Independent scientific studies

Two studies of Nürtingen University (Germany), faculty of equine management, did research on different aspects of rubber mats in horses´looseboxes:

  • How do the horses react on the new horse mat system?
  • How big are the savings on bedding and working time?
  • How big is the cost advantage through rubber mats in looseboxes?

 

Straw mattress and rubber mat in comparison

Straw mattress and rubber mat in comparison

The questions of this study were:

  • How do horses accept the rubber flooring with little bedding?
  • How does the lying behaviour develop?
  • Which deformation and littering height do the loosebox systems show?
Soft rubber mats with reduced need for bedding

Soft rubber mats with reduced need for bedding

This study dealed with loosebox management and compared the commonly practiced full bed system to rubber mats.

The questions were: working hours for maintenance of the loose box, savings on bedding and cost advantage as well as air quality and hygiene.

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