Dehydration can affect a horse’s general well-being, performance and can even be life threatening.
Haygain hay steamers reduce 99% of airborne respirable dust, mould, fungi and bacteria in hay and haylage. but also increases a horse’s water intake by almost 3 times.
Haygain hay steamers are used and recommended for hydration by world-class riders, trainers,veterinarians and scientists globally
The Importance of Hydration
Keeping your horse hydrated is not always as easy as it sounds. Dehydration is when there is not enough water to support the functions of the body which can be a result in not enough water going in or too much going out.
A horse can lose up to 5% of his body weight in fluids before showing any actual signs of dehydration.It will undoubtedly affect a horse’s performance but it can also be life-threatening. Dehydration can also worsen respiratory diseases such as Inflammatory Airway Disease.
Steaming hay is a good way to increase water content to help offset dehydration. The amount of water that will be taken up will depend upon the water content and maturity of the forage. Earing et al. (2013) found that steaming increased the water content by almost 3 times.
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"Haygain…it is a “win-win” for you and your horse. In the past, I would wet then soak my hay so my horses would not get dehydrated digesting their hay. Haygain steams the hay, eliminating the mould spores and dust that could give horses allergic reactions and colic.”
Hydration is just one of the many benefits of steaming hay with Haygain. Haygain Steamers eliminate 99% of dust, mould, bacteria and fungi but maintain the nutritional value and increase the water content of the forage.