What do Electrolytes ACTUALLY DO???
At the risk of sounding ignornant, I have always thought that electrolytes administered into a horses feed was a salty/chalky powder that made them incredibly thirsty. I know I would be awfully thirsty after eating something like that. I am also aware that they replace the ions, salts, etc etc in the horses body that are lost through sweat. However I was recently told that when electrolytes hit the horses intestines it causes a draw of water to the area, making for better digestion and thus making the horse thirsty. Never heard that one before.