Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
I don't know if anyone suggested this, but if you soak his hay for about 15 minutes before giving it to him, it would greatly cut down on the spores getting into his nostrils. My friend had an Arabian who developed heaves later in his life, and soaking the hay made a big difference in managing the symptoms.
Yes, the first vet who came out suggested that I soak his hay and I did. He doesn't seem too enthusiastic about it though. He doesn't want to eat it. Then the next 2 vets inspected my hay and said that it was high quality - local, fresh cut, and green. I get some every cutting and it's grown 1/2 mile down my street.
But ya know, even though this isn't heaves, every little bit helps... I might try soaking his hay again and see if he'll eat it better? :)