Endura-Max Plus™

$10.41

Oral electrolyte paste specifically designed for endurance horses.

Supports optimal performance and quick recovery.

Available sizes:

  • 60cc oral dosing syringe. Each syringe contains a single serving.
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Product Description

Why choose Endura-Max Plus Electrolyte Paste?

Easy to carry and easy to administer, each single-serving syringe of Endura-Max Plus Paste provides the ingredients necessary to support optimal long-distance performance and maintain a healthy gastric environment. This dual-action electrolyte paste keeps your horse going down the trail.

Endurance horses’ electrolyte needs are unique during competition and training

On the trail, endurance horses deplete electrolytes differently than the average horse. Electrolyte research has shown that not only do endurance horses lose sodium, chloride, and potassium, but also high levels of calcium and magnesium. Endura-Max Plus Paste has a unique formula that contains the key electrolytes lost when endurance horses sweat and helps maintain healthy acids levels in the stomach.

Endura-Max Plus Paste facts:

  • Concentrated electrolyte; replenishes electrolytes and supports normal gastric environment.

 

  • Convenient oral syringe eliminates the need for mixing powdered electrolytes with messy yogurt or applesauce.

 

  • Easy to administer on the trail or at check points.

 

  • Replenishes the additional calcium and magnesium depleted during long, slow work.

FAQ

  • Why is electrolyte supplementation important to maintaining general wellbeing?

  • Electrolytes perform critical functions within the horse’s body. They help regulate healthy nerve and muscle functions by carrying electrical impulses between cells. In addition, they assist the body in maintaining normal fluid balance.

    Under normal circumstances, well-nourished, sedentary horses have little trouble keeping electrolytes at appropriate levels without additional supplementation. This does not hold true for equine athletes or horses maintained in hot, humid environments. Horses that must cool themselves through sweating and those that are exercised regularly at moderate to high levels of intensity may lose more electrolytes than their bodies can replace through a normal diet. In these instances, electrolyte supplementation is recommended to support healthy electrolyte balance. Adequate electrolyte supplementation also supports a normal thirst response that sustains healthy levels of hydration.

  • How much Endura-Max Plus Paste should I give my endurance horse during a competition?

  • For immediate supplementation or pre-loading prior to competition: ½ to 1 tube

    During competition: 1 tube at each mandatory stop

    Important Note:

    Always provide free-choice, clean water to horses receiving electrolyte supplementation.

  • Is daily supplementation necessary for my endurance horse?

  • Daily supplementation of electrolytes to an endurance horse is discretionary. A normal maintenance intake for horses at rest in hot environments, those that sweat when being transported, or those that sweat during light work is 1 tube per day.

    Horses at moderate work levels should receive 2 tubes per day split into two feedings, and those in heavy training require 3 tubes per day split into 3 feedings.

    Important Note:

    Always provide free-choice, clean water to horses receiving electrolyte supplementation. Lack of adequate water in a diet supplemented with electrolytes may lead to dehydration and other serious metabolic disorders.

  • How is Endura-Max Plus Paste uniquely formulated for endurance horses?

  • Research has shown that not only do endurance horses deplete sodium, chloride, and potassium, but also high levels of calcium and magnesium. Because electrolyte balance is critical for maintenance of health and performance, replacement of all the lost electrolytes is crucial. Endura-Max Plus Paste is formulated to provide the key electrolytes lost in sweat, such as sodium, chloride, and potassium. Unlike other electrolytes, Endura-Max also replaces much needed calcium and magnesium.

    Endura-Max Plus Paste also contains ingredients that help maintain a healthy level of acid in the stomach, supporting a healthy stomach environment.

  • Can Endura-Max Plus Paste be used for horses other than endurance horses?

  • No. Endura-Max Plus Paste is a unique formula designed for the special needs of endurance horses. The long duration of work performed by these horses, often in hot, humid environments, results in unique metabolic conditions that are not typically experienced by other performance horses. Endura-Max Plus Paste provides additional calcium and magnesium that are required by horses participating in low-intensity, long-duration work. Kentucky Performance Products recommends the use of Summer Games® Plus Electrolyte Paste for performance horses other than endurance horses.

  • What is the role of electrolytes?

  • Electrolytes play an important role in maintaining osmotic pressure (which regulates the flow of water in and out of the cells in the body), fluid balance, and normal nerve and muscle activity.

