Horse owners are often unsure whether germs can multiply in connection with rubber mats in the loosebox due to the multilayer floor structure (rubber mat on concrete). Studies of the German Nürtingen-Geislingen university on the germ load in the loosebox confirm that this concern is unfounded.
The system with rubber mat and reduced bedding resulted in a slight reduction of the germ load. The Nürtingen-Geislingen university concluded from the measurement results that the system with rubber mats in the loosebox even improves the stable hygiene due to the lower amount of organic matter.
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