and one bale per week to top up.

Nedz Advance, though still manufactured from high quality straw, provides a very different type of bedding to the other Nedz products. The straw is chopped, ground and pressed into a pellet form. The pellets are treated to control moulds and spores and are capable or absorbing up to five times their own weight in liquid, providing the perfect bedding for overly dirty and wet horses. Nedz Advance is virtually dust free and expands as your horse is stabled on it – requiring no watering – providing the perfect bedding platforms on rubber or concrete stable floors.

By choosing Nedz bedding you can ensure your equine’s stable is an environment that is restful, pleasant and clean promoting a happy horse and equally important, a happy owner as well!

There is a bed for every horse with Nedz so setting up your stable for autumn doesn’t have to be complex! Visit for more information!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Allergy Attack!

For the majority of horses and ponies the summer months bring hours of enjoying the sunshine and increased time out at pasture, however some unfortunate equines suffer from the ill effects of allergies during this time. This can lead to conditions such as heaves, sweet itch, headshaking, or hives as a result of increased pollen and insects. An owners responsibility, in this instance, is to provide a safe, healthy environment within the stable offering our equines respite from their ailments. 

Equine allergies can be extremely debilitating, causing skin lesions, dry and itchy skin, breathing conditions and behavioural problems such as headshaking. In order to protect your horse from a summer allergy the best mechanism is often stabling your horse during peak times for pollen and insects. This allows you to provide a healthy, safe and relaxing haven for your horse or pony.    

Nedz provides the ideal bedding solution for the summer months and the high quality formulations are ideal for those suffering from allergies. The natural bedding combines technological advances and innovations with traditional chopped straw allowing you to keep your equine’s stable clean, fresh and encourage peak health. The natural approach that Nedz take also means horse owners can rest assured that there is nothing included that could harm, or irritate a sensitive equine.

Nedz Original and Nedz Pro both utilise the exclusive organic Natural Nedz formula. Combining a unique blend of Manuka and Cade Oil, Natural Nedz offers anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties, all of which contribute to minimise the presence of allergens in the environment. Alongside protecting the skin and limiting the risk of hygiene issues, Natural Nedz also helps to discourage insects and bugs allowing your horse to rest and relax in peace when stabled.

For horses suffering from respiratory conditions, Nedz Original and Nedz Pro have been put through a rigorous dust extraction process to make them virtually dust free. This, together with the exceptional absorbency, means that harmful irritants, such as dust and ammonia, are drastically reduced.

Nedz Original and Nedz Pro cost from £6.50 - £8 per 20kg bale. For more information about how using Nedz can benefit your equine, visit or to find your nearest stockist call 01254 677 762.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Hygiene is paramount for horses in recovery

When your horse or pony suffers from an illness or has an operation it can be incredibly stressful. Advances in veterinary medicine have meant that in many instances our equines pull through an array of different health problems and go on to make a full recovery. However the aftercare of an unwell equine, whatever condition suffered, is absolutely key to their recovery to health; and with that, hygiene of the stable is paramount. 

After surgery, or when recovering from an illness such as a virus, your horse or pony may have a period of enforced box rest. For optimum recuperation, it is important that the stable environment is both clean and relaxing in order to promote effective recovery and in order to limit the risk of secondary infections.

Nedz bedding is ideal for the recovering equine as the natural product allows your stable to remain clean and fresh, both vital elements in the protection of your four-legged friend. Nedz Original and Nedz Pro offer a supportive and dust-free composition of chopped straw, which allows our equine patients to stand comfortably on a stable base that provides much needed support.

The absorbent, dust-extracted bedding provides your horse with an environment, which is low in ammonia and dust spores helping to protect respiratory health, vital when spending long periods of time in the stable.

Nedz Original and Nedz Pro both contain an exclusive Natural Nedz formula, containing Manuka and Cade Oil, which provides an extra organic benefit to the bedding, making it anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic. This essential inclusion protects the skin and minimises the risk of hygiene issues and the unique odour discourages insects and bugs allowing your horse to rest, relax and recover in peace his stable.

Nedz Original and Nedz Pro are available in 20kg bales, priced between £7 - £8.50. For more information about how Nedz can benefit your horse visit our website at or to find your nearest stockist tel: 01254 677 762.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Protection is better than cure

Equine viruses can be seriously debilitating and even life threatening in some instances. Some viruses, such as Equine Influenza, Tetanus and the Equine Herpes Virus for example, can be vaccinated against but in order to prevent the risk of infection, correct care and hygiene must be maintained. Without it disease can easily be spread from horse to horse or human to horse, potentially effecting unvaccinated equines or those with a weakened immune system.

If you think your horse or pony may be affected by a virus you should always contact your veterinarian and if diagnosed put into place strict measures such as; washing and disinfecting of all of your equipment and clothing and quarantining any affected horses and those at risk of being affected. These measures, alongside maintaining good hygiene levels, will help to prevent the spread of infection.

