Why do horses need added electrolytes

Electrolytes are simple minerals. It is a big need of almost all body functions like nerve, muscles and the digestive system. Electrolytes maintain the body fluid balance and the circulatory system because of positively and negatively charged particles.


The best electrolytes are the following:

  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride

The recipe is quite famous that is

Two parts of table salt (NaCl), two parts of the lite salt (that is the mixture of KCl and NaCl) and 1 part of the crushed tums tablets or the dolomite powder for the addition of calcium and Magnesium.

This recipe is the best for your horses. Your horse would get two ounces on a daily bases during heavy sweating and hard work.


  • In the case of horse electrotypes vs. salt. Salt is a necessary key for proper body function. Salt is equally needing the horse as much as other electrolytes like Magnesium, calcium and potassium. The electrolytes like Magnesium, calcium and potassium maintain the internal body feature while salts balance the Ph and muscle functions.
  • A horse may require the 1100lbs or 500 kg for the maintenance level of one ounce.
  • For the electrolytes paste when the horse sweat, then they lose the maximum electrolytes. Then the application of the paste is enhancing the energy level of the horse and boosts up their stamina. Med- vet electro- cell paste and Kauffman’s electrolyte paste are supplementing that feed to the horse as a paste form.
  • In the hot weather, most of the electrolytes are deficient because of high temperatures and more sweating. Then use that electrolyte for the horses that maintain their energy level at high temperatures, like under the hydration condition adding three to four tablespoons of the salt on the daily feed that help to encourage under hydration.
  • Diarrhoea and ulcer if the horse faces any symptoms about the ulcer and diarrhoea, then treat with the medicine. If not severe, then the electrolytes are best, and symptoms will be minimized within 2 to 3 days.


  • NAF Liquid electrolytes have been designed in such a way that it can quickly and safely replace the necessary essential body salt and minerals that are lost and minimum when the horses are sweating during the running, work, exercise and intense work. If the replacement is not done, then due to sweating, horses feel laziness, fatigue and increase the injury chances that maybe remain long-lasting. NAF Liquid electrolytes are the best replacement in these conditions.
  • Horses supplements for the best caring of the horses, the owner of the horses always try to grab all necessary supplements like vitamin and minerals, joint, hoof care, weight gain, skin and coat, gastric, digestive support, oil and calming supplements.
  • Apple Lytes has been carefully formulated in such a way to replace the electrolytes and encourages the drinking to avoid dehydration. Apple lytes are highly palatable, easily mixed in feed and clean and fresh water always available.

So the electrolytes are the big needs of the horses because they help them to remain energetic and prevent many diseases and other risky symptoms.