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    07-12-2011, 05:35 PM

I've heard that Gatorade can be used to provide electrolytes for horses. A boarding barn that I previously boarded at used it frequently,but I'm not sure the specifics of how they used it. Does anyone know how much to give the horses?
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    07-12-2011, 05:48 PM
Why not just buy electrolytes? It is not as expensive as buying gatorade all the time.
    07-12-2011, 05:59 PM
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Gatorade can most definitely provide electrolytes to a horse, but as wetrain said- its really smarter to just buy the electrolytes. I give gatorade to my horse in the summer as a treat every now and then, but at two dollars a bottle (that is drained within a minute) it would cost quite a lot to use all of the time! Go to a local feed store and request some electrolytes- I can get a large bucket that lasts two weeks for $15. I believe they even have flavors to pick from now. Also!

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