In order to properly use wood shavings for your horse’s bedding, there are a few things to consider. You’ll need to decide which size flake will best suit your needs, how you plan to dispose of the bedding after the fact, the quality of the wood shavings you select, and how to put the wood shavings in place. (more…)
There are a number of options for animal bedding that you can choose from, each with advantages and disadvantages. To provide bedding for a horse’s stall, wood shavings have quite a few benefits that make it a superior choice in many cases. Although there are various tree species being used for wood shavings, if you are looking for horse bedding, your best option is pine wood shavings. Not only does pine smell wonderfully aromatic thanks to natural odour-absorbing oils, but it is also antibacterial and has ammonia-reducing properties. Other species also have benefits, but one you want to completely avoid is black walnut, as it can cause laminitis in horses. Cedar is also not recommended because it doesn’t decompose easily, and some horses may have skin sensitivity to it. (more…)
Tembec Inc., citing weakness in the North American softwood lumber market and high wood costs, is indefinitely suspending operations at its sawmill in Senneterre, Que., putting 148 employees out of…
Check out this interesting article from thehorse.com http://www.thehorse.com/articles/36730/does-your-horse-need-rest-give-him-more-bedded-space
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