A Partnership You Can Rely On!

A Partnership You Can Rely On!

 Are you struggling to find good quality hay or haylage this winter? The wet summer affected many harvests and so there is likely to be more bad quality hay around than good this year.

Recurrent Airway Obstruction or RAO, previously known as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) which affects many horses and ponies, has much in common with human asthma. It is thought to be an allergic condition that is worsened by trigger factors such as pollen, dust and mould, which can be found in poor quality forage.

The severity can range from no symptoms (except for changes evident on endoscopic examination) through varying degrees from a single cough to nasal discharge, reduced exercise tolerance and in severe cases, an inability to work.

Always choose a forage you can rely on, such as HorseHage dust-free bagged forage, as prevention is always better than cure, even with those who show no sign of RAO.

HorseHage is made from selected grasses and is available in four varieties – Ryegrass, High Fibre, Timothy and Alfalfa, offering a choice to suit all horses and ponies, including laminitics.

It contains no chemical additives or mould inhibitors, and comes with a 100% quality guarantee. It is the only forage on the market to have NOPS FEMAS certification which means that all the ingredients are fully traceable and has been manufactured under the highest industry standards.

HorseHage is high in naturally occurring antioxidants and these play a positive role in supporting lung health. Horses prone to RAO have been scientifically proven to show improved lung function and reduced airway inflammation following supplementation. Horses suffering from RAO should be fed HorseHage from the floor to allow free drainage of the respiratory tract.

For further information telephone the HorseHage Helpline on 01803 527257 or visit www.horsehage.co.uk