Haygain hay steamers
Why is steaming hay important?
A recent landmark study just published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine shows overwhelming evidence for the effectiveness of Haygain steamed hay in reducing Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) in horses.
The study found 88% of horses were suffering from Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD)*.
How does IAD show itself? In most cases it doesn't, and may go undetected. Some of the signs however are:
Increased respiratory rate
Increased respiratory effort
Flaring of the nostrils
Respiratory noise at rest or during exercise
Also the performance of your horse can be impaired, and may suffer from:
Poor recovery from exercise
Loss of energy
* 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 Haygain helps?
The same study found that horses fed steamed hay from a Haygain hay steamer were 65% less likely to develop IAD.
The impact of IAD on performance was also shown. Poor performance/exercise intolerance was more frequent in horses with fungal particles found in their airway than horses without.