Virbac Recharge - Horse



RECHARGE® the sports drink for horses

An aid in restoring fluid and electrolyte levels depleted by strenuous exercise and sweat loss during training, racing, competition and transport in all performance horses.


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.

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