A scientifically formulated, balanced electrolyte replacer for horses.
What is KelatoLYTE?
KelatoLYTE is a scientifically formulated electrolyte replacer designed to mimic the composition of horse sweat.
How does it work?
Supplementation with KelatoLYTE will help to reduce the risk of dehydration and associated disorders such as poor performance, fatigue, muscle stiffness, colic and even death (in severe cases).
Horses require electrolyte replacement when they have been sweating, whether from:
- During hot, humid conditions
“You can lead a horse to water…”
It is important to remember that electrolyte replacers are not only essential to replace the electrolytes lost in sweat, but they also encourage adequate water intake. We have all heard the adage “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink”. There is a physiological explanation to this. When humans sweat, we lose more water than electrolytes in our sweat, causing a rise in blood sodium concentration. Sodium is thought to trigger the thirst response and we therefore feel the need to drink until fully rehydrated. Conversely, horses lose equal amounts of electrolytes and water in their sweat. The horse will get a slight rise in blood sodium concentration and will drink a little, but not enough to fully rehydrate. Hence, why they don’t feel the physiological need to drink even though they have sweated profusely.
Features & Benefits
- Scientifically formulated to mimic the composition of horse sweat.
- Effectively replaces what is lost in horse sweat.
- Contains 88% electrolytes and NO bicarb!
- Facilitates fast rehydration and encourages drinking.
- Can be used as a daily supplement, an isotonic drench or an electrolyte paste.
- Sodium – 216.0g
- Chloride – 484.8g
- Potassium – 167.0g
- Magnesium – 16.9g
- Glucose – 92.0g
Directions for use
Top dress the horse’s feed according to the following directions:
- Light sweating – 30g
- Moderate sweating – 60g
- Heavy sweating – 90g
*Dose rates based on a 500kg horse.
Do NOT add KelatoLYTE to the horse’s drinking water.
For an isotonic drench, mix 60g of KelatoLYTE in 5L of water (12g per 1L). Always consult with your veterinarian before using an electrolyte drench.
An electrolyte paste can be formed by mixing 30g of KelatoLYTE with water or apple sauce. Electrolyte pastes should not be used on dehydrated horses or those refusing to drink.
*Always ensure the horse has access to fresh, clean water when supplementing with electrolytes.