Essentials for an improved performance and rapid recovery - a Veterinary perspective

By Dr Kate Martin BSc (Hons.) BVMS MRCVS, Senior Veterinary Consultant & Product Research Manager for eVetDrug Ltd. Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances have serious physical effects on any horse and can play a significant role in a horse’s recovery and performance. They can lead to fatigue, muscle damage, laminitis, azoturia (tying up), gastrointestinal issues or they can simply lead to a loss in performance; in fact, dehydration is understood to be the most common cause of under-performance and is said to be like ‘competing with a hangover’. As a horse sweats, it loses a hypertonic solution of water and vital...

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