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  • Virbac Recharge Rehydrating




    RECHARGE is the ‘sports drink’ for horses and 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  


    • Horses prior to, during and after travel
    • Performance horses following sweat loss
    • Rehydration after illness or diarrhoea
    • “Tucked up” horses – showing signs of dehydration


    • Rapidly restores electrolyte levels - RECHARGE is formulated to provide rapid correction of fluid and electrolyte levels in the performance horse to maintain hydration, promote normal body function, provide efficient temperature regulation and heart and blood vessel stability and function.
    • Added glucose for energy and drive electrolyte absorption.
    • Versatile and palatable oral rehydration fluid – Can be diluted in drinking water or administered directing by a syringe over the tongue.


    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.

      By Oral Syringe over Tongue Made-up Drink in Water
    Light Work
    (up to 30 minutes duration)
    40 mL after exercise 40 mL in 2 litres of water
    Moderate Work
    (30 – 60 minutes duration)
    60 mL after exercise 60 mL in 3 litres of water
    Heavy Work
    (Racing, Jumping, Dressage, Polocrosse, Polo, Stock Work)
    80 mL after exercise 80 mL in 4 litres of water
    Heavy Sweat Loss and Dehydration in all horses, Endurance, Eventing 80 mL after exercise 80 mL in 4 litres of water

    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.


    Store below 30˚C (Room temperature). Protect from freezing. Replace cap tightly after use.


    • 1 Litre Pack: Provides 16 doses for an average horse.*
    • 5 Litre Pack: Provides 83 doses for an average horse.*

    *Based on a 500 kg horse in moderate work.