Stabled horses are exposed to high levels of respirable dust which cause mild to severe respiratory health issues. 88% of horses have some level of Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD).
Haygain hay steamers reduce 99% of airborne respirable dust, mould, fungi and bacteria in hay and haylage.
Haygain hay steamers are used and recommended for respiratory health by world-class riders, trainers, veterinarians and scientists globally.
Preventing respiratory issues such as coughing, IAD and Equine Asthma is far easier than the potential long road that comes with treatment and recovery. Foals start eating forage from anywhere between 1-3 weeks, so feeding steamed hay makes sure their respiratory health has the best start.
Steaming hay and haylage eliminates the particles that are a threat to a horse's respiratory health.
Olympic Event Rider
"Prevention is always better than cure, so in our barn we like to have our competition horses on steamed hay."
Mild to moderate IAD can affect horses of all ages. Clinical signs are usually subtle and may or may not include poor performance, nasal discharge and occasional coughing but with normal breathing at rest.
A study shows that 88% of horses examined suffered from IAD and steaming hay reduces the risk of IAD by 65%.
Olympic Show Jumper
"We are incredibly happy to have added the Haygain Hay Steamer to our program, and quickly noticed an increase in the quality of our horses’ breathing, especially in those with respiratory problems."
Severe equine asthma (SEA) is a performance-limiting allergic airways disease, that affects genetically predisposed horses when exposed to allergens found in the barn.
A study found 14% of the UK horse population suffer with SEA, resulting in coughing, nasal discharge and respiratory difficulty.
4 Olympic Show Jumping Medals
"Hay is crucial for the health, well-being and performance of horses. Haygain ensures for us that our horses get what they need and nothing that they don’t from their hay."
The Benefits of Steamed Hay
Respiratory health is just one of the many benefits of steaming hay with Haygain. Haygain Steamers eliminate 99% of dust, mould, bacteria and fungi but maintain the nutritional value and increase the water content of the forage.