What kind of bedding is more suitable for horses’ stabling and why?

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Bedding is used to absorb moisture, provides cushioning for horses to stand up and lie down and helps prevent bruising and injury to knees, hocks and elbows. Hunter and Houpt (1989), found that horses did not lie down on concrete without bedding. Performance may be influenced by sleep deprivation (Sprayberry and Robinson 2015).   Straw is the traditional form of equine bedding. Horses show a preference for lying down in straw; (Mills, Eckley and Cooper 2000) however straw has the highest...
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