BEDDING FOR HORSES
About Blå Spanvall
Historically, the coarse shavings originate from Sweden, where the coarsest shavings have always been used as bedding in horse stalls. The shavings are manufactured from soft, quality softwood shavings which have been heat-treated. Their coarse structure makes the shavings particularly well-suited for horses, as the shavings are free of pointy objects which may be trapped in and irritate the sulcus and the high absorbency of the shavings lessen the risk of sulcus thrush.
Coarse shavings are the equestrian’s absolute first choice in bedding. At Spanvall, we call our coarse shavings BLÅ Spanvall, and these shavings are widely used, including as deep bedding for cattle. However, they are especially well-suited for horses and poultry. Using coarse shavings gives you an airier and, thus, bouncier base for your horses. When applying Spanvall shavings, you create and discover a brighter and more welcoming stable environment, and the stall will look nice.
Application of Blå Spanvall
Clean the stall and, on first use in a standard, approximately 12m2 stall, distribute three to six bales evenly in each stall. Remove horse droppings on a daily basis and wet stains as required and, in the case of horse stalls, supplement the bedding with approximately one bale per stall per week.
• High absorbency
• Less dung heap
• Bright and soft surface layer
23 kg +/- 10 percent
21 bales per pallet
About Spanvall Elite Bedding
Spanvall Elite Bedding is of extremely high absorbency and goes a long way. It is therefore the cheapest alternative to straw and is very easy to work with. Spanvall Elite Bedding is a mix of wood shavings and peat. The particle size is uniquely compounded and sifted multiple times to achieve optimum absorbency. The product provides you with the best from both the peat and the shavings.
Application of Elite Bedding
On first use in a standard, approximately 12m2 stall, distribute six to eight bales evenly in each stall. Remove horse droppings on a daily basis and wet stains as required and supplement. Maintenance: When used for horses, approximately one bale per stall per week.
• 100 percent dust-free
• Low price per kg compared to e.g. cut straw
• Very high absorbency
• Very good and gentle to the horse’s hooves
• No thrush, but very healthy hooves
• Approved as organic bedding
• Super-easy handling
• Time-saving in the daily care for stalls
• Minimal dung heap
• Bright and welcoming bedding
• High humous content when used to fertilise gardens or fields
• The unique composition and intended moisture content ensures optimum uniformity and high absorbency immediately on the bedding product being distributed in the stalls.
22 kg +/- 10 percent
27 bales per pallet
Shavings mixed with peat
About Spanvall Peat
Peat has a very high absorbency and goes a long way. The low pH-value of the peat is gentle on the hooves of the horse and, thus, reduces the occurrence of sulcus thrush while also fixing the smell of ammonia. This provides an improved stable climate without dust and odour nuisances. The horse stands on a dry, stable, and springy base. Peat may be combined with all other types of bedding – as the base of a straw-covered stall or topping a base of wooden pellets or shavings – as this provides the stall with a lighter and brighter look. The peat bedding also works well as a deep bedding for cattle, as it forms a firm, springy and heat-insulating base.
Application of Peat bedding
Clean the stall
On first use in a standard, approximately 12m2 stall, distribute seven to nine bales evenly in each stall. Aerate for easier handling and water if very dry.
Remove horse droppings on a daily basis and wet stains as required. Maintenance: Approximately one bale per stall per week. Note that the base bedding may be left for six to twelve months.
• High absorbency, up to ten times its own weight at 35 percent humidity
• Firm, springy and heat-insulating base
• Gentle on the horse’s hooves
• Fixes ammonia
• Minimal consumption, as the peat does not often need replacing
• Less requirement for additional treatment and less space required for storage and dung heap
• Quickly composted into valuable garden compost
• Good stable climate for animals and people
• Good for horses suffering from allergies
35 kg +/- 10 percent
18 bales per pallet
100 percent unmixed peat
About Wood pellets
Wooden pellets may be used for both stoking and bedding. The wooden pellets are manufactured from 100 percent clean wood. Foreign substances have been removed. When used as bedding in the stall, the wooden pellets are crushed, which forms a soft and bouncy base. Mucking is easy, as the unused wooden pellets fall away, which means that only the dirty bedding is removed.
Clean the stall.
On first use in a standard, approximately 12m2 stall, distribute six to eight bags evenly in each stall.
Remove horse droppings on a daily basis and wet stains as required, then supplement the bedding.
Maintenance: Approximately one bag per stall per week.
Minimal dung heap
Bright and welcoming bedding
per bag 16 kg
56 bags per pallet
Material: clean shavings and sawdust