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horse bedding materials for horse shelter

horse bedding materials for horse shelter

2020-07-22



Along the way, Desing livestock equipment factory has visited dozens of horse farms and many stables. 

There are many problems in bedding materials, some of which are not used at all, some with little or no use, and some with no use at all.


The main word is "province".

Would you believe it if you were told that it's cheaper to lay thick than to lay thin?


Like people, horses like to live comfortably in its horse house.

A safe and soothing environment of horse house allows horse to relax and rest from the encroachment of the natural environment and predators.


Most horses now live in cold, hard buildings called horse stables, which, despite their convenience, cause problems for horses and their owners:  horses eat, rest, sleep and defecate in this limited single horse stable room.


The more time spent in horse stable, the more waste will accumulate on the ground.

Therefore, for the welfare of horse, you must provide safe and healthy housing regarding horse stable.



Horse barn shelters protect horses in several different ways


First, the padding for horse house is a comfortable cushion that provides a cushion for horse's legs.

You don't have to stand on hard concrete anymore, you can stand comfortably.


The padding also acts as a mattress in horse house, allowing horse to lie down for a long time to relieve the weight on the legs and feet.

Moreover, when horse lies down and stands up, the soft surface of the pad reduces friction and protects the hock or elbow from abrasions.


Padding of horse house functions as a barrier for horse also.

In autumn and winter, the temperature on the horse stable floor is significantly lower than horse's body, and the cool air from the soles of the feet can make horse feel even colder.


In this case, the thick bedding placed in horse house is the barrier between the cold ground and horse.

The padding around the stable can be thickened to help horse curl up against the wall against the cold.



Pads in horse stable can absorb urine and other water and provide a healthy environment for horse by regularly removing the soggy pads.


A dry, soft ground, rather than a cold, wet, flat, hard ground in horse stable, prevents skidding injuries and makes the horse stand more firmly.


But if the excrement is not cleaned promptly, ammonia in the urine will corrode the hooves and horns, and the hoof in horse house will be covered with ammonia-soaked bedding, leading to hoof gangrene. 


Bedding for horse house also absorbs gases such as ammonia, feces and organic matter in bedding can produce a lot of bacteria, and timely cleaning of stables can greatly reduce the amount of bacteria on the ground.

Finally, the bedding for horse stable should be kept clean. A thick layer of bedding in horse house prevents horse from getting dirt and dust.


Bedding selection for horse stable is not a simple choice.

This may depend on many factors, including cost, transportation, storage, handling, and individuals.



The choice of bedding for horse stable should be based on your horse's needs and your own, taking into account the following points and suggestions is recommended from Desing livestock equipment factory.  


Affordability -- How much do you want to spend?

Some products may be expensive at first, but in the long run, they can save money.

Calculate how much it will initially cost to fill the barn, then consider how much bedding you will need to add to the routine maintenance for horse stable.


Consider the health of horse, especially its breathing.

You may need to consult your veterinarian to choose the right bedding for your horse stable.

The bedding you use must ensure that horse breathes healthily and eats safely.


Some bedding for horse house can increase the amount of dust in the air and cause breathing problems, and some horses may be allergic to certain plant ingredients.

If your horse has a mat habit, you need to look for non-toxic, bitter ones to get rid of this bad habit.


Consider how to handle dirty bedding and choose a type that you can easily handle.


Considering the ventilation and temperature of your stable, thicker cushions will make your horse feel warmer. Some brands of horse MATS provide insulation.


If your horse is sick or injured or is pregnant and has a foal, you may need additional protection, such as rubber beddings and wall mats

If the foal is about to be born, choose straw or bedding that will not interfere with the foal's first breath.

Newborn foals can easily inhale sawdust and stick to the wet muzzle of pony.


More info about horse equipment, contact Desing, China best livestock handling equipment manufacturer.



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