Have you ever heard your
Coughing could be a sign of Inflammatory Airway Disease
Research shows that if your horse coughs there is a very high chance (over 80% according to equine physiologist Dr David Marlin*) of a respiratory tract infection.
A recent study of over 700 horses scoped showed 88% of the horses were suffering from Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD)**.
Other signs of IAD include...
- Nasal discharge
- Increased respiratory rate
- Increased respiratory effort
- Flaring of the nostrils
- Respiratory noise (even at rest)
- Poor recovery
- Lower recovery
How can Haygain help?
Taking steps to minimise exposure to the airborne respirable dust will undoubtedly reduce the risk of IAD. The dust in hay is a key cause of respiratory inflammation. Steaming hay with a Haygain hay steamer eliminates respirable dust particles, killing mould, bacteria, fungal spores and mite faeces. Reducing dust in the stall and ammonia off-gassing is also important. Haygain's ComfortStall sealed, orthopaedic flooring reduces bedding requirements by up to 75% and being sealed and hydrophobic, removes ammonia off-gassing caused by urine.
*Dr David Marlin, published Feb 09, 2015 on davidmarlin.co.uk
**Dr. Julie Dauvillier and Dr. Emmanuelle van Erck-Westergren, 2018