Whether you are competing in disciplines such as Eventing, Racing, Dressage or Show Jumping or simply exercising your leisure horse on a hot day electrolytes are a vital piece of equine kit; crucial for your horse's ‘recovery’ following hard work. When travelling, competing, or when in hot and humid environments your horse sweats! This action of sweating is actually beneficial to our horses as it allows them to reduce their body temperature as the sweat is absorbed by the atmosphere, cooling the body. However equine sweat is isotonic which means their sweat contains salts, known as minerals, including sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and chloride. Losses of these minerals can cause tiredness, muscle stiffness, dehydration and in severe cases equine colic. When exercising intensely a horse can lose up to 15 litres of sweat per day so it is clear to see with such considerable losses it is vital to replenish our equines depleted stores of both water and lost body salts. Electrolytes can be added to the feed of our horses after strenuous exercise or a stressful environment designed to optimise natural recovery time after hard work. Electrolytes replace vital body fluids lost through sweating correcting the balance of electrolytes and water within the body. But remember when feeding electrolytes it is absolutely imperative to always provide ample fresh water for your equine in accompaniment to the supplement allowing them to refuel their body! Scientific Nutritional Products offers Electrolytes with MSM and Vitamins perfect of the competing horse or leisure horse on hot days. The useful addition of MSM and extra vitamins in the innovative supplements gives your horse or pony the extra boost he needs by ensuring the right nutrients are available. This easy to use and very palatable powder can simply be mixed in with feed. For more information about the range of supplements available from Scientific Nutritional Products including Horse Electrolytes with MSM & Vitamins, or to keep up to date with our education blog, visit the website www.horsesupplementsdirect.co.uk
Support your Equine with Electrolytes
Posted by Tom Gatenby on 09 May, 2014
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