Friday, July 03, 2015

Electrolyte Primer - Full Article

By Lisa Kemp
Jun 22, 2015

Not every horse requires supplementation with these molecules that regulate water content, but some steeds do--here's what to consider.

The equine body requires electrolytes; their levels govern functions ranging from muscle contraction to fluid transfer between cells to hydration. The average pleasure horse or light competitor can replenish most of his depleted electrolyte stores with a balanced diet along with fresh water and loose or block salt. However, "extreme athletes" such as racehorses and endurance mounts might require help getting all the electrolytes they need to perform and recover effectively...

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