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November 21, 2016

Horses need electrolytes all year round

by DePaolo Equine Concepts

Horses need electrolytes for proper cellular function. Sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium are the primary electrolytes. The cheapest forms of these minerals are bound to chloride, which is NOT recommended for a top quality electrolyte supplement. A lack of calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium may affect performance, recovery time, sensitivity to touch, anxiety and attitude in horses. The only way to improve deficiencies is to increase the levels of key electrolytes, vitamins and minerals with bio-available supplementation.

To address this concern, we recommend starting with a Horse Hair Analysis, an easy 4 step process which provides an extremely accurate profile of a horse’s biochemistry. A thorough report complete with comprehensive graphs detailing each mineral and metal level is provided. The report explains how each mineral/metal affects the body and identifies common symptoms or levels outside the normal range. You will receive a recommendation for a custom made supplement designed specifically to help your horse.

When electrolytes are balanced, they help to increase water consumption and retention, which can reduce dehydration concerns and health problems associated with electrolyte deficiency.  We all think of this being critical in the summer months when horses are sweating and working in the heat but it is also important in the winter months when horses aren’t drinking as much cold water and may not be using their muscles and exercising as much.

More information about achieving optimal health can be found in the Horse Hair Analysis® section of the DePaolo Equine Concepts website.

” Horse Hair Analysis results show that most horses are deficient in electrolytes and require supplementation.  Many feed programs do not contain adequate levels of these minerals.  To solve this problem, I recommend adding electrolytes to almost all of the HHA Personal Supplements.” – Mark DePaolo, DVM

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