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Absorbine Bute-Less Pellets

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Product Summary:

Absorbine Bute-Less Pellets
(formerly known as Equine America® B-L®)

The new Absorbine Bute-Less provides natural support for a healthy inflammatory response and long term comfort. It can help manage aches and discomfort and improve mobility without gastric upset or ulcers.


  • Comfort and recovery support
  • Gentle on the stomach
  • Contains Devil’s Claw Extract, Vitamin B-12, and Yucca
Item Specifications:

Active Ingredients per 1 oz. (28g):
Yucca Schidigera Extract: 690 mg Devil’s Claw Extract: 350 mg
Vitamin B-12: 20 mcg

Inactive Ingredients:
Apple Flavor, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Molasses, Propionic Acid (preservative), Vegetable Oil, Wheat Middlings

Directions for Use:
Administer one scoop daily for an adult horse weighing 1,100 lb. (500 kg). Adjust amount according to your horse’s actual weight.

2 lb. (32-day supply)
5 lb. (80-day supply)
10 lb. (160-day supply)

For Label Information and MSDS Sheet, please click on Manufacturer Information to the right.

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Product Reviews by Customers

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Great supplement
My mare who has a genetic growth deformity in her hock has done great on this in the winter. This is the second winter I am feeding it and she seems a lot more comfortable in the cold.
January 29, 2018
1 month ago
Excellent for pain relief
I have used this product for many years. it has an excellent safety profile for the active ingredients of devil's claw and yucca. and they are very effective for pain and inflammation relief.
the only caution I would note is that the product does have molasses in it so someone with an insulin resistant horse may need to exercise caution about that.
October 28, 2017
over 2 years ago
Bute-Less Pellets
My aged mare has arthritis and she has a hard time walking. This supplement has helped her and she eats it which is a big plus. She hates most supplements.
September 22, 2017
5 months ago
The product works great when I can get my fussy mare to eat it.
I love this product my mare is so picky I have to hide it in sweet feed. My 20 year old gelding gobbles it up. I highly recommend it....
April 26, 2017
Great product!
I love to keep these pellets on hand for every day aches and pains. Having several seniors on the property, it's great to be able to give them something safe to make them comfortable.
February 28, 2017
Effective for showing hind hooves on an older horse.
Very palatable for my fussy eater. Eliminates butte for my use. Pellet bag lasts me 2 years+. Give her 1 scoop 1hr prior to Ferrier shoeing her hind hooves. Amazing!
November 26, 2016
Use for horses & mules after we ride 8-hour days - no issues; also have used when farrier comes for older pony mule who has arthritis in one hip and hurts him to pick up his hind leg. Use instead of bute before farrier comes and works just as well
October 24, 2016
Works great!
The Absorbine Bute-Less Pellets really work. My 24 year-old mare has arthritis really bad in both knees and she is more comfortable since I started using this product. I like the pellets better than the powder product I was previously using.
August 25, 2016
Very impressed with product
Have a 21 year old arthritic horse that shuffles, turns slowly and has hard time walking. Have had him on this product 5 days and he is showing signs of improvement. Had farrier trim his hooves today and he did better for the farrier today then he has in over a year. Farrier even commented on how much better he is and asked me what I was giving him. I am so very happy I found this.
August 24, 2016
wow it works
didn't realize how well it worked until I gave some to my 31 yr old mare before the shoer came to trim her. She was able to stand without being figity...... I give it to her all the time now....
July 26, 2016
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Not as effective as pharmaceuticals, but works with no ill effects.
WILLIAM R on Oct 9, 2017
Pain relief
David L on Sep 10, 2017
Not as effective as pharmaceuticals, but works with no ill effects.
WILLIAM R on Oct 9, 2017
I use this for my 30 year old mare with Arthritis. It helps keep down infamation, so she only requires Bute for flare-ups. Gentle on her stomach.
Kate B on Sep 22, 2017
Pain relief
David L on Sep 10, 2017
great daily support for general soreness
KAREN W on Aug 24, 2017
works good
MARGERY M on Jul 5, 2017
