Taking care of horse hygiene and infection control
JLA’s energy-efficient laundry and disinfection systems are improving equine hygiene and reduce cross-infection risks in stables, tack shops, yards and showgrounds across the UK and Ireland.
We know the health and hygiene of your horses is paramount – and that outbreaks caused by infectious diseases like strangles or equine herpesvirus can harm your stables if they aren’t dealt with quickly and safely.
We offer a range of equestrian laundry equipment including horse rug washing machines and ozone-based infection control systems, all backed with responsive support from 450 engineers.
Horse rug washing machines with an industrial pedigree
To keep your stables clean and hygienic, we offer a range of robust, high-capacity washing machines and tumble dryers that will remove hair, soiling and harmful bugs from even the heaviest rugs, blankets and saddles.
The OTEX ozone laundry system
This means you’ll reduce the risk of contamination in your yard and stables, extend the life of your horse rugs, and save money as you go.
What’s more, our detergents, fabric softeners and destainers deliver cleaner, fresher laundry, while our auto-dosing systems further reduce waste and minimise manual handling.
Save more energy with SMART technology
And with capacities ranging up to 28kg, intuitive controls, and compatibility with OTEX – our ozone disinfection system – we can simplify your day-to-day cleaning routine.
Find the right solutions for your stables
Choose equipment that prevents outbreaks, saves on costs
and offers peace of mind.
A unique, all-inclusive package, specially designed for you.
- Market-leading equipment with no upfront payments, repair bills or call-out charges – ever
- Installation at no extra cost
- Guaranteed local engineer response
- 24/7/365 support from friendly advisors
- Access to MyJLA, with billing, essential documents, engineer booking and support in one place
- Round-the-clock monitoring to minimise downtime – we sort issues before you know about them
- Keep an eye on your energy usage with live bill estimates and CO2 emissions
Machine washing your horse blankets and rugs is the best way to maximise hygiene and reduce the risk of infection. However, the best washing machines for horse blankets will be commercial models that are big enough to handle large and unusually shaped laundry, and robust and reliable enough to wash soiled loads with horse hair.
As with all laundry, how often you wash your horse rugs will depend on the environment your horses are in, and how often they get dirty. Some owners will wash rugs weekly, while others may wash them monthly.
Whatever routine you choose, we always recommend brushing any loose dirt and hair off the rug before you place it in the washing machine.
Choosing the right capacity washing machine for your stables will depend on the size and number of horses you look after. The majority of our equestrian customers use a 20kg commercial washer for horse rugs.
Busy stables or race courses will often choose a larger washing machine for horse blankets and other items, or operate multiple washers. Smaller setups may go for a slightly smaller size.
Horse rugs and blankets should be disinfected with a thorough wash in a suitable washing machine.
Traditionally, thermal disinfection is achieved by running cycles at high temperatures of 60C or above. However, many manufacturers recommend using 40C, or even 30C washes, to protect the quality of their horse rugs.
OTEX, JLA’s ozone washing technology, uses the natural disinfecting power of ozone to remove harmful bugs from horse rugs on a cool wash cycle. It’s a process that’s been proven to tackle equine influenzas, ringworm and 99.99% of all harmful bacteria.
Of course, any machine washing should be carried out alongside regular disinfection processes elsewhere in your stalls and stables.
You can! We recommend a low temperature wash for saddle pads, but you should aways refer to the manufacturer’s website beforehand.
As with any other items from your yard or stables, make sure you brush any dirt, debris or hair away before you put your saddle pads in the washer.
Yes. Warewashing solutions to ensure that feed tubs, bowls, scoops, buckets and other items are thoroughly sanitised.
This reduces the risk that infectious diseases, such as strangles or equine herpesvirus, will spread throughout a stable or equine hospital and threaten health.
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