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As seen in North America Trainer magazine:
Is Fungi the Invisible Health Risk?

The leading North American publication for the thoroughbred industry explores the effects of
inhaled fungi in their Summer Issue.

  • The researchers identified important management practices that can exacerbate or mitigate the effects of fungi on the horse‚Äôs respiratory system

  • The degree of lower airway inflammation was significantly higher when horses were bedded on straw versus shavings, or when fed dry hay versus steamed hay

  • Specifically, horses fed with dry hay had almost three times more chance of being diagnosed with IAD compared to those who received steamed hay