I have a mare that has some arthritis in her right front leg. Had her checked for ringbone and navicular and she doesn't have either. Started her on this a couple of months ago and she is doing so much better!
Phyllis B on May 22, 2017
We would rather use this when possible for our buy with navicular instead of Bute.
Debbie B on Mar 11, 2017
Horses seem to like to eat it and worked great, should have ordered it again and forgot....
Jacque A on Jan 6, 2017
for my arthritic gelding
KELLY S on Jan 5, 2017
I needed a trusted product that my horse would eat easily, I cannot give her pastes. I really appreciate this.
Denise S on Nov 12, 2016
good value and it works
Carolyn G on Nov 8, 2016
horse has arthritis she is 35 years young
ALESSANDRA C on Sep 19, 2016
I know this stuff works. I use it on my 19 year old barrel horse!
Angela G on Apr 22, 2016
Wanted an alternative for bute.
Diana P on Mar 6, 2016
I like how it works it's natural and easy on the horse's stomach .
KATHY R on Mar 1, 2016
helps horses with painful chronic conditions
CLAUDIA P on Jan 27, 2016
I read some good reviews so I thought I'd give it try.
sal a on Jan 23, 2016
Wanted to try because I have 27 yr old horse having hard time walking, rolling...just moving with out pain. Now he will kick, buck and even roll in his stall.
KIM L on Jan 15, 2016
Used before and just reordering. Works great. no stomach upset for my boy.
SYLVIA S on Jan 12, 2016
I chose this product because it had such good reviews in relieving pain and it does not contain BUTE instead it has natural ingredients which are less harmful.
Christie C on Dec 28, 2015
My gelding has arthritic knees from his former life as a roping horse. He is picky but eats the pellets without any grain and it works! Seems to be a very effective anti-inflammatory.
DENISE A on Dec 1, 2015
This helps with the aches and pains associated with arthritis that my horses suffer from.
PAMELA D on Nov 22, 2015
The product works and my horses like the taste.
Linnea K on Nov 12, 2015
My horse is insulin resistant and it seems to help her without the use of Bute.
Linda G on Oct 17, 2015
It works!
Linda W on Sep 30, 2015
I have a 35 y.o. QH w/ stiffness, etc. He recently had a severe abscess in a rear foot which caused a lot of collateral muscle injury in his rear end and topline. Buteless seemed a likely choice over other pain killers that cause digestive inflammation. It seemed to help so I am continuing use thru the winter. He has returned to cantering in for feed time.
sybil h on Aug 26, 2015
for my senior horse
lynda r on Aug 21, 2015
This product keeps my older mustang pain free without the worry of stomach problems that Bute can cause.
ANN W on Aug 18, 2015
These work great in place of Bute for my barrel horses who work really hard. I also use this when getting a new horse into shape or when there's been a minor injury. No side effects.
SONIA T on Aug 14, 2015
Wanted to try this for my older horse and the price looked right
DEBRA Y on Aug 13, 2015
It works Great for my 32 year old mare :)
PEGGY K on Aug 8, 2015
It was for any pain my guys might have without giving Bute.
skippy on Mar 2, 2015
Just in case I need it
Deborah V on Feb 14, 2015
It has proven to help relieve arthritis pain in my horses.
Jennifer A on Jan 29, 2015
This is the first time that I have purchased this product. Hopefully this will give Mack some natural relief of the aches and pains of advancing age. Mack will be 30 in May and doesn't tolerate aspirin type products for pain. I'll post my findings if I repurchase this product.
CAROLE M on Jan 23, 2015
B-L Pellets are the bomb for inflammation and overall pain relief.
CINDY R on Dec 1, 2014
I have an older horse who has arthritis in his legs bad and this helps him with the pain in order to trim his feet too.
RENITA R on Sep 12, 2014
For pain relief.
ELEANOR E on Aug 5, 2014
Replaced the BL brand
JEANNE S on Jul 24, 2014
Have a 34yr. old that used it everyday, really helps to maintain, pain with out the side effects of bute.
Cathy P on Jul 19, 2014
could not get BL solution
JEANETTE G on May 27, 2014
this is a new item for me. not sure about it yet
LINDA R on Apr 30, 2014
I use this for my 30 year old mare with Arthritis. It helps keep down infamation, so she only requires Bute for flare-ups. Gentle on her stomach.
Kate B on Sep 22, 2017
great daily support for general soreness
KAREN W on Aug 24, 2017
Do you have to use this every day, or is it something i can administer when I want to ride. I usually give her bute the day before and the day of my ride. Can I do that with this product?
