The Gift of Easy Breathing
By Kim Miller | Equestrian Writer
Dust, mould, fungi and bacteria are the equine equivalent of coal in the stocking. None of us mean to give these invisible irritants to our horses, but unfortunately, many of us do it inadvertently.
Hay is critical to horse health and it's ubiquitous in the horse keeping environment. It's also the #1 source of respirable irritants that cause conditions on the Equine Asthma Spectrum. We're talking dust, mold, bacteria and other allergens, all small enough to be unseen by the human eye.
At less than 5 microns in size, these particles can infiltrate the horse's natural respiratory defence mechanisms to trigger inflammation and excess mucus throughout the horse's respiratory system. When that happens, there's no such thing as easy breathing.
Haygain can help. All three of our core products help reduce airborne particles in the stable.
· High Temperature Hay Steamersreduce up to 99% of the respirable particles commonly found in hay. Even hay with desired nutrient content and that looks and smells good can be loaded with dust. Hay is grown in dirt, harvested with heavy equipment and often transported long distances and/or stored for long periods. Let's face it: it has things our horses don't want or need in it.