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Equine America - Apple Lytes Powder - 2.5kg

Equine America - Apple Lytes Powder - 2.5kg

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Equine America Apple Lytes Powder is carefully formulated to begin to replace the key electrolytes and encourage drinking to help prevent dehydration and maintain peak performance.

An increase in body temperature, either as a result of exercise, travelling or high environmental temperature will cause the horse to sweat. The evaporation of this sweat helps the horse to cool down and regulate his body temperature. Sweating causes fluid loss, together with the loss of body salts or electrolytes, which are contained in the sweat. The important electrolytes are Sodium and Chloride, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium and they play many key roles in the body, but especially muscle contraction, the nervous system, and maintaining the fluid balance around cells. Potassium is usually supplied in abundance in the horse’s diet, as most forages such as pasture, hay and haylage are high in potassium. Sodium and Chloride are found at much lower levels in forages, and even for horses in light work, sodium and chloride need to be provided on a daily basis. Most compound feeds such as cubes and mixes, will provide some sodium and chloride in the form of salt, but if intakes are low, this may not provide enough, and supplemental electrolytes will be required. Similarly, hard working horses, especially in hot or humid conditions, will lose larger quantities of electrolytes and water in sweat. There will often not be enough in normal daily feed to replace these losses, and additional electrolytes will be needed to replenish these losses, encouraging the horse to drink and promote rehydration, to maintain health and performance. A horse in moderate work, trotting and cantering, can lose as much as 5-7 litres of fluid, and 50-70g electrolytes in an hour, and this will increase as the work intensity or duration increases, and even more if the weather is hot and humid! So maintaining hydration, and replacing lost electrolytes is important not only for elite competition horses, but for all horses and ponies who are sweating after work – from Pony Club rallies or long hacks in the summer, right through to international eventers, show jumpers and dressage horses! Because horse sweat contains a higher concentration of sodium and chloride than his other body fluids, it is important that supplemental electrolytes are provided at the correct concentrations to ensure that the desire to drink is maintained, so fluid balance AND electrolyte losses can be restored, to promote recovery, and ensure continued optimum performance. This is especially important during long distance travel, or longer show and events, when fatigue will increase, and performance will decline if electrolyte and fluid balance are not restored.

Equine America Apple Lytes have been carefully formulated to replace the key electrolytes and encourage drinking to help prevent dehydration and maintain peak performance all season.

Equine America Apple Lytes are highly palatable, and should be mixed in feed. Clean, fresh water should always be available.

Key Features

✔ Provides a carefully balanced ratio of key electrolytes: sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium.

✔ Promotes drinking and rehydration and restores lost electrolytes, to help maintain optimum performance.

✔ Low sugar and suitable for all horses and ponies.

✔ Highly palatable apple and cherry flavour, easily mixed in feed.
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✔ Equine America is BETA NOPS and UFAS assured which means that full product traceability is in place, along with a quality assurance program which minimises the risk of contamination of the feed with prohibited substances and NOPS. Products are formulated to be suitable for horses competing under FEI regulations and the Rules of Racing.

Instructions for Use

Feeding Guidelines:

• For 400-600kg horses in Light work: 30g per day.

• Strenuous exercise or sweating heavily: 60g per day.

• Maximum: 60g per day.

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• For 300-450kg ponies in Light work: 15g per day.

• Strenuous exercise or sweating heavily: 30g per day.

• Maximum: 30g per day.

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• 30g (approx) measure enclosed.

• Do not exceed recommended intakes unless under professional advice.

Specifications

Size: 2.5kg.
Brand: Equine America.
SPR Centre Product Code: KM4788.
Barcode: 5060343794788.

Ingredients and nutrition

Composition:
Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate, Potassium Chloride, Dextrose, Calcium Gluconate.

Additives (per kg):

Technological additives: Monosilicic acid (E551a) 500mg.

Sensory additives: Mixture of flavouring compounds.

Analytical Constituents:
Crude Ash 74.3%, Chloride 40.4%, Sodium 22.5%, Magnesium 1.7%, Potassium 6.7%, Calcium 0.5%.

Ingredients Per 30g Serving:
Sodium 6800mg, Potassium 2000mg, Chloride 12200mg, Calcium 150mg, Magnesium 500mg, Dextrose 2200mg.

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