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    Feeding Advice from Equiform Nutrition

     

    Q: What is an Electrolyte and when should I feed one to my horse?

     

     

    Electrolytes are the salts found within the horses body and are required for a variety of functions including, maintaining amounts of water within cells, blood pH, and muscle action. As a horse exercises and sweats, electrolytes are lost, especially potassium and sodium. If Electrolyte replenishment is not addressed, fluid electrolyte levels become imbalanced, and this may lead to serious physiological problems. Electrolyte Supplements are balanced products containing vital salts lost in sweat.

    Horses and Ponies in light work only lose small amounts of electrolytes, and it may be sufficient to supplement the diet with rock salt. However, many horses have higher requirement than that provided by plain salt, and are working at levels that result in larger electrolyte losses. These horses would benefit from a specially formulated product, balanced to meet these requirements.

    It is of particular importance during winter months, when the weather is cooler, that the horses in medium to hard work are still supplemented with electrolytes. Horses competing in winter may not show as much sweat on the coat, but electrolytes are continually lost from the body. To keep competition horses and ponies at optimum levels, Equiform Nutrition recommend, daily supplements with a balanced electrolyte, such as Xtrolyte Blue, to insure the electrolyte levels are maintained and performance is not compromised. Xytrolyte Blue can be fed daily at a maintenance level and then increase before and after competition and strenuous work.

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    Product of

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    Travelwell Paste

     

    A totally unique paste, especially designed to support the busy competition horse during travel 

    Contains Nucleotides, Electrolytes and Vitaming B12, along with and effective prebiotic and yeast package.

    Excel travelwell paste may help to insure that the stress of travel does not effect performance

     

    DISPLAY BOX EQUIFORM REVIVE
     
    DISPLAY BOX EQUIFORM REVIVE
    Revive is a concentrate electrolyte syringe fortified with vitamin B12. It is of particular benefit during and after long transportation and before and after strenuous work. The use of Revive may help reduce recovery time after a period of exertion and heavy sweating, and therefore lead to a f...
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    REVIVE (SINGLE SYRINGE - 30g)
     
    REVIVE (SINGLE SYRINGE - 30g)
    Revive is an equine supplement. It is a concentrate electrolyte syringe fortified with vitamin B12. It is of particular benefit during and after long transportation and before and after strenuous work. T...
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    XTROLYTE BLUE
     
    XTROLYTE BLUE
    Equiform have recognised that there is a requirement for two types of electrolyte - one for horses given a traditional diet of hay and oats and one for horses given mainly compounded feed supplement. X...
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    XTROLYTE POWDER
     
    XTROLYTE POWDER
    Xtrolyte powder is a powdered electrolyte horse supplement to aid the replacement of essential electrolyte losses. Xtrolyte powder has been designed so that it can be mixed in the feed or dissolved in ...
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    XTROLYTE RED
     
    XTROLYTE RED
    Xtrolyte Red an equine supplement, is for horses fed on a traditional diet of hay and oats and has been designed so that it can be fed with any of Equiform's Excel Discipline products. Xtrolyte Red is ...
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