SYMPTOMS OF ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE
- Excessive sweating
- Slow recovery post work
- Muscular issues – tying up
CAUSES OF ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE
The most common causes of electrolyte imbalances are from liver and kidney disorders, not drinking enough water, diarrhoea, excessive sweating, intense exercise, weather, and illness. Water is an essential nutrient, and a horse will need 10% of their body weight with it.
DIAGNOSIS OF ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE
Your vet can do blood test to see the sodium, potassium, and chloride levels. With dehydration you can do the neck pinch test by gently pinching between your thumb and finger a fold of skin and then release it. It should go back flat straight away, if it stays slightly rigid or slow to return flat then your horse is dehydrated.
TREATMENT OF ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE
ElectroPlus is a buffered acid/alkaline electrolyte, mild diuretic, and mild neutralizer. Can also be used prior to an event or race. Horses that sweat heavily, have a history of tying up or acidosis. For high performance horses or during hot weather. Clean fresh drinking water in large containers (preferably not plastic) to b available 24/7.
PRODUCT & DOSE RATE
ElectroPlus 5-10g per day