Thursday, 11 December 2014

Horse owners confirm that absorbency is the priority

Nedz always strives to tick all of the boxes when it comes to meeting customer’s needs and with this in mind, a latest market research survey by the company produced some interesting results and confirmed that top of the list is absorbency!

In a recent survey of 146 horse owners, research showed that 27% of people felt that high absorbency was the deciding factor when it came to choosing bedding. This was followed closely by 26% of people stating that dust free bedding was the most important benefit and 25% rated comfort as their top priority. This compared with just 17% who were primarily concerned with cost, and the remaining customers put biodegradability as key.

Nedz prides itself on producing two products, which throughout the manufacturing process are chopped in a way that provides optimum absorption. This, combined with a start of the art dust extraction process, produces a hygienic, yet cosy and comfortable stable environment, so the company’s aims and values align with the requirements of customers and their equine partners! 

When it comes to absorbency, Nedz Pro ticks all of the boxes. Made from Oil Seed Rape Straw, Nedz Pro offers a super absorbent alternative to shavings, requiring a full muck-out only once a week and creating a sturdy yet comfortable base for your horse or pony. The high levels of absorbency help to create a hygienic atmosphere for your horse by reducing ammonia build up, which is ideal for horses requiring support for the respiratory system. This cosy chopped straw also biodegrades within two to three months and can be safely used as a fertiliser.

Both Nedz Pro and Nedz Original offer horse owners a traditional method of bedding, maintaining the cosy feel and appearance of straw, whilst using an innovative Natural Nedz formula containing Manuka, Silver, Aloe Vera and Cade Oil to provide extra benefits. Nedz products are also virtually dust-free, helping to create a safe environment for all horses and ponies, whilst keeping costs to a minimum without compromising on quality!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Keeping your stable spick and span

The wet and chilly months often bring about an increase in the amount of time that equines spend stabled in an effort to guard against the harsher conditions. This is not always the most enjoyable time to be a horse owner, as keeping the stable clean and tidy can seem to take twice as long, but good ventilation and tip top hygiene are key to maintaining your horse’s health and condition over the winter months.

A build up of dust, mould and mildew spores and ammonia can increase a horse’s chances of developing a respiratory problem, so it is important to choose a suitable, top quality bedding. Both Nedz Original and Nedz Pro are virtually dust free, creating a hygienic, non-toxic environment for your horse whilst stabled. Nedz bedding rivals shavings for absorbency, helping to decrease ammonia build up to support a healthy respiratory system and save you time completing the chores, whilst maintaining the cosy feel and appearance of a traditional straw bed!

Nedz Pro, made from Oil Seed Rape Straw, is a cost-effective, hygienic bedding, which works best when deep littered, creating a sturdy yet comfortable bed that does not shift as your horse walks on it, and only requires a full muck out once a week. The high level of absorbency is combined with the exclusive Natural Nedz formula, which contains Manuka, Cade Oil, Aloe Vera and Silver to provide anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties making it ideal for horses with sensitive skin and those who wish to create the most hygienic stable environment.

Not only does Nedz help to create a hygienic, safe and non-toxic stable environment for your horse, it also biodegrades within two to three months and is safe to use as a fertiliser, helping to keep your yard clean and your muck heap easily managed, as well as saving you time on the yard chores and money on getting your muck heap removed!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

10 years of bedding the best!

It has been 10 years since Nedz began producing quality, safe, cost effective bedding for the equestrian market! All Nedz products are made from top quality raw materials and offer cost effective bedding solutions to the equestrian market.

Nedz bedding offers horse owners the chance to use a traditional method of bedding, maintaining the cosy feel and appearance of straw, but with the added benefits of technological advances! With 23 years of straw processing experience under their belt, Pegasus Products bought the debut product in the range, Nedz Original, to market ten years ago. Over the past ten years, the company have invested time and money into creating top quality products, which answer the demands of today’s modern equestrian.

Made from carefully selected wheat straw, Nedz Original offers a highly absorbent, cost-effective alternative to shavings, whilst creating a hygienic, virtually dust free and non-toxic environment for your equine. Next came Nedz Pro, which is made from rape straw and also offers a highly absorbent, yet cost effective alternative to traditional shavings! This is ideal for any horse suffering with a respiratory disorder as the absorbent properties promote a hygienic environment, keeping ammonia to an absolute minimum, whilst also ensuring that mucking out is quick and easy.

Nedz have always wanted to maintain the traditional biodegradable benefits of straw, so Nedz Original and Nedz Pro both rot quickly within two to three months and are suitable for use as a fertiliser, saving you time and energy managing the muckheap and finishing the yard chores!

