Strawluxe pellet horse bedding comes from cereals grown on Italian fields and processed by Gruppo Carli premises in Italy.
Hard and soft wheat, spelt and barley are cultivated with no use of chemical fertilizers, pesticide treat–ments and irrigation.
Carli Strawluxe bedding is completely natural and mechanically processed only: the cutting, the chopping and the compression into pellets involves no additives or other substances.
Dusting prior to packaging makes the product ideal for allergic horses or ones having respiratory problems. It is used as a natural, safe and eco-sustainable bedding for all equids. Thanks to its 4,5 lt/kg absorption capacity, Carli Strawluxe pellet captures liquids, granting horses maximum comfort.
Strawluxe bedding by Gruppo Carli meets all the requirements of the ideal bedding, such as:
- Absorption capacity for water and urine;
- Non-toxic ingredients;
- Absence of odors, dust and/or allergens;
- Ease of storage;
- Ease of handling;
- Suitable for compost.
Instructions for use
1. Replacing the old bedding
It is important to accustom gradually the horse to the new bedding: during daily cleaning, integrate the old bedding with small quantities of Strawluxe pellet until it is completely replaced, normally within 7 to 10 days.
2. New bedding
Distribute approximately 3-6 kg of Carli Strawluxe pellet per sq.m. (the quantity proposed is indicative, it must be adapted to one’s case).
During daily cleaning remove only the dirt and the wet part and add new product as needed.
After 30-40 days remove completely the box, clean the floor, leave the stall open to dry then sprinkle the Strawluxe pellet over the entire floor. Leave the box open for about half an hour to allow the dust to settle before returning to the horse the clean box.
Straw pellets are considered, as well as peat, the best material for horse bedding (*), both in relation to its absorption capacity (4.5 liters per kg) and to the absence of dust. Generally, horses do not eat straw in pellet form, as they could do instead with traditional straw, and even if it happens it implies no side effects (on the contrary, it is extremely risky to put at their disposal paper of wood).
(*) “Bedding choices for horses – an overview” by Markku Saastamoinen, MTT Animal Production Research, Equines, Ypäjä Finland.
Freely disposable, Carli Strawluxe can rapidly be transformed into compost, which has no impact on the environment.
“Bedding choices for horses – an overview.” Markku Saastamoinen.
MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Animal Production Research, Equines, Opistontie 10 a 1, FI32100 Ypäjä, Finland.“Housing and management of horses in Nordic and Baltic climates” NJF seminar nr. 437, 6.-7.June 2011, Iceland.