|Per 1 oz||Concentration|
|Calcium min||170 mg||0.4%|
|Phosphorus min||150 mg||0.53%|
|Salt min||16.2 mg||57%|
|Salt max||17.6 mg||62%|
|Sodium min||6.4 g||22.4%|
|Sodium max||6.9 g||24.4%|
|Magnesium min||160 mg||0.56%|
|Potassium min||3.5 g||12.5%|
|Chloride min||13.2 g||46.4%|
|Copper min||10 mg||350 ppm|
|Iron min||52 mg||1,860 ppm|
|Manganese min||4 mg||150 ppm|
|Zinc min||25 mg||900 ppm|
|Niacin||19.7 mg||315 mg/lb|
|d-pantothenic acid||18.3 mg||293 mg/lb|
When horses work hard, or are exposed to stressful situations, the demand for specific electrolytes, trace minerals, and vitamins can exceed the available supplies. At times like this, additional nutrients must be provided to meet the increased demand.
Essential electrolytes are required in the proper concentrations and ratios.
Electrolytes in the correct concentrations are critical to the maintenance of adequate hydration levels and a wide range of bodily functions.
Electrolyte ratio, which is the concentration of electrolytes compared to one another, is critical. Research indicates that sweat contains about twice as much sodium as potassium, and twice as much chloride as sodium. ElectrolyteWise is a properly balanced electrolyte that contains a 1:2:4 ratio of potassium, sodium, and chloride, respectively.
In addition to providing horses with the appropriate electrolytes, ElectrolyteWise supplies minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, manganese, and zinc. These minerals are necessary to support and promote optimal muscle function, immune response, and energy conversion. They contribute on multiple levels to the overall wellbeing of your horse.
Niacin (B3) and Pantothenic acid (B5)
Supplying water-soluble B vitamins in conjunction with electrolytes can replenish your horse’s stock of vitamins before a deficiency occurs.
Vitamins B3 and B5 are involved in a number of metabolic functions at the cellular level. In addition, they are critical components of enzymes that manage a wide array of key energy-producing systems within the horse.
ElectrolyteWise should be added as a top-dressing on the daily grain ration or mixed with a carrier (applesauce or molasses, e.g.) and given orally.
ElectrolyteWise can be used as a daily supplement. Because of its concentrated formula it is easy to adjust the level of supplementation to meet your horse’s individual needs. The amount of supplementation will depend on the level of work and the intensity of the heat and humidity the horse is working in.
During the cold winter months ˝ to 1 oz of ElectrolyteWise can be supplemented daily to stimulate a horse’s thirst response. Proper hydration in the winter decreases the risk of impaction colic. Horses should have access to ice-free fresh water at all times when being supplemented with an electrolyte.
|Level of work||Normal Environment (oz/day)||Hot, Humid Environment (oz/day)|
|*It is recommended to divide daily doses of 3 to 4 ounces into separate feedings of no more than 2 oz each.|
Guidelines for determining workload level
Always take temperature and humidity levels into consideration when supplementing with an electrolyte. Horses will sweat more in hot, humid climates. When it is very dry or cold, sweat may evaporate quickly and be less noticeable.
- Visible Sweat (up to 5 liters sweat loss)
- For example: dressage, western and English pleasure, trail horses, equitation, etc.
- Dripping Sweat (5-10 liters sweat loss)
- For example: jumping horses, racehorses, barrel racing, cutting, roping, etc.
- Dripping Sweat for Extended Periods (more than 10 liters sweat loss)
- For example: upper level three-day event, western performance horses, polo ponies
Storage and shelf life
Store ElectrolyteWise in a cool, dry place and keep lid tightly closed between uses. Shelf life is 24 months from date of manufacture when stored under suitable conditions.