Key Benefits of Equine Pro
PelletBeds ‘Equine Pro’ – is made from natural British Miscanthus straw which is chopped, sterilized then compacted into short, soft 6mm pellets
It the most absorbent bedding available on the market, offering over 3x the absorbency of wood shavings and 2x wood pellets. Equine Pro is semi-clumping in behaviour making removal of urine easy.
Equine Pro pellets expand to create a natural bed which is easy to maintain and long lasting. Unlike straw or wood pellet bedding it will not compact allowing the bed to remain aerated, dry and easy to work. It will also not compact in hoof frog allowing the hoof to remain healthy.
We recommend using our Equine Pro pellets to maintain beds that have been started on our Equine Max Straw Pellet Bedding.
- 6mm miscanthus pellet granules – increased surface area
- soft, porous & ultra absorbent – ~ 2x wood pellet; 3x shavings
- non-compacting – maintains hoof health and making bed easy to work
- clumping – makes removal of urine easier
- creates a healthy stable environment – minimising flies
- longer lasting – open & expand gradually to give long lasting absorbency
- anti-bacterial – protected with Protek Equine Anti-Bacterial treatment
- long fibres (~10x wood pellets) produces minimal dust
- can be mixed with other beddings to increase absorbency, reduce bedding use & mucking out time
- light beige in colour with neutral smell
- high thermal capacity, insulating the stable floor
- 100% British Miscanthus – fully traceable
- eco-friendly – composts quickly & soil friendly
PelletBeds are the most absorbent pellet bedding available, offering up to 2x the absorbency of wood pellets whilst containing ~ 20% LESS dust than wood shavings.
Miscanthus Horse Bedding Compares Well to Alternatives – 2016
Traditionally horses are bedded on straw. However, other bedding materials may perform better than straw with respect to hygiene and labour requirements. The objective of this study is to compare various alternative bedding materials, in particular miscanthus, with straw and to elaborate recommendations for their optimal use. For this purpose a field trial was performed in a horse stable with four different bedding materials, namely wood chips, miscanthus chips, miscanthus pellets and straw. Operation time and costs were recorded. The water-holding and ammonium absorption capacity of the bedding material was measured in a laboratory analysis.
The amount of material and time required for handling and transporting bedding material and manure are lowest for miscanthus because of its high water- and ammonia-binding capacity.
It is concluded that miscanthus bedding can be recommended for professional equestrian sport, which would benefit from the short time frame required for mucking out and the better health of the horses. Respiratory diseases and allergic reactions of horses can be reduced by the low dust emissions and high water- and ammonia-holding capacity of miscanthus. Miscanthus bedding is also of interest for horse farms with limited manure storage and disposal opportunities, which is often the case for farms in urban areas.