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BECTYL electrolyte paste for horses

BECTYL is a concentrated oral paste formulation of electrolytes, B-Group vitamins and Vitamin E to supplement the diet of performance horses engaged in strenuous exercise or during and after transport, where these nutrients may be limiting.

  • Horse
  • Australian made
    Australian made


BECTYL is a unique paste supplement of key minerals B-group vitamins, vitamin E and citrate to help:

  • Restore levels of electrolytes before and after travel
  • Maintain appetite and vitality during competition
  • Speed up recovery after exercise
  • Buffer acid build-up during exercise


  • Horses prior to, during and after travel
  • Performance horses
  • “Tucked-up” horses – showing signs of dehydration
  • Horses in hot weather or experiencing a period of excessive stress
  • Rehydration after illness or diarrhoea


  • Restores electrolyte balance –  Loss of large amounts of electrolytes can lead to dehydration, fatigue and subsequent poor performance. BECTYL helps restore this balance.
  • Scientifically balanced for rehydration and recovery –  Estimated sweat losses in performance horses can range from 10 L – 60 L per day. BECTYL helps to encourage drinking and provides key nutrients to restore fluid balance and aid in recovery.
  • Functional ingredients –  BECTYL contains B-group vitamins to assist efficient utilisation of energy; citrate to help buffer against acid and vitamin E to mop up dangerous free radicals produced during exercise to prevent muscle soreness and fatigue.
  • Convenient and palatable –  BECTYL’s apple-flavoured paste is conveniently packaged in a syringe, making it easy to take to shows/events or administer after racing.


Each 60 mL syringe contains:

  • Electrolytes
    • Chloride 18.6 g
    • Potassium 7.2 g
    • Sodium 5.6 g
    • Magnesium 5.8 g
    • Calcium 1.6 g
    • Sulphate 0.34 g
  • Micromineral
    • Zinc 0.23 g
  • B-group Vitamins
    • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 100 mg
    • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavine) 120 mg
    • Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide) 360 mg
    • Vitamin B5 (Calcium pantothenate) 160 mg
    • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride) 7.5 mg
    • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) 28 mg
    • Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 0.81 mg
  • Antioxidant
    • Vitamin E 2.2 g
  • Buffer
    • Citrate 2 g


  • In performance horses: Give 30 mL (half a syringe) after competition or after arriving home from the race. If given before a race or competition, please check with relevant authorities.
  • Endurance exercise: 30 – 60 mL can be administered directly over the tongue, during a ride or at check points, provided water is available or offered immediately. Give 60 mL on completion of the event and 30 mL on two consecutive mornings after the event.
  • Travelling horses: 30 mL – 60 mL over tongue with water provided 30 - 60 minutes prior to travel. Repeat every 3 – 4 hours during travelling and again on arrival as required.


Store below 25˚C (Air conditioning). Protect from freezing


60 mL syringe (2 x 30 mL doses for average horse*) in a display box of 15 units.

* Based on 500 kg horse in moderate work

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