MAIN PAGE
EQUINE REPRODUCTION ARTICLES
SHORT COURSES
OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM EQUINE-REPRODUCTION.COM
FROZEN SEMEN STALLIONS
CERTIFIED SEMEN FREEZING LOCATIONS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION SUPPLIES
EQUINE REPRODUCTION BOOKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION LINKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION E-MAIL LIST
EASILY CALCULATE THE CORRECT VOLUME OF SEMEN AND EXTENDER TO SHIP OR USE ON FARM!
EQUINE REPRODUCTION BULLETIN BOARD
SITE MAP OF EQUINE-REPRODUCTION.COM
CONTACT US

horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
Go to the articles page
 
Equine-Reproduction.com Bulletin Board
 
Topics Page Topics Page Register for a new account Register Edit Profile Profile Log Out Log Out Help/Instructions Help    
New Posts New Posts Last 1|3|7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  
Posting is restricted to registered board members only to prevent spamming of the board. We regret the necessity of this action, but hope you will appreciate the importance of the integrity of the board. Registration is free and information provided during the process will not be submitted to third parties.

Bedding Question for Preggers Mare

Equine-Reproduction.com Bulletin Board » General Mare Questions - Volume 2 » Bedding Question for Preggers Mare « Previous Next »


Author Message
 

Sherri Baker
Weanling
Username: Sherrib

Post Number: 22
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 01:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So apparently with the logging industry not doing so well, there is a shortage of pine shavings in my area, so I found a place where I can get Fir tree shavings but they are a little coarse, I am going to get straw for the foaling, but in the meantime what do you think of Fir shavings? I know cedar is not good.... anyone?
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 1259
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i wouldn't think fir would be much different than cedar. I myself, would rather have them on a bare stall floor...we have an enclosed barn, and don't worry about warmth much. UP there in Canada, though, I'd probably worry about it! LOL depending on what the differences are in the fir shavings (i don't know, it might be ok, maybe not) I'd consider using straw now...not just at foaling time.
 

Sherri Baker
Weanling
Username: Sherrib

Post Number: 23
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 08:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well I have a stallion and 2 other show horses that are in the barn too, and straw is hard to come by too, I am on a list for some that is supposed to come in from Saskachewan this fall, but I am hoping it will be here in time for foaling, if not I will have to use hay, but I am trying to find a safe bedding for all of them, and it gets really really friggen cold here we get at least a week where the temp is minus 30 not looking forward to that... but humm ok, anyone else have any experience with types of bedding that I could use in place of pine shavings but safe for the mare and foal because they will be living in the barn for most of the winter except when the weather is ok for the foal to go out we had close to 3 feet of snow in our pastures last year...
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 1264
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 08:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wow, i just don't know, i guess it's one of those instances where you've just gotta "do whatever you can"....I've used hay before...



Please note that opinions, product information, advice or suggestions posted on this bulletin board are not necessarily those of the management at Equine-Reproduction.com nor does the maintenance of the post position indicate an implicit or any endorsement of that information, opinion or product.

Further, although we have the greatest respect for the posters offering assistance here, you are advised to seek a consultation with your veterinarian prior to using information obtained from this board if it is of a veterinary nature.

Proud to be sponsored and supported by:
IMV Technologies - makers of Equine AI Equipment
Equine A.I. Equipment Supplies
Universal Medical Systems Ultrasounds
For your Veterinary Ultrasounding Needs
Hamilton Research Inc - Home of the Equitainer
Hamilton Research Inc - Home of the Equitainer
Exodus Breeders Supply - Your one-stop shop for all your reproductive needs!
Exodus Breeders Supply
Har-Vet: An Industry Leader in Equine Veterinary Products
An Industry Leader in Equine Veterinary Products!
Reproduction Resources: Specializing in Artificial Breeding and Embryo Transfer Supplies
Specializing in Artificial Breeding and ET Supplies
BET Pharm: Your Compounding Pharmacy for Reproductive Needs!
Your Compounding Pharmacy for Reproductive Needs!
www.SemenTanks.com - Quality Tanks at Competitive Prices!
Quality Tanks at Competitive Prices!
J.L. Smith Co. - Safe, affordable breeding stocks!
Safe, affordable breeding stocks!
  International Veterinary Information Service
International Veterinary Information Service
 

MAIN PAGE | INFORMATIONAL ARTICLES | SHORTCOURSES | SERVICES
FROZEN STALLIONS | FREEZING LOCATIONS | SUPPLIES | BOOKS | LINKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION E-MAIL LIST | SEMEN CALCULATOR | BULLETIN BOARD
SITEMAP | CONTACT US