Even with cooler weather on the horizon, maintaining your horse’s electrolyte level is still as important as ever. As discussed in one of our previous blog posts, “Keeping the Horse Replenished – Equine Electrolytes”, electrolytes are mineral salts that create the electrical current in the horse. In addition to creating the electrical current, electrolytes are necessary for a variety of biological processes, including:
- Muscular contraction
- Water balance
- Regular heartbeat
If electrolyte levels are being depleted and not quickly replenished, a variety of health problems can occur, such as dehydration, cramping, and irregular heartbeat. Some signs and symptoms of low electrolyte levels are:
- Muscle tremors
There are a variety of equine electrolyte products on the market you can use to replenish electrolyte levels, but very few have the balanced elemental composition required by the horse. When evaluating an electrolyte product, the most important electrolytes to consider are:
One product that contains these electrolytes in a balanced formulation with no additional nutrients or fillers is an elemental salt replacement called Electro-Ryte™, by Equi-Force Equine Products.
Electro-Ryte™ is an equine-specific electrolyte derived from Redmond rock sea salt that is formulated to replace elemental minerals that are lost during sweating at a rate proportional to that found in equine sweat. Electro-Ryte™ does not contain any fillers or additional nutrients other than electrolytes.
By including ingredients such as Redmond salt, Electro-Ryte™ provides the horse with all important natural macro and micro minerals. Electro-Ryte™ contains not only sodium and chloride but also calcium, potassium, magnesium and many other trace minerals acquired naturally. Electro-Ryte™ contains minerals necessary for increasing the horse’s energy and endurance levels, maintaining optimal hydration, coat and hoof condition and improving overall vitality.
To learn more about Electro-Ryte™ and how the Equi-Force line of targeted nutrient therapies can help your horse, please visit their website, http://www.equiforce.com.
This blog post was originally posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at Equine Nutrition and Health Services Blog. Blog article was re-posted with permission from blog owner, all rights reserved.