Key Benefits of Equine Pro
PelletBeds ‘Equine Pro’ – is pellet bedding made specifically for horses from natural British miscanthus straw.
Equine Pro is the most absorbent pellet bedding available, offering over 3x the absorbency of wood shavings whilst containing approx 20% dust.
As the pellets are made from long miscanthus fibre’s they will expand to create an ultra absorbent natural bed which is easy to maintain and long lasting.
During our unique manufacturing process, miscanthus is heat treated, then protected with ‘Protek’ a revolutionary anti-bacterial treatment prior to being bagged into 15kg and 1000kg bags.
Protek EnviroCair Veterinary concentrate is DEFRA approved and AHVLA tested and is proven to kill 99.999% of bacteria, virus and fungi for up to 14 days, keeping your equine bed healthy and hygienic. Protek is fully approved for competition horses.
PelletBeds are manufactured in the UK from locally sourced straw which ensures full traceability and the highest quality. We do not sell fuel pellets or imported pellets, which can be dusty and may contain additives that are harmful to animals.
- 6mm miscanthus pellet granules – increased surface area
- soft, porous & ultra absorbent – ~ 2x wood pellet; 3x shavings
- clumping – produces less compact & more aerated bed which is easier to work
- 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
- 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.