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RE: An e-lyte question from SA

So you do not use a syringe you use an electrolyte
applicator. That is what we did at the WEG in Sweden in

Bob Morris

-----Original Message-----
From: Kristene Smuts []
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 8:10 AM
Subject: RC: An e-lyte question from SA

Hi guys (nice to see the Americans up and about ;-)) )

First, our rules state that we may not apply any substance
with a syringe into the horse's mouth, so e-lyting the way
you guys do it, is out.

So, I've always given the powder lytes in the meal at the
rest stop - the concentrate is mixed with water and chopped
carrots and the dose of lytes - and a big bucket of water is
provided.  I normally start with the breakfast before
race-day and dose with every meal - free choice hay and
water is always provided.

Now, my question is this - since you paste the lytes and
generally found that it works for you, do any of you see any
drawbacks in the way I'm doing it?  And also, have any of
you tried the way I do it, and if so, what problems or
successes have you found with this method?

Maybe I should also say that we ride loops, generally 30,
30, 20 kilometer loops with non-groomed water points roughly
every 10 kms, so plenty of water along the way as well.


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