If your horse turns away from certain bales of hay, the Haygain hay steamer could be the answer.
The Haygain hay steamer not only purifies the hay reducing the health threat from respirable dust, it also makes the hay more palatable - in short, horses love the smell and taste of steamed hay!
A study* that directly compared steamed hay with dry and soaked hay showed that 100% of the horses preferred steamed hay.
*Advances in Animal Biosciences, 2012
What are the health benefits from steamed hay?
Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) which has been found to occur in 84% of horses**, and is detrimental to the horse’s comfort and performance.
The same study found, that steaming hay reduced the incidence of IAD by 63%.
** Dr. Julie Dauvillier and Dr. Emmanuelle van Erck-Westergren, 2013, 2014
Other benefits of a Haygain hay steamer include:
"We’ve been using the Haygain Steamer for just over a month and It’s made ours and the horses lives so much better. The coughs have disappeared and they are all so much healthier eating steamed (hay) and we’re not wasting so much as they love it!" Caroline W.
"I love my Haygain I have always said it is the one item on the yard that we just can't do with out in fact we have just bought our second" Rebecca B.
"Excellent - would recommend to anyone, I bought my steamer to tempt my fussy mare into eating the hay I had. It was perfectly edible, but was made a few summers ago, so didn't smell as tempting as it once did ... now she's eating two full slices of my older hay, steamed, and her stable is tidy." Tamsin R.