Are the electrolytes in your pre-mix feed REALLY doing the job for your horse?
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How do you know what is really working? Learn more on what you should be looking for in the best electrolyte replacement in your horse.
Electrolyte supplements are designed to replace the minerals lost in sweat – sodium, chloride, potassium and magnesium. It’s been a hot summer so far and good quality electrolyte supplements are important to replace lost minerals for your #sweatybetty so #shopsmart.
Some commercial electrolyte products contain a lot of filler (e.g. glucose) to improve palatability. This can compromise the electrolyte composition of the product.
When shopping for electrolytes, it’s important to have a look at the label and select products that contain less than 10% filler.
60 grams of a well formulated electrolyte replacer will contain 12.0 – 15.0g of sodium, 26.0 – 29.0g of chloride, 6.0 – 7.0g of potassium and 0.5 – 1.0 g of magnesium.
It is important to remember that electrolyte replacers are not only essential to replace the electrolytes lost in sweat, but they also encourage adequate water intake! #rehydrate
So now you have the right parameters to look for in products – use them to judge what is best for horse!