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.