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Electrolyte Supplements

Electrolytes and Hydration Supplements for Horses

Electrolytes are basic horse supplements that replace essential minerals that hard-working horses might lose in sweat. These supplements are useful for encouraging horses to stay hydrated in all types of weather and can support normal muscle function.

Frequently Asked Questions About Equine Electrolytes

What can I give my horse for electrolytes?

In addition to free-choice salt blocks like Redmond Rock, table salt, and Himalayan salt licks, an electrolyte supplement like Hygain Regain, Equine Elixirs Electrofresh, Finish Line Apple-A-Day Electrolytes, Farnam Apple Elite Electrolyte Powder, Squire Stress-Dex Oral Electrolyte Powder, or other electrolyte pastes can help replenish trace minerals and encourage hydration.

Should I give my horse electrolytes every day?

Horse electrolytes can be given every day in appropriate concentrations as a mineral supplement to provide adequate amounts of potassium chloride, calcium, magnesium, and sodium chloride for proper muscle function and electrolyte balance.

How do you know if your horse needs electrolytes?

Performance horses with electrolyte deficiencies due to electrolyte losses in body fluid when the horse sweats from exercise or hot weather may need electrolytes in their horse feed. Electrolytes also assist fluid balance in cold weather by encouraging hydration, which is essential to preventing colic and other horse health care concerns.

Can you overdose a horse on electrolytes?

Your horse's diet requires specific mineral balances that might be disrupted by excessive use of electrolytes. Talk to your DVM before adding any horse supplements or new products to your horse care regime.

What are electrolytes?

Electrolytes are minerals in the horse's body that have an electric charge. These minerals are essential for regulating chemical reactions and maintaining cell fluid balance.

What happens if a horse doesn't have enough electrolytes?

Horses that need an electrolyte replacer can struggle with muscle contraction issues and dehydration if they do not get enough electrolytes.