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Now you know that Airlite is the Healthiest bedding for your animals, your barn and Your health, so where to get it? Below is a listing of where to get Airlite from re-sellers by state. If we do not have a re-seller near you, don’t sweat it, give us a call and let us know and we will work it out with a feed store near you or we can ship farm direct for orders over a certain quantity. Give us a call to see just how right Airlite it is for your barn. It will dramatically change the air quality in your Happy Place!
Helena Hardware – Helena, AL – 256-496-2009
Valley Feed and Landscape – Decatur, AL – 256-353-6721
Pastorino Hay and Ranch Supply, Inc. – Half Moon Bay, CA – 650-726-6155
Danbury Agway – Danbury, CT – 203-743-7500
Benedicts Home and Garden – Monroe, CT – 203-268-2537
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The University of Vermont tested water absorbency rates of cardboard bedding at four to six times greater than dry sawdust and ten times greater than straw or hay. (click chart)
Colorado State University Department of Animal Science’s study of cardboard versus sawdust as bedding for horses concluded that “cardboard bedding was more absorbent, had a cleaner appearance and had lower aerial ammonia levels than the sawdust bedding.”
A University of Florida Horse Research Center study comparing cardboard bedding material against straw and wood shavings stated, “The horses on straw required an average of 17.9 lbs. per day. Those on wood shavings required 39.5 lbs. per day, while those on cardboard required only 12.2 lbs. per day.”
The University of Delaware in conjunction with The University of Florida showed that cardboard bedding had much lower ammonia levels than straw or pine shavings. (click chart) [ … ]
More about Dust
Do you know how harmful dust really is? Have you ever read or researched what dust can do to both humans and horses? AIRLITE™ is designed to eliminate dust and particles that are harmful and protect both the horse and rider.
Take a look below! We hope you find this information useful!
Kentucky Equine Research Center Archives: Small Airway Disease & Equine Respiratory Health
“During competition, the horse’s lungs move over 2,250 liters of air per minute […]even a small increase in the amounts of mucus in the airways & minor degrees of airway thickening in the airway lining will adversely affect performance”.
PENN State-College of Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Research: Riding Arena Footing Materials Selection & Management – Page 8—-Dust Management
“Most arena, stall and barn environments are plagued with dust problems. Dust causes eye and nose irritations and contributes to respiratory damage in both horse and rider. It is estimated that an idle horse inhales 16 gallons of air [ … ]
Here is what Auburn University has to say about using Airlite for foaling.
“We used Airlite bedding exclusively for all of our foaling mares this past breeding season. Previously we had used straw or a combination of straw and shavings. We found the Airlite bedding far superior to either of these other types of bedding. The Airlite bedding did an excellent job at absorbing fluids especially around the time of foaling. The fluids associated with the birthing process can make the stall floor slippery for the foal’s first attempt to stand. The Airlite bedding did a spectacular job absorbing these fluids rapidly, thus making the stall floor safe for the foal.
Additionally, the Airlite was superior for foals who spend a lot of time laying on the bedding. It is less dusty and therefore better for young lungs, absorbs urine well, and does not cause harm to the foal’s eyes that can [ … ]