Equine America Apple Lyte
Apple Lytes are a salt based electrolyte that can be added to feed om a daily basis. For horses working at a higher level there is also a syringe to administer instant replenishment of electrolytes.
Electrolytes and mineral salts are lost as horses work and sweat. Low levels can be replaced with sodium chloride (Salt) but if your horse is in medium to hard work and therefore sweating more often or more profusely an electrolyte supplement should be provided.
Without electrolytes, the horse will feel lethargic, and a continuation of this loss is highly detrimental to the horse’s health. As the main electrolyte is a salt (sodium chloride) it is important to use a salt based product (not a solution) as it is not possible to suspend enough of the mineral salts needed within a solution. Electrolytes should not be fed to a dehydrated horse - always ensure water has been ingested first, and that the horse has recovered from exercise.