Did you know...
14% of horses suffer from severe Equine Asthma* And that 88% of horses** were found to have Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD)
Allergens, such and mould and fungal spores found in hay lead to respiratory disorders such as Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) and Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO), also known as COPD.
How does it show itself?
increased respiratory rate
increased respiratory effort
flaring of the nostrils
respirtatory noise at rest or during exercise
* Pirie R. S. Recurrent airway obstruction: a review. Equine Veterinary Journal. 2014;46(3):276–288. doi: 10.1111/evj.12204.
** Dauvillier J, Woort F. T, Van Erck‐Westergren E. disease (2018) Fungi in respiratory samples of horses with inflammatory airway, Journal of veterinary internal medicine, 2018;1-8
How can Haygain hay steamers help?
Haygain hay steamers are the only scientifically proven method to dramatically reduce respirable dust in hay and kill mould, fungal spores and bacteria that can cause IAD.
The above study found that steaming hay with a Haygain hay steamer reduced the risk of your horse developing IAD by 65%.