Electrolytes for Horses

One way to help your horse beat the heat this summer and prevent dehydration is the use of electrolytes for Horses. Because the heat can wreak havoc with your horse’s health including dehydration, lethargy, and general illness. Also, severe heat stress can result in diarrhea and in some cases, colic.

Additionally, offer water laced with electrolytes to keep their body in balance. Especially if your horse has been sweating. Furthermore, when using electrolytes remember to have plenty of fresh water on hand.  In Fact, too many electrolytes can be harmful to your horse.

Here at Hillandale Quality Feeds, we are pleased to carry several different options for electrolytes.  Dehydration in horses has serious consequences. Feeding daily electrolytes year-round replace lost minerals and may help keep your horse hydrated by encouraging him to drink. These products supply the electrolytes to active horses may lose in training or competition.

 

Electrolytes in Stock

  • First Companion-5 lb EquiDex – Apple, Cherry, Orange
  • Agrilabs – 4 oz packet Vitamin Electrolytes Plus

 

First Companion EquiDex

EquiDex provides additional electrolyte salts and trace minerals that may be lost through
dehydration. Available in the following options: Apple, Cherry, and Orange

  •  Provides additional salts and trace minerals.
  • Available in 5lb and 30lb sizes.
  • Great to keep animals hydrated when traveling with different water sources.
  •  Replenishes lost salts and minerals because of dehydration.
  • Available in three options: Apple, Cherry, and Orange
  • Proven to provide effective results.

 

Agrilabs – 4 oz packet Vitamin Electrolytes PlusAgrilab

 

An essential to supplement feed and drinking water, AgriLabs Vitamins & Electrolytes “Plus” gives your livestock the boost they need during periods of stress or reduced feed intake. This water-soluble nutritional premix contains vitamins, electrolytes, organic acidifiers, and naturally occurring microorganisms.

During periods of stress or reduced feed intake, AgriLabs Vitamins & Electrolytes Plus is a water-soluble mixture of vitamins and electrolytes perfect for cattle, swine, horses, poultry, and sheep.

 

The Importance of Hydration

Providing daily electrolyte supplementation beyond what a horse needs to maintain balance can be very counterproductive. The kidneys will become very efficient at flushing the excess electrolytes out of the system and then on a day the horse really needs a higher level, they won’t be available. The current recommendation for electrolyte supplementation is to provide additional electrolytes the day before, the day of and the day after a horse is going to work very hard and sweat a great deal.  Since you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink, dehydrated horses should receive fluids intravenously to be sure water balance is adequately restored.

 

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