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Cindy in Lexington wrote at 2013-03-28 01:45:13
I take part in endurance races, in a place with very humid,hot summers.  Tying up is a common problem.  Usually it is caused by an electrolyte imbalance.  There are electrolyte supplements, but for daily use, 30 cc of apple cider vinegar with the mother of vinegar(apple silt) still in it is a great system balancer, both for humans and horses.  Squirt it in his mouth or on feed. I don't use daily, but before races(and during, endurance races have scheduled stops)and high stress times.  In hot summer, 2-3 times weekly. Eliminates tying up problems. Be aware, however, that once a horse has developed a recurring issue with tying up, he or she is more prone to it, have your vet check him out to determine if safe to continue racing.


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