Citrate based buffer for “tying up”
Accumulation of lactic acid in the blood & muscles may cause muscle stiffness, muscle cramping (stiffness) and damage to the muscle fibres.
Lactic Acid build up prevents muscles from operating normally during exercise.
Symptoms of ‘tying up’ include:
✓Short strides and general discomfort
✓ Reluctance or refusal to move
✓Severe contraction or spasm of the large muscles in the horse’s hindquarters or back
✓ Sweating and anxiety
✓Increased respiration, pulse rate and anxiety
✓ In severe cases, the muscle protein myoglobin leaks into the bloodstream, staining the urine brown or red