COCO LYTES electrolytes – supporting and maintaining your horse in peak condition
June 23rd, 2021
During warmer weather, a yard essential is a tub of Electrolytes- crucial to support our hard-working equines post strenuous competitions and exercise on hot days. COCO LYTES™ Electrolytes For Horses is a unique formulation based on dehydrated coconut water; itself one of the best natural sources of potassium and very low in sugar.
With this unique formula of specific vitamins & minerals, Equine Management’s COCO LYTES™ offers the best method for supporting and maintaining your horse in peak condition.
Available in 3kg & 10kg sizes – manufactured for and Distributed by Equine Management Ltd, sold here at World Wide Tack.
Why do Horses need Electrolytes?
When exercising, particularly in a hot environment, your horse sweats! The action of sweating helpful as it allows our equine’s to reduce their body temperature. As the horse or pony sweats this moisture is absorbed by the atmosphere, evaporating and in turn cooling the body. This system is highly functional- but the problem lies with the loss of beneficial minerals.
Equine sweat is what is known as isotonic. This means that the sweat contains salts, known as minerals, including sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and chloride. Losses of these minerals can cause our horse’s to suffer from tiredness, muscle stiffness, dehydration and in severe cases colic.
When exercising intensely a horse can lose up to 15 litres of sweat per day so it is clear to see with such considerable losses it is vital to replenish our equines depleted stores of both water and lost body salts!
What can horse owners do about it?
Providing an Electrolyte supplement in the diet after travelling, competing or a strenuous training session can help equine naturally recover post exercise by correcting the balance of electrolytes and water within the body.
Supplying electrolytes alongside ample fresh water to accompany the supplement allows equines to refuel their bodies.
This is ideal for competing horses and leisure horses on hot days giving horses and ponies the extra boost they need by ensuring the necessary nutrients are available.
Read the distributor Equine Management’s blog – ‘How do I know when to give electrolytes to my horse? (Plus: NEW COCO LYTES electrolytes for horses).’