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Re: [RC] Electrolytes 101? - Truman Prevatt

Find a formula that works for you. There are a lot of good formulas out there but make sure you get one formulated for endurance horses, not race horses, not cows, etc.

I have become a non fan of the pre mixed paste since I found some of mine went bad, i.e. even with all the salt it had mold growing in it. It is handy but it does have a shelf life.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the tried and ture formula 2 parts salt, 2 parts lite salt and 1 part dolomite.


Diane Conklin wrote:

The more I read about electrolytes the more confused I get. It sounds like Endura Max is one of the best to use but....I'm only doing LD's this year and I'm wondering if my mare even needs that since I'm not trying to be speedy, just complete. The chance of ulcers sounds like a big risk. I've used a little of the Farnum apple flavored electrolyte and I've used a little of the simple recipe in a book on Endurance (the author escapes me right now).
My mare is on 20acre pasture and gets John Lyons performance everyday. She is a good drinker and eater at rides.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Diane & Dancer

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[RC] Electrolytes 101?, Diane Conklin