Is Your Pony Coughing?
Did you know?
Coughing could be a sign of Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) - which was recently found to be prevalent in 88% of horses*.
How does it show itself?
Increased respiratory rate, increased respiratory effort, flaring of the nostrils, respiratory noise at rest or during exercise.
*Dr. Julie Dauvillier and Dr. Emmanuelle van Erck-Westergren, 2018
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 stable dust 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, and removes ammonia off-gassing caused by urine.