Bed-Down Excel Plus horse bedding has been developed for competition and performance horses or those that are at risk of or suffer from respiratory conditions. Based on our popular Excel bale, Bed-Down Excel Plus has our unique patented formula Microcote added to help to reduce airborne dust particles.
Microcote has been designed by Bed-Down to lock up any dust produced after the dust extraction process. General day to day wear on any bedding will produce dust but Microcote will significally reduce dust levels in the stable as it “traps” dust particles and prevents them being inhaled by the horse. Microcote is harmless to both horses and humans and does not contravene any Jockey Club regulations.
Bed-Down Excel Plus horse bedding offers the same great benefits as standard Excel. It spreads up to 1/3rd further than an equivalent sized bale of softwood shavings and by chopping the wheat straw Bed-Down Excel Plus is easier to use than traditional baled long straw. Bed-Down Excel Plus horse bedding makes a warm, durable and comfortable bedding for your horse and is great value for you. We also add a pleasant lemon fragrance to act as an effective unappetiser and to help to keep the stable fresh.
Bed-Down Excel Plus is made from sustainable wheat straw and the shavings are a by product of the wood mill industry. Excel Plus degrades in 4-8 months and as it is very absorbent waste is kept to a minimum making your muck heap smaller.
How to use Excel Plus
Bed-Down Excel Plus can be used with rubber matting or conventional stable flooring. It can be mixed in with some other bedding products during the change over period however the full benefits of using Excel Plus will not be experienced until all the old bedding has gone. Excel Plus should be added to the existing bedding by putting it to the outside of the bed and gradually moving the existing bedding into the centre as more Excel Plus is added. Keep adding Excel Plus to the outside of the bed until all the old bedding has been removed. Excel Plus can be mucked out fully daily but for the most economical results follow below:
To Start – use approximately 6 bales (12 x 12 stable) to start the bed. This will make a deep and comfortable bed.
Daily – Remove droppings on a daily basis and tidy bed.
Weekly – Remove the wet patch and top up the bed with fresh Excel Plus. You can easily split a bale of Excel Plus in half by following the instructions on the packaging.