Did you know....
Coughing could be a sign of Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) - which was recently found to be prevalent in 84% of horses*
How does it show itself?
Apart from the coughing you might also notice:
- Reduced performance (e.g. reluctance to respond to aids)
- Mucus from the nose
*Dr. Julie Dauvillier and Dr. Emmanuelle van Erck-Westergren, 2013, 2014
Why does it matter?
IAD can be detrimental to the horse’s comfort and can hinder performance.
How can Haygain help?
Taking steps to minimise exposure to the airborne respirable dust will undoubtedly reduce the risk of IAD.
The dust in hay is a key cause of respiratory inflamation. Steaming hay with a Haygain hay steamer eliminiates respirable dust particles, killing mould, bacteria, fungal spores and mite faeces.
Reducing stable dust and ammonia off-gasing is also important. Haygain's ComfortStall sealed, orthopaedic flooring reduces bedding requirements by up to 75% and being sealed and hydrophobic, and removes ammonia off-gassing caused by urine.