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Caring for your horse during summer starts from within and ensuring his electrolyte levels are maintained is an important step.

Horses regulate their body temperature by sweating, but not only does this dehydrate him, it causes him to lose precious electrolytes, too.

Electrolytes are salts and minerals – including sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium and magnesium – that are vital for maintaining your horse’s acid-base balance.

Electrolyte supplements can be given in a variety of ways, such as added to feed or diluted in water, to top up and maintain your horse’s electrolyte levels.

TOP TIP – If you opt to give your horse an electrolyte supplement in his water, also provide him with a source of fresh, supplement-free water, too.

Nettex Electrolyte Syringe Paste Boost

Works in 30 minutes and is great to carry with you on the go. The paste is given in a syringe, so it’s ideal for horses who are fussy or don’t finish all their food.

RRP £6.95 for 30g

nettexequine.com

Rowen Barbary Re-Hydrate

Contains all the necessary minerals in a palatable, water-soluble glucose base to help aid recovery and combat fatigue.

RRP £8.25 for 500g

rowenbarbary.co.uk

NAF Electrosalts

Provides a concentrated combination of essential salts and also aids their absorption. Simply dissolve in his water or add to feed.

RRP £6.50 for 150g

naf-equine.eu

Prosportive Electrolytes

Contains all the important minerals your horse loses in his sweat, as well as glycine to enable quick absorption.

RRP £12.00 for 1kg

prosportive.co.uk

Feedmark Replenish

A balanced blend of essential electrolytes that are important for correct muscle and nerve function.

RRP £28.99 for 1kg

feedmark.com

TopSpec Electrolytes

A high-salt formula that contains wild berry to aid palatability.

RRP £17.50 for 1.5kg

topspec.com

Animal Health Company Revive

A palatable, easy-to-mix electrolyte to replace your horse’s essential salts and minerals.

RRP £26.00 for 3kg

animal-health.co.uk

Gold Label Electrolytes

Replenishes electrolyte levels and contains soluble amino acids to help counteract muscle fatigue.

RRP £16.99 for 10 x 25g sachets

viovet.co.uk  

Cavalor Electroliq Balance

This liquid electrolyte is easy to administer and has a delicious flavour to help stimulate appetite.

RRP £25.60 for 1l

zebraproducts.co.uk

Equilibrium Products Simplyboost electrolyte

An easy-to-feed liquid supplement that replenishes your horse’s body salt levels.

RRP £9.95 for 500ml

equilibriumproducts.com

Rockies Baby Pure salt lick

Pure salt highly pressurised to form a long-lasting block.

RRP £2.98 for 2kg

rockies.co.uk

Original Landmühle German natural rock salt

Unprocessed rock salt containing essential minerals as well as naturally bound iodine.

RRP £7.49 for 5kg

kramer.co.uk

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