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Electrolytes are minerals essential for critical functions such as, regulation of muscle contractions and transmission of nerve signals, monitoring of fluid levels, and filtering of waste products through kidneys and liver, pH balance, cardiac and respiratory function, and proper digestion and nutrient utilization. During hard training sessions, horses will sweat to cool themselves resulting in significant fluid and electrolyte losses. In situations with high heat and humidity, horses can lose over 15 liters per hour along with the major electrolytes (Na+), Potassium K+, Chloride (Cl-), and to a lesser degree, Calcium (Ca+) and Magnesium (Mg+). During low-intensity training session, sweat losses of 5 liters per day will contain 33gm of Sodium, 55 gm of Chloride, 46 gm of Potassium. Intense training sessions such 3 day event horses competing in high heat(>25C and 80% humidity), sweat losses can be >20 litres per day, equating to average losses of 85gm of Sodium, 140gm of Chloride and 64 g of Potassium. Studies at the Kentucky Equine Research Inc., revealed that race horses on Furosemide often taken to prevent EIPH, (Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhaging) had nearly double the amount of weight and fluid loses (26.4 ± 3.3 lb) compared to the control group (14.7 ± 2.6 lb), and 40 to 50X more Sodium and Chloride losses in sweat comparison to control the group. Calcium and Potassium losses were also detected and Calcium losses remained elevated for 72 hours. Special attention and care should be taken for all horses that are medicated with Furosemide to ensure adequate fluid and electrolyte balance is maintained pre and post racing. Electrolyte imbalances can occur when horses sweat >10 litres/hour or during extended periods. By not replacing fluid loss and electrolytes especially during hot summer days, not only will performance be hindered, but the risk of heat stress and heat exhaustion could develop with serious life threatening results such as decreased blood pressure, narrowing of blood vessels and impaired heart function, kidney and liver shutdown. Strictly Equine Aqua-Lytes provides all essential electrolytes that are lost in sweat.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Sodium chloride 4500mg, Niacinamide 500mg, Dicalcium phosphate 500mg, Calcium chloride 927mg, Magnesium sulfate 1125mg, Glycine (L) 303mg, Potassium chloride 1500mg, Zinc sulphate 66mg, Calcium pantothenate 501mg, Copper sulphate 33mg, Vitamin D3 150iu, Manganese sulfate 12mg

DIRECTIONS FOR USE (HORSES): 30ml daily in feed or in water Sodium chloride 4500 mg / 30mL Dicalcium phosphate 500 mg / 30ml Calcium chloride 927mg / 30ml Magnesium sulfate 1125 mg / 30ml Potassium chloride 1500 mg / 30ml Niacinamide 500 mg / 30ml Zinc sulphate 66 mg / 30ml Vitamin D3 150 iu / 30ml Glycine (L) 303 mg / 30ml Copper sulphate 33 mg / 30ml Calcium pantothenate 501 mg / 30ml Manganese sulfate 12mg / 30ml