A supplement with unique electrolytes to provide oral hydration support when your horse needs it most.
Proper hydration is essential for a horse to maintain normal fluid-electrolyte balance essential for health and performance. Unlike traditional, salt-based hydration products, Equine BlueLite contains a combination of electrolytes with sodium chloride needed for electrolyte balance, probiotics to support beneficial gut health, energy metabolites for energy uptake, and other vitamins and minerals to help achieve balanced health.
Equine BlueLite is available in a powder, pellet, or jel, allowing horse owners flexibility for easy use. Use Equine BlueLite to ensure that the horse maintains electrolyte balance, encourages water and feed intake, and receives the hydration needed to stay healthy during times of extreme exercise, stress or heat.
FEED USE: Foal and yearlings: Daily top dress 1-2 ounces of EQUINE BLUELITE POWDER on the grain ration.
Working/pleasure horses/ponies: Top dress EQUINE BLUELITE POWDER on the grain ration according to the degree of dehydration based on the following:
|WEIGHT||AMOUNT OF EQUINE BLUELITE|
|Ponies/Horses||Routine or Mild Physical Activity||Extensive
|300-600 lbs||1-2 ounces daily||2-3 ounces daily|
|600-900 lbs||3-4 ounces daily||4-6 ounces daily|
|900-1200 lbs||5-6 ounces daily||6-10 ounces daily|
|1200 lbs +||7-8 ounces daily||8-10 ounces daily|
WATER USE: Add 1-2 ounces of EQUINE BLUELITE POWDER to each 2 gallons of drinking water consumed by a horse daily.
Horses will usually consume drinking water equivalent to 7-9% of their body weight. The demands of profuse sweating from hot weater, lactation and extensive exercise may increase their water demands by 20-50%.
Equine BlueLite (powder)
|Copper (Cu)||Min||100 ppm|
|Iron (Fe)||Min||200 ppm|
|Manganese (Mn)||Min||250 ppm|
|Zinc (Zn)||Min||320 ppm|
|Vitamin A||Min||800,000 IU/lb|
|Vitamin D||Min||160,000 IU/lb|
|Vitamin E||Min||800 IU/lb|
Working/pleasure horses/ponies: The EQUINE BLUELITE PELLETS product is formulated to provide supplemental energy and oral hydration support for all classes of horses. Top dress or mix into the daily ration at 4-8 ounces per head per day based on the level of heat stress or activity of the horse. For show horses it is recommended to use 4-8 ounces per head per day for 1 week prior to transport and 2 days after returning based on level of stress or activity of the horse. Suggested usage rates are based on a 1000 lb horse, adjust product usage according to body weight of horse.
Equine BlueLite (pellets)
|Copper (Cu)||Min||1 ppm|
|Zinc (Zn)||Min||41 ppm|
|Vitamin A||Min||13,500 IU/lb|
|Vitamin D||Min||4,500 IU/lb|
|Vitamin E||Min||180 IU/lb|
Working/pleasure horses/ponies: Give entire tube (60 ml) directly on the back of horse’s tongue. Provide one tube prior to, one tube during, and one tube after exercise.
Equine BlueLite Jel
|Copper (Cu)||Min||220 ppm|
|Zinc (Zn)||Min||770 ppm|
|Vitamin A||Min||1,600,000 IU/lb|
|Vitamin D||Min||325,000 IU/lb|
|Vitamin E||Min||1,600 IU/lb|
When does your horse need electrolytes?
Two-thirds of a horse’s body weight is water, making electrolyte balance an important every day event for your horse. A horse can lose fluid through sweating, defecation, urination, and respiration. Dehydration increases during stress, hot weather, heavy workout, sweating, diet changes and disease. If electrolyte balance is not replenished, blood volume decreases and potential negative health effects such as sluggish behavior, colic, failure to perform, and shock.
Are all electrolytes the same?
Simply stated, ‘no’. Certain electrolytes utilize a high level of salt which can do more harm than good. The five major electrolytes which must be replenished include: Potassium, Chloride, Magnesium, Sodium, and Calcium. To ensure that the supplemented electrolytes and nutrients are absorbed, Equine BlueLite uses Betaine, an osmolyte to help with water and electrolyte uptake by the cells. To help effectively use and restore lost electrolytes Equine BlueLite includes a proprietary formula of energy metabolites and electrolytes.
How can we reduce the occurrence of sand colic?
To help reduce the occurrences of sand colic it is important to provide adequate amounts of fiber, fresh water, and help restore proper nutrient absorption. We’ve developed a Sand Colic Protocol that outlines a 16 day program to help restore gut health and minimize the negative nutritional effects of colic. Read our Sand Colic Protocol HERE