Tag Archives: potassium

Electrolyte Supplements

If you are thinking ahead to the imminent summer heat by looking at electrolyte supplements, good for you.  Horses lose massive amounts of electrolytes (and water) in sweat, putting them at high risk for dehydration, impaired performance, heat stroke, GI … Continue reading

Posted in Equine Nutrition | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Supplementing Electrolytes

Do you know how to supplement electrolytes properly to meet your horse’s needs?  Probably not.  If you are relying on manufacturer’s recommendations to get it right, odds are even worse. Electrolytes are minerals which are free within the blood and … Continue reading

Posted in Equine Nutrition | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Feeding HYPP Horses

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis is a muscular disorder traced to descendants of the QH stallion Impressive. HYPP is caused by a mutation in a protein inside the “voltage gated sodium channel”. When a motor nerve fires, it triggers opening of sodium … Continue reading

Posted in Equine Nutrition | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment