Did you know....
Difficulty breathing 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 difficulty breathing you might also notice:
- Reduced performance (e.g. reluctance to respond to aids)
- Mucus from the nose
Why does it matter?
IAD can be detrimental to the horse’s comfort, health 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, removes ammonia off-gassing caused by urine.
HG 2000 :
"Brilliant! Wish we had bought one sooner. The horses love it! Horses which you used to be on soaked hay for health reasons, do very well on the steamed hay. Very economical on water compared to soaking and so easy to use. Would never go back to soaking. A fantastic product, Thank You!"
* Scientific Research References:
- *Pirie R. S. Recurrent airway obstruction: a review. Equine Veterinary Journal. 2014;46(3):276–288. doi: 10.1111/evj.12204.
- **Dr. Julie Dauvillier and Dr. Emmanuelle van Erck-Westergren, 2013, 2014