Wood shavings vs straw

Discover the advantages

The correct choice of litter is essential for the good health of the animals, intented for the market, for sport or companionship. An unsuitable litter can trigger problems and diseases and affect their health and production.

When choosing the type of litter you can not disregard some important factors.

By comparing the litter of wood shavings with the most classic, the straw one, it is widely winning the first, because:

Moisture absorption
The absorption of moisture and liquid is widely higher
Moulds production
The size and shape make difficult the attack by moulds
Bad smells
By reducing the binding of ammonia, it limits the formation of unpleasant smells *
Litter ventilation
Thanks to its shape, does not pack such as straw and ensures the ventilation of the litter
The product is completely de-dusted, which is impossible for the straw being hollow inside
Possibility of ingestion
It is less appetizing and easy to ingest than the straw
The comfort due to its softness is unmatched
Shavings compact less than straw, so less substitutions are needed
Hand work
Simple and convenient to install and remove

* After use it is disposed of as a good fertilizer.

Trucioli & derivati

Care and precision in the processing in order to obtain a good litter of wood shavings

Is being used only sheving of beech and fir.

Experience has led to identify in these two lumber thebest quality about absorbency capacity combined with the elasticity of the fiber.

After a careful examination to remove any impurities, the product is de-dusted, divided by size and packed in packs or bags for handling and use.

Wood bedding have great success as equestrian bedding and they have supplanted the straw. The degree of comfort, cleanliness, softness, resistance to wear and separation of liquid that provides the wood shavings far exceeds that of the old litter.

On special occasions, a beautiful white shavings ennobles the box thanks to its white appearance and softness.

Diseases arising from the choice of a poor litter

The animal which is most sensitive to a poor litter is definitely the horse because, unlike farm animals, it remains many years in contact with the litter.

Some diseases that may arise, or be aggravated, due to a poor litter can be:

  • Frog rotting (dirty litter and impregnated with urine)
  • Respiratory disease (allergens contained in the litter and in the hay, wet litter)
  • Hoof abscesses (muddy pasture, dirty litter and wet)

A shavings litter allows the horse to be stationed and rest on a clean, soft area. Unlike the straw, the horse is not encouraged to eat the chips. The shavings litter is not compacted such as straw and keeps a correct degree of humidity which maintains the hooves healthy and elastic.

The poultry industry, too, takes full advantage of a litter in shavings, because:

  • It absorbs the manure's moisture
  • It reduces the contact with the manure
  • Effectively isolates the chickens from the ground

100 kg of chip absorb about 265 litres of liquid, but the thickness of bedding is very important.

A too thin litter may put the animal in touch with the floor, with the risk of intestinal upset and diarrhea.

The height of a bedding should not be less than 10cm.


Different packing methods: Bag, pack, eur pallet

We deliver strictly observing the terms of delivery.

Trasporto Sacco - Trucioli & derivati

Size: 15x40x60cm
Volume: 180 l

Trasporto Pack - Trucioli & derivati

Size: 42x40x60cm
Volume: 500 l
Weight: 18 - 20 kg

Trasporto Pallet - Trucioli & derivati
EUR pallet

EUR pallet: 80x120cm
Pack: 27
Bags: 85

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