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Equalyte

Hydration for Horses

Don’t let dehydration affect the health and performance of your horse.

Equalyte is a hydration solution that encourages horses to drink, preventing dehydration by replacing the fluid and critical electrolytes lost in sweat.
Due to the mechanisms that trigger the thirst response in horses, dehydration and its effects on their health and performance is a major issue.

The human sweat gland is extremely efficient at recycling electrolytes, hence human sweat is hypotonic (less concentrated) compared to blood. Equines do not have the same recycling efficiency so the concentration of electrolyte in their sweat is isotonic (similar to) or slightly hypertonic (higher than). This means that although a horse will lose fluid through sweating, the electrolyte concentration in blood does not change.

Similar to humans, elevated sodium concentrations for the horse is the stimulus for water intake. Because the concentration of sodium does not change much after sweating, a horse can be dehydrated but lack the want or stimulus to drink. This is the underlying reason why a horse will maintain physical activity until dehydration causes thermoregulatory failure.

Equalyte encourages voluntary hydration thereby replacing both the fluid and electrolytes fast. The benefits of this include;

Description

Equalyte encourages voluntary hydration thereby replacing both the fluid and electrolytes fast. The benefits of this include;

Improved health and performance through better thermoregulation and digestive efficiency.
Hydration can be administered easily before, during and after exercise to optimise training and performance.
Administration of other supplements can be more effective when given to a hydrated horse.
Equalyte can be used with the traveling horse to mask changes in water quality.
Good hydration has the potential to help with the prevention and treatment of some forms of colic.

Additional information

Weight .070 kg