Posted by HAYGAIN STEAMERS on Jun 19th 2019

Why Haygain hay steamers?

The Haygain hay steamer has been shown conclusively in scientific trials to kill harmful mold, fungal spores, bacteria and dust mites found in hay; and remove the health threat from respirable dust.

Research has shown that 88% of horses suffer from Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) and that steaming hay with a Haygain hay steamer reduces the incidence by 65%.*

"Haygain is the only method of steaming where I am confident the hay is steamed thoroughly and reaches the required temperatures to improve the hygiene quality of hay with no detrimental effects."
Dr David Marlin, Equine Exercise Physiologist.

"...if I can remove something I know is a potential cause of any form of allergy...at limited cost...it seems likea no brainer"

Chad Davis DVM, Vet Consultant

* 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

"I am 8 months into my Haygain ownership.The Haygain steamer saved their lives and mine." Susan Cady Lima, Michigan.

"It's been 5 years since I bought my Haygain steamer.It's hands down the most important thing I have ever purchased for my horses' health." Lori Whitman, Wisconsin

"My Haygain hay steamer saved my horses' life! Thank you so much Haygain!"
Martha Ferguson, Toronto

"We’ve been using a Haygain steamer for 9 months and it has made a tremendous difference for us.Belle’s breathing is better and her coat is glorious."
Charlie Lieske, South Carolina

"If I give my horses dry hay it makes them coughbut when they have steamed hay the coughing stops. I wouldn't be without it."Shiela Williams

Effects of IAD?

The signs of respiratory disease aren't always obvious.

But the effects can be numerous.

Aside from potentially high vet bills, there is considerable impact on the quality of the horse's life - coughing, nasal discharge, increased respiratory rate, increased temperature, abnormal breathing, frequent swallowing, and blood in the nostrils. Also reduced exercise performance as well as slower recovery times.

For your horse

A recent study showed that 88% of horses examined suffered from Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD). One of the main causes of IAD is respirable dust and a major source of this is hay. IAD can limit an athletic horse’s performance.

Haygain hay steamers are the only scientifically proven method to dramatically reduce respirable dust in hay and kill mold, 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%*. Read the research.

For the environment

Steaming hay drastically reduces water consumption. Filling a container for soaking hay typically uses 50 - 250 litres. The sheer volume of water used has an impact not just on water bills, but also on the environment.

Post-soak water is contaminated with bacteria, mold, WSC, proteins and minerals which leach out of the hay, making it an environmental pollutant which must not be disposed of in storm drains. Haygain steamers only use about 4 ½ litres of water per cycle and produce no environmental pollutants.

For your wallet

An epidemiological study found respiratory problems in racehorses to be the second highest reason for lost training days.

A dusty stable environment can have financial implications; not jut in lost training days but vet bills.