Category: Proteq Equine Bedding

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May 2nd, 2015 by menken

After the massive big storms that came through SE Queensland this week there are many people cleaning up their properties today.

Did you know that you can use Proteq Equine Bedding to soak up water from the floor of a shelter or stable?

Normally when you start a stable you will need to add approx. 9 liters of water to each bag of Proteq to make the pellets swell and turn into fluffy sawdust. Proteq swells up to three times the volume of the pellets.


Adding water turns the proteq pellets into a soft and cushioning stable bedding.

So why not use the rain water or soaked layer to provide the water instead?

Simply tip the bags of Proteq on the wet floor and wait an hour or so. After that time you can see what the effect has been and make a decision if you need to add more water to the bedding.

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February 3rd, 2015 by menken

Proteq Equine Bedding

Proteq Equine Bedding

As you might expect, Proteq Equine Bedding is usually sold to horse owners.

Equine bedding is designed for stables and shelters that need to stay clean and dry. The bedding is made from Pine Wood from Queensland which is turned into a pressed pellet with approx. 8% moisture.

Heat treatment of 100% natural pine removes tars, oils, hydrocarbons and other potential allergens. This results in a clean, pest free bedding which reduces ammonia levels in stabled environments eliminating bad odours and reducing respiratory issues. Additional dust screening significantly helps reduce triggers in respiratory sensitive horses whilst preventing problems beginning in others. (source: proteq Website)

However, we recently discovered that there is another market for Proteq: CAT OWNERS.

Proteq bedding is used by discerning cat show people as their product of choice for the kitty litter. Because Proteq has such a low moisture content, it fluffs up into freshly pine smelling sawdust when it gets wet.

Soggy spots turn into clumps that can easily be removed for disposal. Added benefit is the low dust component and the fact that this litter is 100% natural without any added chemicals or clay. The natural solution that both you and your cat will enjoy.


How is Proteq bedding used for cats?

1. Clean out your entire kitty litter tray.

2. Fill the tray with the proteq pellets – do NOT add water!

3. Use as per normal

When the pellets get wet, they will fluff up into a soft sawdust. When you use a double tray it means that the sawdust will drop to the bottom of the tray.

If you use a single tray, you can scoop the wet sawdust from the litter tray (the wet sawdust clumps up).

Feedback from cat owners is that they are mostly surprised about the smell of the litter tray. The natural wood pellets give off a wonderful pine smell when the moisture activates the pellets, masking the ammonia smell of cat urine.

Product information:

Proteq Bedding is made from renewable planation timber that is 100% Bio-degradable. It has a very pleasant Pine scent.

Proteq Equine bedding used as kitty litter

Proteq pellets before adding water

When used as kitty litter it is;

  • Fast Acting
  • Highly absorbent
  • Eco friendly & Bio-degradable
  • Long Lasting
  • Australia Made

Proteq smells great with a fresh Pine scent. The naturally occuring anti-bacterial oils in the wood can faster on odour, inhibiting the growth of bacteria which causes the ammonia smell.

Try Proteq Equine Bedding now: 15kg bag starts at $14 ( BUY HERE )


Proteq bedding after water was added to the pellets


Pickup from our Dayboro warehouse only – we don’t ship, however we deliver by prior arrangement to the Northern suburbs of Brisbane.

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Proteq Equine Bedding
February 3rd, 2015 by menken

Although we love the rain in Queensland as it turned our crisp brown paddocks into lovely green pasture, the downside of all this rain is that most of us are battling large wet sloppy piles of sawdust. Nothing beats that smell of freshly delivered sawdust – and you try to keep it dry by covering it with tarps or even create nifty roofing systems to go over the sawdust to keep it dry.

fresh dry sawdust

The reason is easy: wet sawdust doesn’t absorb any more moisture so it’s pretty much useless in the stables. In addition to the annoyance factor, it also poses a health risk due to mould and bacteria growth in the sawdust. Adding this to your horse stable increases the risk of respiratory disease and overall health issues. But even when you manage to keep your sawdust pile reasonably dry, it still means you need to brave the elements to push your wheelbarrow through the rain to fill it up with sawdust. Either way it’s a wet and dirty job…

Proteq Equine Bedding


Proteq equine bedding available at Horses-Store

Proteq Equine bedding can be stored inside

For the past year we have been using Proteq Equine bedding and absolutely love this product. It’s easy to store as it comes in 15kg bags. You can stack the bags in your stable, feedroom or tack room where the content stays dry.

