Dry and dusty roughage is a problem that many horse caretakers will recognize. Especially with the changing temperatures of the past period, it is even more common that the quality of the roughage deteriorates rapidly. Consider for example traces of mold on the roughage that are regularly found. This is one of the reasons why today 1 in 6 stabled horses has persistent breathing problems that have come from eating poor quality roughage. But with one very simple device, these complaints can be prevented and reduced.
It is well known that dust in the hay and straw is one of the main reasons for causing lung infections. Yet too little is being done to prevent horses from getting an infection. This is evidenced by the fact that more than 80% of the stabled horses have ever contracted an airway infection with the cause of too dusty or dry roughage. Even more than 15% of the horses with a lung infection are left with permanent damage, making performance sometimes impossible. These are figures that can indeed be quite a shock, but it does indicate the seriousness of the situation. Fortunately, our Haygain will help you to optimize the health of your horse.
In short, the HayGain is a steam engine that combats all dust, mold spores, bacteria and mites. This makes the machine also suitable for use with horses that have certain allergies or are hypersensitive. Steaming roughage in the HayGain is done using a unique method. Inside the insulated container is a steam generator that has been specially developed by HayGain itself for steaming roughage. The steam generator ensures that the steam that is produced is above 100 degrees, so that all fungi and other harmful bacteria are killed. We often see that when the roughage is dry, this is made wet with a garden hose. What only very few people know is that this only produces wet roughage to which the dust sticks to even faster and because the roughage starts to heat easily due to the moisture, it is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and that is precisely what you do not want.
In addition to the advantage that the health of your horse will increase enormously through the use of the HayGain, there are even more advantages to it. At Equitrend we have three different sizes of the HayGain in our range. The HayGain HG2000 that can steam one whole bale in one go, the HayGain HG600 that is suitable for half a bale and the HayGain One + that is suitable for hay nets or a quarter bale. They also understand at HayGain that not everyone has hours to wait until the roughage is steamed. That is why all HayGains are equipped with a strong steam generator that has already prepared the entire contents within 60 minutes. Make sure your horse does not reach the 80% of horses that have contracted an airway infection and convince yourself with the HayGain now.