ElectroBalance, with its key electrolytes and organic minerals, is an important part of your horse’s diet.
Horse owners want to give their horses the very best care—and that includes a healthy, balanced diet for optimum performance. ElectroBalance, with its key electrolytes and organic minerals, is an important part of that diet.
ELECTROLYTES Equine sweat is hypertonic meaning that the concentration of electorlytes is higher in sweat then in blood. As a result hard-working horses can lose considerable amounts of electrolytes during work. Electrolyte depletion can lead to reduced nerve conduction, muscle function, and dehydration. It is vital that electrolytes provide adequate sodium, chloride and potassium, to replace losses quickly. ElectroBalance also provides Vitamin D for bone health and Vitamin E to support muscle recovery after heavy work.
“ElectroBalance may not seem like an obvious choice in the winter but we challenge you to think again. Winter is a time when it can be a struggle to get your horses to consume enough water. Research has shown that they do not particularly like drinking cold water. When given the choice between water with a temperature around freezing verses water heated to be around 65 degrees, the horses drank 40% more from the heated water. While heating water in cold climates is ideal another trick is to stimulate thirst by insuring your horse is consuming enough sodium. Like you, when circulating sodium levels rise so does the desire to drink. Not only does feeding 2oz of ElectroBalance provide your horse with about 7 grams of sodium but the products bentonite clay base has also been reported to increase water consumption. Help keep your horse hydrated this winter, feed ElectroBalance daily.” ~ Dr. Clair Thunes PhD Nutritionist
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BENTONITE CLAY Bentonite Clay has long been appreciated for its properties as a binder in animal feed and also as a digestive tract conditioner in livestock production. Bentonite is a naturally occurring type of smectite containing sodium calcium aluminosilicate that comes from volcanic ash in the Untited States. Clays are crystalline molecules made up of alkali cations and have a positive electronic charge. The three dimensional arrangement of molecules within the clay creates internal voids and channels that trap other molecules. Interesting side note: In pigs smectite clays are shown to alter the microbial population in the gastrointestinal tract resulting in more favorable gut flora. It is thought that this is achieved by changing the intestinal environment due to the clay’s alkaline pH which influences the growth of specific types of bacteria. Smectite clays have been shown to reduce post-operative diarrhea in horses with colic associated with the large intestine.
GROWTH SUPPORT Siliac has an important role in the development of new bone helping in the calcification process. Additionally silicon has a major part to play in forming the collagen matrix. A good matrix is vital to preventing bones from being brittle. Research has shown that feeding silica in the form of hydrated aluminosilicates to racing Quarter Horses dramatically decreased injury rates. These horses were able to train and race further before injury. Mares supplemented with hydrated alumina silicates have higher levels of silicon in their milk and serum.
MYCOTOXIN BINDER Feeds fed to horses may contain mycotoxins. In other species mycotoxins have been linked to lack of appetite, weight loss, poor performance, depression, as well as reduced fertility and growth rate. Bentonite clay and sodium calcium aluminosilicate, the two main ingredients in Gastro and ElectroBalance, have been shown to be beneficial in livestock feed by reducing the negative effects of toxins such as fumonisin and aflatoxins that are molds that can occur naturally in feeds. Integral A+ in the GastroBalancePLUS is supported by many research trails and is shown to remove potentially harmful mycotoxins.
ZINPRO TRACE MINERALS Unlike the naturally occurring oxide and sulfur forms of zinc and copper commonly used in supplements, Zinpro performance minerals are attached to the amino acids methionine and lysine. This may improve their absorption as it allows the minerals to leave the gastrointestinal tract via pathways meant for amino acids rather than those used by all minerals. Over 200 peer reviewed studies show improvements in hoof health, improved feed utilization, immune function, skin and epithelial health and improved production response in stressful conditions.
ELECTROBALANCE PASTE FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS Administer one full tube of Electrobalance Paste one hour after strenuous work and again 4 to 6 hours later. Further electrolyte support should be provided by feeding Electrobalance powder. Always allow free choice access to fresh, clean water following supplementation with EE products.