KAUFFMAN’S® Salt Potassium is an economical alternative for the supplementation of Sodium, Chloride and Potassium.
Salt and Minerals for Horses
Sodium is a mineral and electrolyte essential for perspiration, healthy muscles and regulating the heart rate. When equine sodium levels are too low, the bloodstream can’t hold sufficient amounts of water, causing adrenal glands to release aldosterone. A hormone that instructs the kidneys to retain sodium, aldosterone promotes potassium excretion in horses and may create an electrolyte imbalance in horses engaged in vigorous physical activity.
In addition, if horse owners neglect to provide sufficient salt for horses, the horse may avoid drinking enough water, a risk factor in colic due to sand and other materials.
Additional Benefits of Loose Salt for Horses
Sodium and other electrolytes such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc not only maintain nerve and muscle functioning and blood pH, but also provide the following equine health benefits:
- Salt’s moistening properties are especially vital to horse health during winter, when skin, coat and mucous membranes are drier than normal.
- Salt enhances digestion by softening and reducing any intestinal obstructions or abdominal swelling.
- Salt offers an alkalizing quality that helps balance acidity in carbohydrate/high protein diets.
KAUFFMAN’S Salt Potassium Mix for Horses
Help your horse replace lost electrolytes lost due through sweating by supplementing their diet with KAUFFMAN’S Salt Potassium Mix. Comprised of 50 percent potassium chloride and 50 percent sodium chloride (salt), our premium salt for horses’ feed provides two kinds of electrolytes necessary for keeping your horse healthy and active.
Potassium chloride is another electrolyte that is important to a horse’s overall health. Horses involved in heavy training should have their feed supplemented with salt and minerals for horses to replenish neuromuscular nutrients lost in perspiration.
Salt for Horses Feeding Instructions
Kauffman’s® loose mineral salt for horses can be fed in one- or two-ounce increments each day per horse. Although both hay and grass contain some salt, they may not be enough for heavily perspiring horses grazing in warm weather or engaging in regular vigorous physical activity.
If you would like to learn more about the health advantages of Kauffman’s® proprietary salt mixes for horses, contact Daniel Baum Company today!
Your Questions Answered
Salt, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Silicate (anti-caking agent).
For use as a supplemental source of salt & potassium for equine. Feed free choice or at an approximate rate of one to two ounces per head per day. An adequate supply of clean water should always be available.
|Sodium Chloride (NaCl), min||47.4 %|
|Sodium Chloride (NaCl), max||52.3 %|
|Potassium Chloride (KCl), min||47.4 %|
|Potassium Chloride (KCl), max||52.3 %.|
|Elemental Sodium Content||18.6 – 20.6 grams per 100 grams|
|Elemental Potassium Content||24.9 – 27.4 grams per 100 grams|