Potassium (K) - horses

Usually, potassium is found in abundance in roughage. Therefore, potassium does not need to be supplemented under normal circumstances. Potassium influences the fertility, appetite and performance of a horse. Potassium is an important electrolyte which can be sweated out. It regulates numerous processes in the body and influences the regulation of water absorption by organs, muscles and bones. A deficiency can result in a decrease of appetite and reduced growth. An overdose of potassium will cause a horse to urinate more often.

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