What Are Electrolytes and Why Are They Important for Your Horse
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What Are Electrolytes and Why Are They Important for Your Horse

August 18, 2019

Just like humans, horses sweat in order to
maintain body temperature. This causes loss of fluids and important minerals
such as electrolytes. Not only do they ensure proper fluid balance,
they also prevent muscle cramps and promote quick recuperation. The composition of the electrolytes should
meet the needs of your horse. It should contain potassium, sodium, chloride,
calcium and magnesium. Some tips for compensating for the loss of
electrolytes. Don’t just give salt. Potassium is just as important as sodium and
chloride. Electrolytes need to be given at the right
time as the horse cannot store them. This means no more than 2 hours before intensive
exercise or shortly after sweating. Always make sure your horse drinks enough. If your horse doesn’t want to drink, stimulate
him by placing a small amount of salt on his tongue. A mash like Cavalor Mash & Mix is ideal during
transport or on warm days to make sure your horse gets plenty of fluids. It is also perfect to mix in electrolytes,
such as Cavalor Electrolyte Balance or Cavalor Electroliq Balance. Please contact Cavalor if you have any questions.

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