As innovations over the years have improved, Nedz is also treated with the exclusive Natural Nedz formula containing Manuka, Cade Oil and Aloe Vera, all of which have anti-bacterial and anti-insecticidal benefits, whilst still being gentle enough for the most sensitive skin and ideal for equines suffering with respiratory or skin problems. The unique formula is also crafted with a bitter taste to discourage any snacking on bedding!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Make a dent in your muckheap this winter with Nedz Bed!

With winter on the horizon, the thought of a seemingly never ending cold snap and waves of wet, cold weather can bring about a sense of foreboding in most horse owners! It’s that time of year when the tiresome chores seem to take longer and riding hours diminish, but plan your stable management ahead and you can enjoy bedding your equine down for the winter, free of stress!

Nedz Bed is a truly traditional method of bedding, rivalling the benefits of standard straw and shavings. Nedz maintains the cosy feel and appearance of a beautiful straw bed, but technological advances make for many additional benefits! Nedz Original is crafted from carefully selected and chopped wheat straw, meanwhile Nedz Pro is made from chopped rape straw, which is exceptionally absorbent and quick to muck out. Both Nedz Original and Nedz Pro have been treated with Natural Nedz, an organic, anti-bacterial formula. Nedz Bed is a hygienic alternative to traditional straw bedding and the compact bales are easier to handle and store. Whilst also being far less bulky than straw, the bedding produces less waste and a smaller, more manageable muckheap, saving you time and energy on the mundane routine chores! However, the advantage of straw remains; it is easily biodegradable, breaks down within two to three months and is safe for use as a fertiliser.

By comparison, traditional wood based bedding can be difficult to dispose of, take far longer to break down and rot and need constant attention to ensure that the bed does not become too wet, causing a build up of ammonia. Moreover, many types of wood based products can contain a high dust content, which can be detrimental to equine respiratory health, especially throughout the winter whilst they are stabled for longer and ventilation may be poor or limited. Nedz is virtually dust-free and the high levels of absorbency keep ammonia to an absolute minimum, keeping your horse in tiptop health this winter!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Bedding solutions for respiratory health!

During the winter months, a horse’s respiratory health can become a concern if stabled for longer periods of time with limited or poor ventilation. Horses are especially sensitive to changes in their routine and environment, so as the cool, wet climate approaches there is an increased risk of developing respiratory problems, in turn leading to potential disruption of airflow to the lungs, varying degrees of difficulty in breathing and in some cases an intolerance to exercise. Help manage respiratory health by being prepared this winter and prevent a disorder from becoming a long-term problem!

Just as we are inclined to shut out the miserable weather by closing barn doors and windows, one of the most common causes of respiratory problems is inadequate ventilation for stabled horses, leading to an increased risk of exposure to mould, spores and dust. Disorders such as Recurrent Airway Disease (RAD) can become a persistent, long-standing problem for horses, leading to a decline in health and overall performance, however one of the best solutions to preventing a problem from occurring this winter is to provide a fresh supply of clean, hygienic, low-dust bedding!

Nedz bedding provides a hygienic, virtually dust-free, non-toxic environment for your horse. Made from chopped and treated high quality straw, Nedz is comfortable, absorbent and cost effective.  Nedz Pro is made from exceptionally absorbent rape straw to give a hygienic alternative to other bedding methods. This high absorbency reduces the risk of harmful ammonia, while dust, mould and spores are removed via the state of the art dust extraction process during manufacture. 

Before baling, Nedz Pro is coated with a bitter tasting formula containing Manuka, Cade Oil, Aloe Vera and Silver to provide a hygienic anti-bacterial and anti-fungal treatment to further boost respiratory support. Nedz Pro is quick and easy to muck-out, working best on a deep litter basis, giving you more time to spend with your horse during those dreaded winter months when mundane chores seem to take twice as long!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Original preparation for the season ahead!

With autumn on the horizon many horse owners are beginning to think about bringing their equines in from pasture to the stable, in order to protect them from the cooler, wetter weather. Getting organised for the coming season can reduce the chance of last minute panics when the weather turns – so prepare your stables with the help of Nedz…

Nedz provides high quality bedding designed specifically for equines. Nedz Original uses carefully selected wheat straw, which is chopped, dust extracted and then treated with Natural Nedz before baling. This allows horse owners to provide their equines with a hygienic, economic and super soft alternative to conventional bedding; perfect for when your horse or pony will be spending more time in the stable!

