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Benefits of Properly Using Wood Shavings for Animal Bedding

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If you're a livestock owner seeking the highest quality wood shavings products for your animals, then you’re in the right spot. This blog post highlights the advantages of properly using wood shavings for animal bedding and why Klassen Wood Company is the go-to choice for conscientious livestock owners. The Importance of Correctly Using Wood Shavings Animal Bedding Understanding the right way to use wood shavings for animal bedding can make the product last longer and work better. Let's take a look at the main

Keep Kids Safe from Playscape Injuries with EWF

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Playscapes, also known as playgrounds, provide opportunities for children to engage in active play, enhancing motor skills, coordination, and balance. Unfortunately, these spaces also have an inherent risk of injury due to falls. To mitigate these risks, playground designers and operators have turned to engineered wood fibre (EWF) as a safe alternative to traditional surfaces. What Is Engineered Wood Fibre? Engineered wood fibre is a specially designed surface material that provides a safe, impact-absorbing cushioning effect. It also offers traction and drainage to reduce

Types of Horse Bedding: Pros & Cons

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Are you familiar with the various horse bedding options available for purchase? Among the most popular choices, six types stand out: straw, wood shavings, shredded wood, flax and hemp, paper and cardboard and rubber matting. While each bedding type has advantages and disadvantages, we'll specifically focus on the pros and cons of using wood shavings as horse bedding.   Pros of Wood Shavings for Horse Bedding Wood shavings, commonly known as "shavings," are widely preferred as horse bedding due to several advantages. Here are

Why Is My Horse Eating Wood Shavings Used for His Bedding?

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As an experienced livestock owner, you may have encountered the perplexing behaviour of your horse nibbling on the wood shavings used for bedding. While it may leave you scratching your head, this peculiar habit is not uncommon among horses. Wood shavings are commonly used for horse bedding due to their absorbency, cushioning properties and odor-trapping capability. However, some horses chew on these shavings, a habit that can cause their owners concern. There are several reasons your horse might like to chew wood shavings. Let's

What is the difference between screened and unscreened wood shavings?

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When it comes to creating a warm, comfortable living environment for your livestock, wood shavings are the way to go. However, when shopping around, you’ll likely come across two kinds – screened and unscreened wood shavings. If you’re a livestock owner in this position and are uncertain about the difference between the two and which option is the best for your livestock, keep reading to learn the answers.   Wood Shavings: Unscreened vs. Screened Unscreened shavings are wood shavings that come straight from the

How to Choose Wood Shavings for Your Horse

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As a horse owner, you only want what’s best for your animals. From feeding them the highest-quality feed to giving them plenty of exercise and creating a warm, comfortable and hygienic sleep environment, these are just a few ways to pamper your horses. When using wood shavings as bedding, it’s important to understand that not all wood products are created equal. Certain types of wood shavings are better than others. In this article, we will explain the different types of wood shavings for horses

What Are Dust-Free Wood Shavings?

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When it comes to creating a comfortable, hygienic environment for your livestock, wood shavings are the go-to option for many farmers and animal owners. However, not all animal shavings are created equal. Dust-free wood shavings are far superior to other options available and should always be your product of choice. In this article, we explain what dust-free shavings are and why you should consider them for your animals.   Dust-Free Wood Shavings, Explained Dust-free wood shavings are exactly what the name suggests – animal

How Long Does It Take for Wood Shavings to Decompose?

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Have you ever tried to compost wood shavings? Composted wood shavings turn into a rich, nutritious, organic growing medium for your garden. Wood shavings are an essential addition to any compost pile because they are a great source of carbon. Furthermore, their coarse texture prevents the pile from compacting, which encourages air and water to flow freely. However, you may be disappointed by how slow the process is. How Long Does It Take for Wood Shavings to Decompose? The natural decomposition of wood shavings

Horse Bedding Properties You Should Consider


As a horse owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your horses are healthy, comfortable and safe. One critical and often overlooked way to guarantee that your horses live long and healthy lives is to provide the best living conditions possible, including selecting appropriate horse bedding. There are numerous options, but some of the available bedding materials are not ideal. Be sure to evaluate all the options to choose the right bedding for your horses. Factors to Consider When Selecting Horse Bedding Here are

Horse Bedding Issues You Need to Monitor

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Finding comfortable bedding, while important, is not all you need to think about when choosing the best bedding for your horse. Some issues may affect your horse’s well-being if you don’t monitor the bedding regularly. Here are some common problems you can prevent by keeping an eye on your horse’s bedding: Too Much Dust Excessive dust in the bedding can irritate your horse’s respiratory tract. It can also exacerbate existing allergies and respiratory illnesses among horses and the people around them. You can avoid