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Did you know....

Difficulty breathing could be a sign of Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) - which was recently found to be prevalent in 84% of horses*

How does it show itself?

Apart from difficulty breathing you might also notice:

- Reduced performance (e.g. reluctance to respond to aids)
- Coughing
- Mucus from the nose

Why does it matter?

IAD can be detrimental to the horse’s comfort, health and can hinder performance.

*Dr. Julie Dauvillier and Dr. Emmanuelle van Erck-Westergren, 2013, 2014

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 inflamation. Steaming hay with a Haygain hay steamer eliminiates respirable dust particles, killing mould, bacteria, fungal spores and mite faeces.

Reducing stable dust and ammonia off-gasing 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.