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AniMed Vita Calm


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Product Summary:

AniMed™ Vita Calm with Live Yeast Cultures


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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I have an OTTB gelding and an Oldenburg gelding that stress. It has high levels of calcium and magnesium...pretty much the same as the ulcer supplement. I'm not sure if it's their tummies that bother them, or just their nature. This seems to help.
SHARON S on Oct 31, 2015
calming my mare
Corinna A on Jul 22, 2015
Wanted to try this to see if it has a little more kick for everyday riding around the bridle path as my gelding is new to the area. Cannot use for show but reasonable price so thought I would try it out.
PAM T on Sep 3, 2015
this product works great on 2 out of my 3 horses, one mare who is always in season and my stud. Brings my hot barrel mare to a place where she is able to focus on me and wait for my cues.
NICOLE T on Jul 7, 2015
good for hypp horse? safer than using corn syrup for hypp horse?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2014
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.
Reply (1) · Report · Louise U on Oct 5, 2014
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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?
bill j on Feb 22, 2014
Best Answer: I feed two of my mares this daily with great results & have tried many other products expensive also & none work better than this one with mine! I don't know about the (corn syrup) but to me giving them that would make this worse just like feeding grain with lots of molasses in it ! My suggestion is certainly try the Vita Calm.
Reply · Report · LEANN P on Oct 7, 2014
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is this a powder or pellet?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
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!
Reply · Report · AMBER F on Jun 29, 2014
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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?
A shopper on May 13, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · TIMOTHY O on May 14, 2015
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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?
DEBRA B on Nov 28, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · Daniele J on Dec 6, 2015
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Can you use with a joint supplement? I'm using Dumor to help my mare.
A shopper on Sep 20, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · Julie B on Sep 21, 2015
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how long does a dose last?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · Maria PStaff on Jul 24, 2015
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Is this legal for FEI shows?
nanook on May 17, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · LEIGH R on May 18, 2015
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