Did you know? Electrolyte balance is involved in every physiological process in the horse’s body. They conduct electricity and manage all bodily fluids, among other things, and since an adult horse’s body is composed of roughly 70% water, the horse’s body is mostly fluids. Let’s focus on that.
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Equiwinner, the 10-day electrolyte-balancing treatment is not about feeding more electrolytes. It’s about making them work properly. Optimum electrolyte balance restores horse health and that’s why Equiwinner, available from Signal-Health, is known for resolving and preventing many horse health conditions including anhidrosis (non-sweating), tying-up, and exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH). It has recently been shown to effectively reduce the attraction flies have to horses.
Get Freedom from Pesky Flies with Equiwinner
We all look forward to nice riding weather but not what comes with it, fly season. Flies bother horses for different reasons. Non-biting flies feed on bodily secretions while biting flies are out for blood.
Have you noticed that flies prefer some horses more than others and wondered why?
It’s because the conductivity of fluids in and around cells in the skin can affect whether or not flies are attracted to the skin of the horse. It’s better when electrolytes work properly as Nature intended because improperly balanced fluids in skin moisture or bodily secretions actually attract flies, particularly fluid exuding from the eyes. However, optimum electrolyte balance has an evolved signal that repels flying insects so they leave your Equiwinner treated horse alone.
Some horses will naturally have this anti-fly signaling property. For horses that suffer from fly nuisance though, Equiwinner can reset their electrolyte balance so their skin moisture and other bodily fluids have the proper signal that flies are not interested in.
With Equiwinner, win the race and lose the flies!
Deanna Searles, an AQHA trainer who has used Equiwinner for more than four years for horses that have trouble sweating in the summer heat of Scottsdale, Arizona, has noticed over time that her horses treated with Equiwinner patches have significantly fewer flies and bugs bothering them than their herd mates.
“Recently we tried Equiwinner on a horse that had tons of flies – just swarms of flies on his neck on both sides,” said Searles. “After using the Equiwinner patches for ten days, the flies don’t seem to bother him anymore.”
WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer Mary Burger found similar results. An Equiwinner user for more than five years to prevent bleeding and tying up in her barrel horses, she tried the patches recently on one of her young horses, a three-year-old who was particularly bothered by flies.
“He was one of those kinds of horses that waited at the gate to be rescued to get away from the flies,” said Burger of the light buckskin. “Since putting the Equiwinner patches on him, there are very few flies on him and he’s very comfortable. His coat color is beautiful and not faded. All of the benefits that come from using the Equiwinner patches are just awesome.”
If you’ve got a fly magnet in the barn or a horse that always wants to be rescued from flies in the paddock, try Equiwinner, available from Signal-Health, now and enjoy a healthier, happier summer with your horse. Or if your competition horse no longer pays attention to you when trying to get rid of troublesome and annoying flies, Equiwinner can give him freedom from flies and restore his focus to perform.
Of course, if you live in an area where flies or mosquitos carry lethal diseases, then please follow the instructions of the public authorities or your vet.