In order to keep your equine’s environment clean and hygienic your horse’s stable, where he spends the majority of his time, should be regularly cleaned and cleared out. The removal of your bedding paired with washing the floor and walls of your stable on a frequent basis is advisable alongside using a high quality, effective bedding in order to keep health hazards at bay.

One simple good hygiene practice you can implement is the use of a naturally bacteria fighting bedding product. By choosing the right bedding you can help keep your stable clean, fresh and ultimately protect your horse. Nedz provide this via their natural, dust-extracted and highly absorbent chopped straw bedding products.

Not only do Nedz Original and Nedz Pro provide a bedding which is supportive, easy to muck out and suitable for equines with a compromised respiratory system, but the unique products are treated with an exclusive organic Natural Nedz formula. Providing a clean and pleasant place for your horse to be, the Natural Nedz formula combines a unique, organic blend of Manuka and Cade Oil which has anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties to help fight the causes of many illnesses, viruses and conditions. In addition, the unique odour of the bedding improves the aroma of your stable whilst discouraging insects, which can transport airborne infections and diseases.

Nedz Pro and Nedz Original are available in 20kg bales, priced between £6.50 - £8. For more information on how Nedz can help to keep your equine’s stable a healthy place, visit or tel: 01254 677 762 to find your nearest stockist.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Simple summer healthcare in the stable

As the warmer weather approaches, the new season brings a change in management routines and new potential health hazards for horses. Though the sun offers welcome relief from the colder months it also brings with it an influx of conditions such as sweet itch, sunburn and fly bites, with a larger proportion of insects pestering and bothering our horses.

Many of us alter our horse’s routines during the spring and summer months by utilising stables during the day instead of over night. While this provides our equines with welcome shade and protection against the irritation of insects, it can also create another set of problems, making the all-important matter of hygiene and comfort in the stable even more prevalent.

Using chopped straw bedding from Nedz in the warmer months is an easy way of keeping your stable clean and fresh. The highly absorbent bedding is quick and easy to muck out and combines the latest innovations and technological advances in bedding with the traditional benefits of straw. 

Nedz Original and Nedz Pro provide a bedding which is supportive and virtually dust-free, enhanced with the exclusive Natural Nedz formula which combines a unique blend of Manuka and Cade Oil to provide anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties. 

Keeping your horse’s respiratory system healthy is imperative to performance and health, especially for the competition horse and the rigorous dust extraction process used when manufacturing Nedz Original and Nedz Pro means owners can rest assured that their horse’s breathing won’t be compromised by increased stable time.  

Alongside promoting a healthy respiratory system, protecting the skin and preventing the risk of hygiene issues, the fresh odour of Nedz Original and Nedz Pro discourages insects and bugs from entering the stable, allowing your horse to rest and relax in peace. Not only does this ensure a calm and healthy environment for your horse to stable in, it will also reduce the amount of insect repellent necessary, saving you pennies!

Quick and easy to muck out, all Nedz products are quick rotting and easy to dispose of saving time and effort, prices range from £6 - £8 per 20kg bale. So, alongside the correct diet, sunblock and of course plenty of water, Nedz is a great investment this season to help ensure optimum health for all horses and ponies!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Laminitis support this season

As we head into ‘laminitis’ season it is not just our equine’s diet that needs to be carefully managed. The pain and discomfort associated with laminitis means that the environment our horse is stabled in should also be carefully considered. This is where chopped straw bedding manufacturer Nedz can help…

During the acute stages of laminitis a horse or pony often requires box rest and to make life as comfortable as possible for them the bedding they are stabled on should be of good quality, deep and supportive. For the equine’s wellbeing it is vital that their feet, which are undoubtedly causing immense discomfort, are kept away from hard and uncomfortable surfaces – so providing ample cushioned bedding will help relieve the painful symptoms.

The stable should provide a sanctuary for your horse enabling him to achieve the rest and recuperation that is needed in order to make a full recovery, so comfort is imperative. Additionally, when spending long periods of time in the stable it is crucial to ensure the environment is healthy and hygienic.

Nedz Advance combines traditional chopped straw with modern technology to create a pelleted bedding that expands, without the need to add water, into a soft, fluffy and dust free bed. For those with weak or sensitive feet, and even those suffering from respiratory problems, Nedz Advance provides a supportive bedding to keep all equines comfortable, especially those that are stabled for long periods.

Wet bedding can cause saturation of the foot and lead to increased levels of ammonia in the stable damaging the horn and weakening the outer layer of the horse’s hoof.  Highly absorbent Nedz Advance helps prevent this from occurring which offers greater protection for equine feet to keep them strong and healthy long term.