  • How does Endura-Max Plus Paste support healthy acid levels in the stomach?

  • The ingredients in Endura-Max Plus Paste help maintain normal stomach pH and healthy mucosal tissues much the same way saliva does.

  • How does sweating during exercise cause dehydration?

  • Horses generate a tremendous amount of heat in their bodies when they exercise or when they are stressed. When the core body temperature rises, the sweat response is triggered. Sweat is nature’s way of cooling the horse’s body through evaporation off the surface of the skin and it helps keep his core temperature at normal levels. Sweat is made up of fluid and electrolytes, so when horses sweat, they lose both water and minerals. Exercise can lead to dehydration when a horse is unable to rehydrate adequately during and after exercise. Dehydration leads to a change in osmotic pressure that signals the metabolic system to begin shutting down. It also decreases the thirst response, so horses stop drinking, making matters worse.

  • How do electrolytes support a normal thirst response and maintain a health hydration status?

  • Thirst, the desire to drink, is stimulated when electrolyte concentrations in the blood rise, signaling the body to get a drink. That is why you are thirsty after a salty meal. In the horse, when large proportions of electrolytes are lost due to sweating, the concentrations of electrolytes in the blood remain static and even though the horse needs fluid he does not get the physiological signal to drink. By replacing the electrolytes lost during sweating the signal to drink remains “turned on.” Since the ratio of electrolytes is critical to maintaining the correct electrolyte balance, it is important to offer an electrolyte that provides the correct electrolytes in the proper ratios. It is also very important to always provide free access to fresh water when a horse is being supplemented with electrolytes.

  • How do I know if my horse is working hard enough to supplement with electrolytes?

  • Electrolyte supplementation is recommended any time horses sweat consistently. Any level of work produces body heat and subsequent sweating. In cooler weather, the sweat may be evaporating before you see it, but the electrolytes are still being lost. Also take into consideration factors such as the time your horse spends in a trailer or tied to the trailer at an event during the heat of the day. The stress of unfamiliar environments alone can cause your horse to sweat. Under any of these circumstances, electrolyte supplementation is recommended.

Recommended For

Endura-Max Plus Paste is recommended for:

Endurance horses in training
Endurance horses in competition

Ingredients

Each 60cc syringe provides:

Sodium (Min.) 6,600 mg

Chloride (Min.) 14,000 mg

Potassium (Min.) 4,300 mg

Calcium (Min.) 900 mg

Magnesium (Min.) 180 mg

What makes Endura-Max Plus Paste unique?

Endura-Max Plus Paste was formulated to address the special needs of the endurance horse. Its unique formula contains the normal electrolytes lost in sweat, as well as added calcium and magnesium that are often depleted during long rides. Endura-Max also contains ingredients that support normal gastric pH levels and help maintain a comfortable stomach.

Many electrolytes contain as much as 85% dextrose (sugar). The concentration of electrolytes in Endura-Max Plus Paste is uniquely high and it contains a minimal amount of sugar.

Serving and Storage

Endura-Max Plus Paste serving instructions:

Prior to or during competition:

  • For immediate supplementation or pre-loading prior to competition: ½ to 1 tube
  • During competition: 1 tube at each mandatory stop

Daily supplementation:

Daily supplementation of electrolytes to an endurance horse is discretionary. When horses sweat, they lose electrolytes and fluid. Extremely dry climates or cool temperatures can cause sweat to evaporate quickly, causing a rider to underestimate the amount of sweat a horse is producing. Daily temperature, humidity, and workload should be taken into consideration when supplementing with electrolytes.

  • Horses in light endurance training should receive 1 tube per day.
  • Horses in moderate endurance training should receive 2 tubes per day, divided into two separate feedings.
  • Horses in heavy endurance training require 3 tubes per day, divided into three separate feedings.

Always provide free-choice, clean water to horses receiving electrolyte supplementation. Lack of adequate water in a diet supplemented with electrolytes may lead to dehydration and other serious metabolic disorders.

A veterinarian should be consulted before giving electrolytes to a horse that is unwilling to drink or cannot drink.

Storage and shelf life:

Store Endura-Max Plus Paste in a cool, dry place. Protect from freezing or extreme heat. Shelf life is 24 months from date of manufacture when stored under suitable conditions.

Available size:

60 cc oral syringe

More Information

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