In addition to creating a bed that is supportive and dust-free, Nedz Original utilises the exclusive Natural Nedz formula. Combined of a unique blend of Manuka and Cade Oil, Natural Nedz is an organic, which provides anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties. In addition, Nedz Original also offers the healing powers of Silver! Silver has naturally occurring properties which limit moulds and fungi developing in the bedding and stable environment, alongside helping to kill harmful viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The natural healing powers help to support equine health and strengthen the immune system, perfect for minimising health risks during increased stable time.

Nedz Original is incredibly absorbent which means that only small amounts of bedding require removal each time you muck out. This reduces the level of ammonia in the stable, protecting the respiratory system and improving the hygiene of your equine’s surroundings. In addition wastage is minimised and your muckheap size is reduced saving you both time and money!

For more information about the range of Nedz bedding visit or to find your nearest stockist call 01254 677 762.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Bedding that performs

With the competition season in full swing, for many equestrians ensuring the equine athlete is in ‘tip-top’ condition, is vitally important. The last thing horse owners want when their equine is competing is for the inhalation of dust to affect the horse’s ability to perform in comfort.

The equine’s ability to respire literally dictates how much oxygen can be inhaled and in turn how much energy can be produced; as oxygen fuels the functioning of the muscular system. As the horse’s ability to succeed and enjoy ridden work is directly linked to their respiratory system, minimising their exposure to respiratory irritants, such as dust, is a crucial part of equine management.

Inhaling dust and mould spores can lead to inflammation of the airways, reduced air space and irritation of the cells. During the summer time the ground often dries up and the pasture becomes significantly dustier. Most competition horses are stabled over night, and whilst we can’t do anything about dry ground in the paddock increasing dust levels, we can certainly take measures to limit the level of dust in our equine’s stabled environment.

Soaking your hay can be helpful, reducing the dust content and increasing hydration levels but selecting a bedding which is dust extracted is paramount.

Nedz bedding allows the stable environment to remain clean and fresh, combining the latest innovations, and technological advances in bedding with the traditional benefits of straw so Nedz can supply a soft, comfortable bed with additional health benefits.

The straw used in Nedz bedding is carefully selected and passed through a rigorous quality control process before being chopped and treated with the totally organic formula; Natural Nedz, providing antibacterial and antifungal properties thanks to the inclusion of Silver, Manuka and Cade Oil. The process of producing each and every bag of Nedz bedding then ensures any excess dust is extracted, so your stable environment for your competing equine won’t compromise the respiratory system ensuring hard working equines can perform at their best!

In addition, the high absorbency of Nedz products means that ammonia levels are kept to a minimum, which not only reduces the chance of harmful odours irritating your horse’s delicate sinuses and respiratory system, but also helps prevent bacterial infections in the hooves such as thrush.

Choose between Nedz Original, made from wheat straw for a traditional approach, or Nedz Pro for an exceptionally absorbent product made from rape straw. Both Nedz Original and Nedz Pro are available in 20kg bales and cost between £7 - £8.

For more information about the range of Nedz bedding visit or to find your nearest stockist call 01254 677 762.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Summer Cleanliness!

With the summer months looming closer, now is the time to consider how you are going to keep your equine’s stable as hygienic as possible when temperatures soar. During the summer time many horse owners keep their horses stabled during the day to avoid the midday sun. This can be a beneficial health measure in some aspects, however without ensuring that the stable environment is both clean and relaxing it can cause a new set of problems!

The stable should provide a relaxing retreat for our equines and in the hotter weather offer solace from the blazing sun. However, if not kept hygienic, flies can cause irritation to your horse and also sometimes carry unpleasant bacteria into the stabled environment. In addition, the heat itself can exacerbate the smell of ammonia resulting in odours that are potentially damaging to the respiratory tract. Regular and thorough mucking out is essential, alongside selecting absorbent, hygienic equine bedding.

Nedz Original and Nedz Pro provide a fresh bed for all horses and ponies, offering a soft and sturdy base made from high quality chopped straw.

The highly absorbent, dust-extracted Nedz range provides your horse with an environment that is low in ammonia and dust spores helping to protect respiratory health when stabled regularly.

With hygiene being at the top of the agenda in the warmer months, Nedz Original and Nedz Pro also contain the unique Natural Nedz formula to help repel insects and banish bacteria!

Natural Nedz is an organic treatment, which is anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic helping to keep the stable environment clean and fresh. This beneficial addition to the bedding also has ingredients known for protecting the skin and minimising the risk of hygiene issues. The unique odour of the bedding discourages insects and bugs allowing your horse to relax in his stable safe from irritants and pesky bugs!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Dust-off this season with Nedz!

