In some districts mill-dust is used for bedding purposes, but it has little besides its low price to recommend it. According to some authorities, horses bedded with it become infested with lice; but there are no reliable data proving that its use in any way favours the propagation of lice.

Dried bracken, in districts where it can be obtained, makes a very good, cheap, and useful bedding, but of course its use is limited to those localities where it grows.

The leaves in wooded districts are collected when dry, and when better litter is scarce or unattainable they form a useful substitute.