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April 9, 2011

Endurance Blurbs: Water & Electrolyte Balance in the Exercising Horse

This is one of the best articles to make sense of the thirst response, the importance of balanced electrolytes vs. fluid losses, and how important eating plenty of hay is to the over all thirst response, as well as low doses of electrolytes during a competion.  Well worth the read!

Water and Electrolyte Balance in the Exercising Horse

Credits: Laurie Lawrence, Ph.D. Department of Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


  1. You're right: that is an *excellent* article.