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AniMed™ Via Calm With Live Yeast Cultures
Please Note: Via Calm is formerly known as Vita Calm. We have been informed this was a name change only and not a formulation change. The item is undergoing a rolling packaging change so the label may look different online from what you receive.
Nutritional blend that includes a supplemental source of natural calming ingredients for anxious, restless or high strung horses.
Contains 1000mg l-Tryptophan, 500mg Thiamine, 20mg Calcium, and 2.5mg Magnesium
Also includes Yea-Sacc® 1026, which provides a source of live, naturally occurring beneficial micro-organisms to help promote the best possible digestion, help stabilize cecal and colon pH and encourages healthy digestion and gut stability
Available in 2 pound and 5 pound containers each packaged with scoop for easy feeding
Feed daily with feed ration 2 tbsp per 1000 lb body weight.
Feed 2 to 4 tbsp 3 to 4 hours prior to event.
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Why did you choose this?
good for hypp horse? safer than using corn syrup for hypp horse?
Best Answer: Don't know anything about corn syrup - other than sugar (i. e. corn syrup) makes people hyper, why would you give that to a "hypp" horse? We used Vita-Calm for a horse on 8 wks stall rest. VC took the edge off but horse was still excitable. Needed something stronger so tried Platinum Tranquility (Expensive!) which 1- has a restriction: can use for only 8 days, and 2 - importantly, did no better than VC. We went back to using VC. After his turnout and riding resumed, before we stopped VC, it actually made him sleepy and he started taking a lay-down nap in the afternoon.
Does this product work if you only give it to them just before say, trailer loading or trail riding? or must you feed it to them daily for it to work?
Best Answer: Yes it does. It's not a sedative, won't put them to sleep, but takes the edge off. Kicks in in about 20-30 minutes. I love this profuct and have used it for over 3 years
is this a powder or pellet?
Best Answer: This is a powder. I have been using this product along with the ulc-r-aid for a few years now for my gelding who treated a few years ago for stomach ulcers. I can not say enough good things about these products. I also use the vita-calm for a few of my other horses. Both products are very palatable. I think these are great products at a great price. A friend also started giving her mare vita-calm last year and was amazed at the results. A definite thumbs up!
Is this legal for FEI shows?
Best Answer: As far as I know any supplement that affects a horses performance is not allowed. There is a list that may be helpful to you. Check FEI. org They have a list that you can download that has all the allowable/controlled/banned meds/supplements on it.
how does this do for a hot gaming mare?
Best Answer: We have used this product on some hot Arabians before with success. After exhausting efforts of regular work, desensitizing, and using natural horsemanship and good Horsemanagement. Addressing training, mare issues, and nutrition are important factors, as well as vet care. This product works well, and I would recommend it.
Which product would you recommend for a qtr. horse that internalizes - especially when trailer loading (even though he has been trained and trailered for yrs.) and going out into unfamiliar trails - Vita-calm or Confidence EQ?
Best Answer: I use Vita-Calm on my QH mare who is great in an arena but is a little nervous on unfamiliar trails and I trail ride a lot.. This product seems to help a little as long as I give it to her a couple of hours before we go and the full amount directed on label. You might as well try it as it's not that expensive and see if it works on your horse. Smart Pak also has some good calming products. Hope this has been helpful.
I have a 20-24 yr old Appy gelding. Has had diarrhea issues since I rescued him several years ago. Per Vet we've tried, hay change, feed change, Metro tabs, Probios, SmartGut, Sandrid. Thought it was stress related because of younger gelding in pasture bothering him, but sold the other gelding. He was dry for about a month. Then started again. It was mostly during the winter, until other gelding was with him. Now thinking it may be stress because of weather? Thinking of trying Vita-Calm to see if it helps. Any thoughts from anyone?
Best Answer: My 16-yr old Lipizzan/Connemara cross gets diarrhea from magnesium, so any product (most calming products contain magnesium) will create this problem for him. It could be the same issue with your horse. Hay also has a lot to do with this type of problem, so soft, grassy hay, may help, as well as a visit from the dentist. I had to discontinue Vita-Calm because of the diarrhea issue caused by the magnesium, but it worked well for calming him.
Can you use with a joint supplement? I'm using Dumor to help my mare.
Best Answer: I'm not a vet I would think it is ok. My vet had me give this to my young Arab when he injured his foot. I wouldn't say it makes him significantly calmer if there is something specific bothering him but it does reduce his pacing and takes the edge off of his tendency to get upset.
how long does a dose last?
Best Answer: It really depends on the horse's metabolism and size and frequency of dosage. Here are the instructions from the product label:
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Horses of all classes and ages 1 to 2 tablespoons per 1000lbs body weight daily. Or 2 to 4 tablespoons 1/2 to 1 hour prior to an event which may create excitement or stress. The large end of the enclosed scoop measures 1 tablespoon (approx. 1/2oz). Or, as recommended by a veterinarian.
Can I give this to my gelding with his normal vitamins or is that exceeding anything that could prove dangerous?
Best Answer: I gave it to my mare just before farrier and vet visit Never gave it with anythig else . I"m not vet but I think you should check with him first. The product did work well for me. Calmed her down and never had any side effects
Other than double the tryptophan and big cost difference, what sets Ulcer Aid apart from Via Calm ? Would Via-Calm essentially provide the same benefits as Ulcer Aid or Ulcer Gard?
Best Answer: Please contact our customer service department and we would be more than happy to assist you!