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Re: Baking Soda

In a message dated 98-11-23 22:51:03 EST, writes:

<< She is having to give a hopefully future endurance/CTR horse baking soda on
 daily basis for his kidneys.  What are the pro's & con's of this treatment?
 She is afraid that this treatment may be detrimental to him in the long run.
 What do you think Heidi & all? >>

Can't think of ANY pro's for this treatment for a distance horse.  It has some
merit for anaerobic athletes who become acidotic.  Endurance horses tend to be
in both respiratory alkalosis from panting and metabolic alkalosis from losing
chlorides in sweat, and baking soda just makes the alkalosis that much worse.


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