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April 22, 2016

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Investigation into the effect of different treatments on Hay and Haylage on forage pH levels, in relation to EGUS in the horse.

April 22, 2016

BSc thesis, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, UK. Dewhurst J. 2014 The effect of soaking or steaming in the HG 600 hay steamer on the pH of hay and haylagehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1144/4268/files/Experiment_17.pdf?2800679123729222980

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This study showed that horses preferred to eat steamed hay compared with haylage and dry hay.

April 22, 2016

Proceedings of British Society of Animal Science Conference, Nottingham April 2013. Brown, E., Tracey, S and Gowers, I. 2013 An investigation to determine the palatability of steamed hay, dry hay and haylage. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1144/4268/files/Experiment_10.pdf?2800679123729222980

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Steaming and disinfecting straw reduces RP and microbial content and will allow the horse to benefit from the behavioural advantages of straw without compromising respiratory health.

April 22, 2016

BSc thesis, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, UK. Murihead V. 2014 The effect of steam and Protek Envirocair on the respirable particle, mould and bacteria content in two types of straw bedding for horseshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1144/4268/files/Experiment_15.pdf?2800679123729222980

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Forage in the stable – techniques for reducing the respirable challenge and microbial content in hay.

April 22, 2016

Proceedings of the Dorothy Russel Havemeyer Foundation IAD Workshop. Cabourg. France October 2014. Moore-Colyer MJS and Taylor J2014 Forage in the stable – techniques for reducing the respirable challenge and microbial content in hay. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1144/4268/files/Experiment_14.pdf?2800679123729222980

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Soaking hay for 9 hours followed by steaming for 50 minutes in the HG steamer was the most effective method for reducing both WSC and microbial contamination in hay.

April 22, 2016

Plos One Moore-Colyer MJS, Lumbis K, Longland AC, Harris PA. 2014 The effect of five different wetting treatments on the water soluble carbohydrate content and microbial concentration in hay for horses. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1144/4268/files/Experiment_12.pdf?2800679123729222980

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A comparison of different steaming techniques was done in this experiment which showed that steaming in a specifically designed hay steamer (HG 600) was significantly more effective at reducing microbes in hay compared with home-made steamers and soaking.

April 22, 2016

Proceedings of the European Equine Health and Nutrition Congress. Ghent, Belgium March 2013 Taylor, J. and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S2013 The effect of five different wetting treatments on the microbial concentration in hay for horses. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1144/4268/files/Experiment_11.pdf?2800679123729222980

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This research indicates that steaming reduces the RAO-affected horse’s response to hay which coincides with a reduction in viable fungal content of hay.

April 22, 2016

Proceedings of the Annual ACVIM Conference, 2012. Blumerich, C.A., Buechner-Maxwell, V.A., Scrratt, W.K., Wilson, K.E., Ricco, C., Becvarova, I., Hodgson, J. and Were, S2012) Comparison of airway response of Recurrent Airway Obstruction affected horses fed steamed versus non-steamed hay. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1144/4268/files/Experiment_8.pdf?17944266902479614164

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An increase of 64% TVC (bacteria) and 75% mould concentrations was found in haylage open and left for 4 days. Steaming haylage in the HG600 significantly reduced microbial growth, even after 4 days of being left open.

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Proceedings of British Society of Animal Science Conference, Nottingham April 2013 Leggatt, P. and Moore-Colyer, M.J.S2013 The effect of steam treatment on the bacteria yeast and mould concentrations in haylage for horses. P 103.

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Steaming increased the amount of hay eaten, but the rate of intake and amount of chewing was not affected.

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Equine Science Society Symposium 2012 . J.D.Pagan, C.Whitehouse, B.M. Waldridge, A.M.Grev, S.W.Garling, O.L.Yates, S. Davis and B. James2012) The effect of soaking or steaming timothy hay on voluntary intake and digestibility in Thoroughbred horses at the Kentucky Equine Research centre. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1144/4268/files/Experiment_7.pdf?8134644962299541583

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This study found the HAYGAIN HG600 to be the most effective treatment for improving the hygienic quality of the hay while soaking was found to vastly increase bacteria.

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6th European Workshop for Equine Nutrition, Lisbon, Portugal, June 20-22nd. Moore-Colyer, M.J.S and Fillery, B.G. 2012 The Effect of three different treatments on the respirable particle content, total viable count and mould concentrations in hay for horses. P101-106 https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1144/4268/files/Experiment_6.pdf?13360628955069376314

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A second and separate palatability trial further demonstrating that horses prefer to eat steamed hay compared with haylage and dry hay.

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Proceedings of British Society of Animal Science Conference, Nottingham April 2013 Brown, E., Tracey, S and Gowers, I. 2010 An investigation to determine the palatability of steamed hay, dry hay and haylage. p 104https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1144/4268/files/Experiment_5.pdf?11403384743673202206

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