the Heat and Humidity, Electrolytes to the Rescue!
When itís time to sweat, Electrolytes must come to the rescue!
With record temperatures and high humidity plaguing our horses, care
must be taken to keep your horse hydrated and healthy. That is when
giving your horse Electrolytes is essential.
Sodium, chloride, potassium and magnesium are the primary
electrolytes (ions) needed by a working horse. When ions are
balanced, they promote water consumption and retention, which can
eliminate dehydration and other health problems. Electrolytes will
keep your horse well on those super hot days.
A good sugar free electrolyte ensures a balanced blood chemistry
level and does not burn or cause hind-gut discomfort. Watch out for
electrolytes containing sodium chloride which immediately oxidizes
in the hind-gut and creates sodium ions, which the horse cannot stop
from being absorbed into the blood. If this should happen, then the
sodium would replace potassium at the cellular level and hinder
With temperatures soaring, itís important that your horse gets a
good quality daily ration of electrolytes in his feed as healthy
part of his feed program.
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