Bicarbonate of Soda




Sodium bicarbonate is usually known by the household name, baking soda. It is used as an antacid, a cleanser and to replenish electrolytes. 

For years, it has been common practice to administer small quantities of sodium bicarbonate or other alkalinising agents prior to a race. Sodium bicarbonate is also used to treat metabolic acidosis associated with colic in horses.