No more pushing wheelbarrows through the rain to a mushy, sloppy pile of sawdust! Just keep everything in your working area – this saves you so much time… The bedding is sawdust in a pellet form, which means you need to add water to make the pellets expand into fluffy sawdust. The sawdust has been kiln dried to make sure there are no nasties left in the wood. All bacteria and germs have been killed during the kiln drying process, which brings the moisture content down to around 8% making the sawdust super absorbent in the stable.

Proteq Equine Bedding

You need to add water after adding it to your stable bedding.


You can buy Proteq at your local produce store, or when you’re in the Dayboro area (near Samford and Petrie in SE Queensland), you can pick it up from the Horses-store warehouse.

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January 13th, 2015 by menken

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June 26th, 2014 by menken

Did you know that there is only 3 degrees of separation between YOU and Melbourne Cup winning trainer Mark Kavanagh?

step 1: YOU purchase your Proteq Equine bedding from Horses-Store and pick it up from our stable doors in Dayboro, QLD

step 2: Proteq Equine Bedding is used by many professional trainers, and is supplied across Queensland, NSW, VIC, ACT and TAS

Step 3: Mark Kavanagh uses Proteq Equine Bedding in his racing stables to give these performers the best possible bedding.


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June 23rd, 2014 by menken

When you have horses, you also have to deal with the manure… Some people pack it in bags to sell on the side of the street. Some people use it in their gardens. Other people use composting techniques to turns plan manure into black gold!

Our dog decided that the best thing to use horse manure for is… well, see for yourself:

Since we started using Proteq Equine Bedding, our manure pile is getting smaller and smaller.. between 2 stables, I only have 3/4 of a wheelbarrow of manure & bedding each day.That is such a difference from what it used to be!


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The result of cleaning two stables

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June 6th, 2014 by menken

Factors in Choosing Bedding

Good managers need to ask themselves some additional questions prior to choosing bedding. These include:

  • What health concerns are involved with each type of bedding?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of bedding you are considering?
  • What is the availability of these products where you live?
  • Are you willing to pay more to have a certain type of bedding shipped?
  • Where will bedding be stored?
  • How will you dispose of bedding; are there any regulations on disposal in your area?
  • Will the type of bedding you choose work with your stall flooring?
  • If your horse has a respiratory disease, or develops one, how can you best manage your stable to aid in his comfort?


Horses-store stocks Proteq Equine Bedding which is low dust and works great for horses, guinea pigs and even as kitty Litter! (or so we have been told by some cat ladies!…)

via Bedding Benefits and Risks |

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June 4th, 2014 by menken

How do you keep your horse’s stable clean? I find that in our Australian climate the ‘continental system’ (see below) doesn’t really work as it attracts a lot of flies and due to the composting system it generates a lot of heat (something you don’t really want most of the time).

We currently use Proteq Equine Bedding and a complete muck out system each day and our horses seem to enjoy their stable time. They do not show any stiffness, no swelling in their legs and no hock sores because the Proteq Equine Bedding adds that much “spring” and “bounce” to the stable bedding.

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Proteq Equine Bedding



There are two types of beds for horses, as discussed below.

1. Complete Muck Out

In this system, all soiled and wet bedding is removed and replaced with clean material every day. It is costly for both fresh bedding and time. The advantages are that the stable floor is aired once a day, and soiled/wet material is less likely to build up unnoticed.

2. The Deep Litter or Continental System

In this system only wet bedding is removed daily. Droppings are shaken to the bottom of the bed and fresh bedding material is laid on top. The droppings and old bedding begin to decompose and give off heat so a warm bed is formed.The deep litter bed is economical. Very little fresh bedding is added each day because so little is removed when mucking out. Mucking out does not take as long as the complete muck out system, although care must be taken to remove wet patches. It makes a very warm bed, but great care must be taken to prevent it overheating. Overheating occurs when too much urine is left in the bed. The urine quickens the composting process that is taking place, and thus the temperature of the bed is raised.

via What equine bedding system, or choosing bedding for horses.

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June 3rd, 2014 by menken

Proteq Equine Bedding

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