Horse breathing problems
Does your horse suffer from breathing problems?
Equine Asthma and IAD
14% of horses suffer from severe Equine Asthma* And that 88% of horses** were found to have Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD)
Allergens, such and mold 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
Respiratory 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%.
What riders say
“I love using Haygain Steamed Hay because it helps improve my horses’ respiratory conditions and stopped them from coughing,” “With Haygain’s help, I can make sure the hay wherever I go is never dusty and it’s bacteria free [...]"
Jessica Springsteen, Team USA
“[We] take the smaller unit away to competitions all over Europe, which we find essential. The horses have been free from coughs and nasal discharge, they are healthy and performing well.”
William Fox-Pitt, Team GBR Three Olympic Medals, seven World Championship medals
What the veterinarians say
“We have used Haygain for foals with severe Rhodococcusequi pneumonia to aid in reducing the amount of inhaled allergens when they eat hay. We have also steamed bedding (ie: straw, not shavings) for the same reduction of potential inhaled allergens. For our colic surgeries that are not eating well, we have used Haygain to entice those horses to consume more roughage. The fresh aroma after the hay has been steamed appears to increase many horse's appetite postsurgery. I have first-hand experience with this product because not only do I use Haygain at my hospital, but for my own personal dressage and racehorses as well.”
DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT Director of the McGee Critical Care and Medical Center Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Lexington, Kentucky
"I am very happy with the results that I am seeing. One of my horses has had a dry cough for quite a while. I started [using] Haygain and within days [the cough] was gone. I can't wait to keep seeing the benefits of the Haygain.”
Sherry Cervi, USA World Champion Barrel Racing 4 Barrel Racing World Titles 3x WNFR Average Winner
"Luebbo had a little bit of a cough last summer. He'd cough once or twice when I started working him, then it would go away and come back. Ever since he's been on the Haygain, he hasn't coughed at all! I was shocked by how fast I saw a difference. His appetite has improved dramatically too [...]"
Jamie Barge, Team USA World Cup Finalist