Summer time brings with it the dawning of the competition season for many equestrians with warmer, brighter weather providing more opportunities to get ‘out and about’ with our horses or ponies. However, the last thing horse owners’ need when they are ‘upping the ante’ on their equine’s workload is for the inhalation of dust to affect the horse’s ability to perform.

Many competition riders, despite increasing their equine’s turnout significantly during spring and summer, still maintain a stabled routine, whether it is during the day to keep the flies at bay, or during the night. When this is paired with hard ground, pasture becoming dustier and an increase in exercise, the risk of inhalation of dust particles increases and so does the potential for respiratory compromise.

You can significantly reduce the levels of dust in your horse’s stable by implementing a few straightforward management practices. Choosing your horse’s feed and forage carefully, trying not to groom muddy horses in an enclosed area, and avoiding sweeping or mucking out around horses that have a delicate respiratory system can all help, however your bedding choice can have huge implications.

Nedz bedding is ideal for the regularly stabled equine as the bedding helps maintain a clean and fresh environment. Nedz combines the latest innovations and technological advances in bedding with the traditional benefits of straw to provide a soft, comfortable bed with additional health advantages.

Choosing dust extracted bedding can make a significant difference to horses with respiratory problems. Many products harbour dust particles that, when disturbed, enter the air in the environment and if ventilation is not at its best – which it often isn’t in many stables – this dust will linger in your horse’s box and irritate the respiratory system. Both Nedz Original and Nedz Pro have been put through a rigorous dust extraction process using state of the art technology to virtually eliminate dust particles making it ideal for all horses and ponies, including those already suffering from breathing difficulties.

It isn’t always the obvious dust that can cause problems! Moulds and fungal spores also contribute to a respiratory problem, which is why Nedz Original and Nedz Pro is treated with exclusive Natural Nedz to offer anti-fungal properties, along with a host of other benefits, which helps reduce these harmful contaminants. The addition of Manuka, Silver and Cade Oil ensures a clean, fresh stable environment is maintained.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Bedding to help bugs ‘buzz off’!

With spring virtually upon us, and the summer months looming closer it is well worth considering ways that you can minimise the chance of pesky insects plaguing your equine friend. Flies and bugs not only cause an irritant to your horse but also can sometimes carry unpleasant bacteria, which owners certainly don’t want in their stable environment.

For some horses, stabling in the summer months is essential and insects can be an inevitable irritation, however choosing the correct bedding can help encourage bugs to ‘buzz off’!  

Nedz manufacture an innovative range of bedding, made from top quality chopped straw, which has been rigorously dust extracted. The way the straw fibres have been chopped, using a state of the art system, make both Nedz Original and Nedz Pro exceptionally absorbent, yet soft enough to offer comfort for your equine.

Absorbency is key to discouraging insects from making the stable their habitat, as it soaks up urine, which in turn reduces the levels of ammonia in the environment. The result is a cleaner, fresher and more hygienic stable.

Both Nedz Original and Nedz Pro utilise a unique blend of Manuka, Cade Oil, Aloe Vera and Silver in the exclusive Natural Nedz formula. Natural Nedz offers anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties. This organic formulation assists in protecting the skin and minimising the risk of hygiene issues by helping kill of bacteria and viruses spread by insects. By using Cade Oil in the bedding insects are discouraged from entering the environment, while the stable remains fresh smelling.

For more information about Nedz visit the website or tel: 01254 677 762.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Spruce up for Spring

With spring finally on the horizon after an exceptionally wet and muddy winter, it is time to embrace a bit of spring cleaning at the yard! During the wintertime, as a result of poor weather, your equine’s stable can often become a dirty and dusty place. So why not use the changing season as inspiration for a spruce up? It can only be beneficial for the health of you and your horse!

A serious spring clean should cover all avenues from removing cobwebs, scrubbing the windows, floor and doors and discarding old, dirty bedding. Why not clear your whole stable of bedding and rubber matting and using a “horse friendly” disinfectant complete a thorough cleanse of your horse’s stable?
After the hard part is over and the cleaning tasks are complete, it is time to prepare a brand new and totally clean bed for your horse or pony! Providing a cleaner, more hygienic environment has many benefits, including; improved respiratory health for yourself and your equine, reduced risk of fungal infection, less chance of harmful mould spores infiltrating the atmosphere and a reduction in the possibility of bacterial infection setting in.

