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[RC] Commercial electrolyte treat analysis - Beth Leggieri

Have a question about a locally prepared electrolyte treat that is marketed by a performance horse vet and his wife (who owns a dressage barn).  Am wondering about the applicability to the endurance horse as opposed to the other disciplines they might have originally targeted.
 
Guaranteed Analysis (as copied from the label):
0.55% Phosphorus
1.5%   Salt (min)
2.0%   Salt (max)
3.0%   Potassium (Min)
44.0% Total Sugars (as invert) (Min)
 
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The directions:  For a taste reward for your horse, feed two to four treats alone, or with feed.
 
I am a tad concerned about the sugar content.  These ingredients are presented in a small moist treat that looks much like a fat, thick mint.
 
Feedback please on the applicability to the endurance horse--for easy feeding on the trail.
 
Thanks,
Beth, Texas


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