Does Your Pony Have Respiratory Problems?
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)
- 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.