Using Nedz bedding gives horse owners peace of mind that they are providing a bedding which offers a soothing, healthy, non toxic environment, whilst also being virtually dust free, soft, absorbent and biodegradable.

Nedz Original and Nedz Pro both utilise Natural Nedz, a specially designed formula based on Manuka, Aloe Vera and Cade oil – all of which combine to offer anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties. In addition, Nedz Original and Nedz Pro now incorporate Silver, which naturally limits moulds and fungi developing, alongside helping to support the removal of harmful viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The natural healing powers of Silver also help support equine health and strengthen the immune system; offering the perfect way to say goodbye to winter, and start the new season in optimum health.

Nedz Original and Nedz Pro are priced between £6 - £8 per 20kg bale. For more information about Nedz and the health and respiratory related benefits associated with the dust extracted, innovative bedding visit the website or tel: 01254 677 762.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Laminitis management made easier

The spring months can sadly go hand in hand with an increased risk of equine laminitis. The lush spring pasture can bring about this harmful, painful condition providing a real worry for horse owners.

If your horse or pony is affected this season then both the equine diet and the environment in which our equines are kept need to be carefully considered.

In some cases during acute laminitis the equine will require a period of box rest and if an enforced rest phase is necessary it is vital that the environment is as “equine friendly” and as suitable as possible to meet the patient’s needs and offer a place of solace.

Alongside providing fresh water and ample forage, one of the most important factors to consider for your box-resting equine is the bedding you choose. It is essential for the laminitis prone equine to be stabled on good quality, deep and supportive bedding in order to keep painful feet away from uncomfortable, hard surfaces and alleviate any pressure by providing cushioning support.

Nedz Advance is innovative, technologically advanced bedding which combines natural chopped straw with modern technology. Nedz Advance is produced by chopping and grinding the raw material and creating highly absorbent fibres which are then sterilised using steam and treated to control mould and spores, before being pressed into an easy to use pellet form.

With no need to add water Nedz Advance expands into a soft, supportive and dust free bed ideal for those equines being stabled for long periods. When on box rest for extended time the cleanliness and the hygiene of the environment is paramount as wet, damp bedding with increased levels of ammonia can damage the hoof horn and weaken the hoof. Nedz Advance is exceptionally absorbent alleviating these worries while also minimising your time mucking out, and reducing your wasted bedding!
Managing equine laminitis can be stressful and difficult, so make the process of nursing your equine partner back to health a little easier with Nedz Advance. Available in 15kg bags, Nedz Advance is priced around £6.50 - £8.50.

For more information visit or call 01254 677 762 to find your nearest stockist.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Fresh feet for the winter season!

The last few months of winter can really drag on and it can become frustrating for our equines to still be experiencing limited turnout and exercise. Increased stabled time can also lead to a range of health conditions developing, such as thrush caused by standing in wet bedding. At Nedz we think that in the absence of turnout the best thing that horse owners can provide at this challenging time of year is a stable environment that is as comfortable as possible.

Thrush is a common condition in the wintertime, often exacerbated by muddy fields and wet, urine-soaked bedding. The degenerative fungal infection affects the central and collateral grooves of the frog, resulting classically in softening and damage to the soft tissue structures of the foot. Thrush can produce a highly unpleasant odour and discharge from the foot, which can in extreme cases, cause the softened tissue of the frog to rot away.

The most important factor in avoiding winter conditions such as thrush is to keep the stable environment as clean and hygienic as possible. Purchasing a high quality, absorbent bedding is a must, as wet, ammonia saturated bedding not only causes moisture to permeate our equine’s hooves but also leads to increased levels of ammonia in the stable damaging the horn of the hoof and weakening the outer layer of the foot.

Nedz combines the latest innovations and technological advances in bedding with the traditional benefits of straw, providing a soft, comfortable, hygienic and cosy bed. Nedz Original and Nedz Pro both offer chopped straw bedding that is exceptionally absorbent, supportive and dust-free, with the additional benefit of an exclusive treatment called Natural Nedz.

The unique blend of Manuka and Cade Oil in Natural Nedz offers an organic addition to the bedding, which provides anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties. In addition, both Nedz Original and Nedz Pro now offer the healing powers of Silver! The naturally occurring element helps to limit moulds and fungi developing in the bedding and stable environment, while also helping to zap harmful viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. In addition, silver can contribute to supporting the immune system, enabling horses to naturally stand up against infection and winter ailments.

Nedz Original and Nedz Pro are available in 20kg bales, prices start around £6.50 per bale.  For more information about Nedz and the benefits of Silver visit the website or call: 01254 677 762.