Aids in the prevention of electrolyte imbalances caused by dehydration
Net Weight :
5 & 20 KGS
Packaging Type :
The "Economical" Alternative to Salt/Electrolyte replacement in Tropical Climates Vetplus "Tropical Salts Electrolyte" will replace lost body salts and aids in the prevention of Electrolyte imbalances caused by Dehydration, Heavy Exercise and Excitation Leading to Excessive Sweating.
Fluid and electrolyte loss in sweat during exercise is relative to the speed and duration of work, the environment conditions and the training status and fitness of the horse. During exercise, 80% of the energy metabolized during muscle activity is given off as heat, which is dissipated largely by evaporation of sweat secreted from the skin surface during and after exercise to cool the body.
Under hot, humid conditions sweat losses of 10lts to 11lts per hour have been measured during moderate exercise. An endurance horse can lose up to 60lts of sweat during a 160kms Endurance rider under warm and humid conditions.
Hot and humid conditions prolong sweating time during recovery from exercise, as the evaporations of sweat are less efficient, especially under conditions with little or no air movement. As a horse became fitter, it expends less heat energy during exercise, and improves it is efficiency of heat loss from the skin surface, reducing sweat loss. Up to 30% of the accumulated heat in the muscles, blood and gut contents is eliminated via the highly vascular, large surface area of the lungs as a horse pants after hard exercise.
The concentration of sodium / potassium and chloride in sweat increases as a horse sweats more heavily.
Use up to 120gms (2 level scoopfuls) per day into the horse feed