For those on a restricted diet, Nedz Advance has been steamed to ensure it is unpalatable and unappetising for horses and ponies that may be feeling hungry. Quick and easy to muck out, and highly biodegradable, Nedz Advance gives owners the freedom to spend less time mucking out and more time caring for their laminitic horse.

Nedz Advance is available in 15kg bags and retails between £7 and £8.50 per bag. For more information about Nedz Advance, or to view the whole Nedz collection of bedding visit: or tel: 01254 677 762.

Monday, 4 February 2013

New season, fresh start!

With spring on the way, and an exciting new season on the horizon, now is the perfect time to ensure your horse is stabled in a fresh, clean and hygienic environment. Even with the best efforts, your horse’s stable can become a dirty and dusty place over winter, so knock the dust off your cleaning equipment and get scrubbing for a fresh start. A super spring clean will give you instant gratification and help ensure your horse’s health remains a priority, ready for a successful 2013!

Pick a nice day when your horse can be happily out in the field while you get to work, and make sure the weather is dry to allow your stable to dry out before bedtime! Give yourself plenty of time and start by removing all old bedding and removing any cobwebs from the ceiling, windows and corners. Remove any rubber matting and give the floors and walls a scrub with a stiff brush and diluted disinfectant to ward off any winter bugs that may be lurking. Once your stable is dry, then comes the fun part, creating a soft, sturdy and comfortable clean bed for your horse…

Choosing the perfect bedding solution can be a minefield, however with an emphasis on wellbeing and hygiene, Nedz offer a range of products designed to help keep your horse’s stable clean, fresh and dust free, leading to a happier and healthier horse, and peace of mind for owners!

Nedz Original is made from chopped wheat straw that has been treated with an exclusive organic Natural Nedz Formula. This helps ensure your horse benefits from the cosy and soft feeling of straw, but with extra absorbency and anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-fungal properties. The easy-to-muck-out, hygienic product is put through a rigorous dust extraction process before packaging to minimise harmful moulds and spores making Nedz Original a traditional, yet technologically advanced bedding system.

Offering similar benefits, but with extra absorbency, Nedz Pro is made from oil seed rape straw, creating a superior alternative to wood based products, yet with the benefits that straw offer – including biodegradability to help reduce muck heap removal costs. Also treated with Natural Nedz, the absorbency of Nedz Pro helps to reduce ammonia levels in the stable and helps eradicate harmful bacteria for a clean and safe environment.

The addition of Cade Oil means that both Nedz Original and Nedz Pro maintain a fresh aroma, which is not overpowering or harmful to your horse’s delicate sinuses.

Keeping your stable has never been easier thanks to Nedz. Both Nedz Original and Nedz Pro are available in tightly packed 20kg bales, priced between £6.50 - £8 per bale. For more information and to find your nearest stockist visit or call 01254 677 762.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Set for Success this season

As 2013 starts many of us will be preparing for what the Spring show circuit has to offer. So whilst we are working hard in the arena, building up fitness and making sure we provide optimum nutrition for our horses, is there anything else we can do to help achieve success this season?

When considering the lifestyle of the modern competition horse it becomes clear that most spend a large proportion of their time in the stable. Even those that are turned out to graze during the day spend the nights tucked up safely inside. As the stable can often be a dusty and dirty place it is crucial to ensure your bedding choice provides an environment which is hygienic, healthy and as dust free as possible.

The horse’s ability to respire has a direct link to their ability to succeed in competition, as the more efficiently the horse can inhale oxygen the more energy can be produced, which in turn fuels their muscles. A bedding product that is dusty can cause numerous problems both for horses suffering from respiratory conditions and those who need to perform at their best. Inhaling dust and ammonia caused by urine and droppings in the stable can result in inflammation of the air ways, reducing the air space for oxygen to reach the rest of the body. This irritation of the cells may cause the secretion of mucus leading to a snotty nose and a weakened immune system.

Your horse’s respiratory function is vital to both his wellbeing and performance so it is important that we provide them with exactly what they need to be fighting fit and raring to go.

Nedz products provide the optimum bedding for success with three different types of bedding to suit all mucking out styles and tastes. The range includes Nedz Original, Nedz Pro and Nedz Advance which all embody the Nedz sentiment of minimal dust and maximum absorbency, reducing the levels of both ammonia and dust in the stable. The inclusion of an exclusive Natural Nedz formula in both Nedz Original and Nedz Pro creates an anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic product which helps deter bacteria, moulds, insects and bugs and is ideal for horses with wet and messy bedding to ensure your stable stays as hygienic as possible.

The chopped straw bedding products are simple and easy to muck out – ideal for the busy competition yard – and rot down quickly to create a small muckheap that can be safely spread on fields as a natural fertiliser. Nedz products have a retail price of between £6 - £8.50 and a little goes a long way to make them both environmentally friendly cost effective.

For details of your nearest stockists or for more information visit or call 01254 677762.