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Virbac Recharge Horses



Recharge: the sports drink for horses

An aid in restoring fluid and electrolyte levels depleted by strenuous exercise and sweat loss during training, racing, competition and transport in all performance horses.

Contains a concentrated solution of electrolytes and glucose with a palatable apple flavour to:

  • Restore electrolyte levels immediately
  • Stimulate the horse’s natural thirst mechanism to increase fluid intake and support rehydration
  • Boost energy and assist in electrolyte absorption
  • Use for horses prior to, during and after travel
  • Use for performance horses following sweat loss
  • Rehydrate after illness or diarrhoea

Composition:Each 60 mL dose contains: Sodium 2.4 g, Potassium 1.8 g, Chloride 3.8 g, Phosphate 1.4 g, Magnesium 176 mg, Sulphate 695 mg, Glucose 15.6 g

Recharge concentrate solution can be administered by oral syringe over the back of the tongue, with immediate access to clean, fresh water provided to drink as required. Alternatively, Recharge can be diluted with clean, fresh drinking water as directed. Dosage rates are for 450 – 500 kg horses. Offer half dose volumes to ponies less than 350 kg.

Special Dose Rates

  • Severely Dehydrated Horses: 6 – 8 litres of made-up solution (40 mL RECHARGE/litre water) may be administered by stomach tube as required under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon.
  • Endurance Exercise: 60 – 80 mL can be administered by oral syringe over the tongue, during a ride or at check points, provided water is available or offered immediately.
  • Travelling Horses: 40 – 60 mL over tongue with water provided 30 – 60 minutes before travelling, repeat every 2 – 3 hours during travelling, and again on arrival as required.