Pros and Cons of Straw Bedding

Updated September 25, 2023

In this excerpt from an episode of Ask the Vet, Dr. Gray answers a viewer question about the benefits and drawbacks of straw bedding in a horse’s stall. She touches on the different types of bedding, what some researchers do with straw bedding, and other considerations for materials to use as bedding in your horse’s stall.

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