Bed-Down Premium 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 Pure Shavings bale, Bed-Down Premium 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.
As well as Microcote to further ensure your horse’s respiratory health Bed-Down Premium Plus undergoes our unique, multiple dust extraction process, EASY BREATHE™, to ensure that Bed-Down Premium Plus always contains clean, soft and absorbent shavings which offer great value. Bed-Down Premium Plus is also naturally unpalatable making them suitable for horses on a restricted diet. We also add a pleasant fragrance to help to keep the stable fresh.
Shavings are a by product of the wood mill industry and will degrade in 4-8 months. As they are very absorbent waste is kept to a minimum making your muck heap smaller.
How to use Premium Plus
Bed-Down Premium Plus can be used with rubber matting or conventional stable flooring. They can be mixed in with some other bedding products however the full benefits of using Premium Plus will not be experienced until all the old bedding has gone. Premium 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 Premium Plus is added. Keep adding Premium Plus to the outside of the bed until all the old bedding has been removed. Premium Plus can be mucked out fully daily but for the most economical results follow the method 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 wet patches and top up the bed with fresh Premium Plus. You can easily split a bale of Premium Plus in half by following the instructions on the packaging.