A NOTE FROM OUR NUTRITION DEPARTMENT:
The JFM Nutrition Department reminds all equine owners and caretakers to be mindful of your horse’s water consumption during the summer months. The hot humid weather we experience during this period will increase your horse’s water requirements. Providing salt and electrolytes in the diet can stimulate your horse’s thirst response and encourage adequate water consumption.
As well, when horses sweat excessively due to exercise or heat and humidity, they lose important nutrients (electrolytes), such as sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Feeding supplemental electrolytes helps to replenish these nutrients lost due to excessive sweating. A deficiency in these nutrients can lead to reduced exercise tolerance and muscle problems.
The Miller’s Stone Store:
The Jones Miller’s Stone Feed Store (Heidelberg) has a variety of farm and equine products, including equine health care products, feed supplements, wormers and accessories. All of these can be added to your delivery order, or picked up during a visit to the store.