“The Haygain hay steamer is used routinely on our respiratory cases to good effect. Not only is the steamed hay very palatable but the process of steaming is much simpler and more effective than soaking the hay. We are also using the Haygain® steamed hay when reintroducing feed to some of our colic cases - with good results.”
Harold C. McKenzie III
DVM MS Diplomat ACVIM and Associate Professor of Equine Medicine at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
At Peasebrook Equine Clinic we use the Haygain® Steamer to render our hay dust free and to improve the palatability. Most of our in-patients are on box rest or are in light exercise. It is vital that we can provide them with clean palatable fibre that will not make them too lively. Increasing the moisture intake of the horse via steamed hay is another important advantage. Box-resting horses have an increased risk of large intestinal impaction and so maintaining good moisture intake will help prevent this. Lastly sick horses are often reluctant to eat and so the enhanced palatability of steamed hay is very helpful. In summary the Haygain® steamer has been a very successful addition to our clinic"
Timothy D Galer
BVet Med Cert ESM MRCVS, Peasebrook Equine Clinic, UK
“I was first introduced to Haygain® when we acquired a unit in our equine hospital for cases that have been diagnosed with respiratory issues. We have used it for foals with severe Rhodococcus equi pneumonia, to aid in reducing the amount of inhaled allergens when they eat hay. We have also steamed bedding (ie: straw) for the same reduction of potential inhaled allergens. I have first-hand experience with this product because not only do I use the Haygain® unit at my hospital, but for my own personal dressage and racehorses as well.”
DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT, Director of the McGee Critical Care and Medical Center at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, Kentucky, USA