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Re: [RC] Electrolyte Intolerant - Truman Prevatt

Ridecamp Guest wrote:

Please Reply to: Koylynn Webdell kalikona@xxxxxxxxxx or ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wanted to find out if anybody has or had a horse that
is not able to have electrolytes? How it was discovered and how it is handled at rides?
I know electrolytes are releatively new to endurance riding. I have been a volunteer at Tevis for 18 years and know the old days.
My mare had a major colic at an endurance ride this year
one of the possibilties or contributing factors was electrolytes. I gave her lytes every 2-3hrs she was eating and drinking no problem. Blood tests showed her magnesem was high. Our vetrinarian isn't sure if it is or not due to the other circumstances.
Thanks for your input

The very first distance clinic I attendend was in 1989 - 16 years ago. The speaker was Kerry Ridgeway from at that time CA. He spend about an hour on the importance of electrolytes, how much is lost and replacement. He even had his own recipe that many of us used for till commerical products came along. Not to say there are not some horses that have issues with them, they have been around for a long time.



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[RC] Electrolyte Intolerant, Ridecamp Guest