Dust of 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, Nedz Pro and Nedz Advance 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, Nedz Pro and Nedz Advance is treated with our exclusive Natural Nedz formula 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.