runaroan on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use this daily for my geri horses. I give them the suggested one scoop each day and I also use MSM and glucosamine with it. this has very much improved movement and decrease joint pain I feel with my horses. I have been doing this for years with great results. I have never had any gastrointestinal issues using the pellets daily. one could definitely not use bute daily without upset stomach or worse. good luck tammy. you need to give this product a bit of time to kick in 3 weeks or so.
Can this be used with Heiro?
Betty H on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Think you need ask vet. I understand Heiro is for insulin resistance. Buteless is Herbs. BUT, they do effect pharmaceutical products. ( don't know Heiro) so i would google counter reactions. Some vets don't like Herbs, period. Call Buteless , Absorbine Co. Ask them, not this type of site.
I am wondering if this product would work for a horse with laminitis to relieve pain and discomfort. He is currently on bute, but I would really like to find an alternative. Has anyone tried this for laminitis and if so with what result?
Sharon G on Apr 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We cannot guarantee this will work for your horse but some of our customer have written reviews on the item which can been seen above the product summary. As always we cannot give out medical advice so please contact your veterinarian before using.
Can bute less be mix in with other pellet feed like Elk Grove Milling sable mix?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure what the sable mix is, but I do mix the Buteless Pellets with grain. Be very careful that you do not use the Buteless Pellets or any other Devil's Claw ingred. in conjunction with prescription Bute. My horses have responded very well with the Buteless Pellets and have fed this long term without repercussions. Good luck!
is Bute-less safe to gave to breed mares?
A shopper on Jan 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It does not say on the package. But is does say dstributed by W.F. Young inc
Questions? go to the .absorbine . com web site.
Can I give the Absorbine bute-less Pellets with the Glucosamine? My horse has scar tissue from an old injury and I use Glucosamine for her arthritis but now she is in more pain. Do you think this product would help her?
cindy p on Jul 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we cannot give out medical advise. I would contact your veterinarian.
Will this help with inflamation caused from injury ? I always have brute on hand for injuries. I know its hard on kidneys so if I can find something else that would work instead.
VENESSA C on Feb 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would highly recommend keeping Bute-Less on hand aling with Bute. Try the Bute-Less first and use Bute only if necessary. I have used Bute-Less for the last 30 years with several different horses for different reasons and have never been disappointed. I have a 28 year old mini now that has been on it for 3 years along with U Guard to help defend against any stomach upset and she is doing great! I highly recommend those 2 products.
Devils Claw can sometimes cause stomach upset, but that is a much lesser concern than the side affects of using Bute.
Do you give this with morning feed or evening? Does it matter?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We feed supplements on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.. then we feed our 28 yr old horse her watered down food after...This product is not suppose to be hard on the stomach like real bute..but I want our horses when needed not to be diluted with other food..I don't think morning or afternoon makes any difference.A very good product been using it for a couple of years with no problems. We use the flex wafers along with this product, the horses love them.
Would this product be appropriate for my arthritic pet heifer? She has been on Bute. She is not a milk producer nor will she be eaten.

A shopper on Nov 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not, might want to check with your vet first. I don't have any experience with cows but if she's on bute then I don't think this product would do her any harm.
can bute less be used on a donkey?
A shopper on Jan 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We had our retired Yosemite mule on B-L pellets for several years with good result. I do not see a problem giving them to a donkey. The ingredients are natural and effective. A better way to go than drugs, when possible.
I am giving my mare Bute for seedy toe. Would like to switch to Bute-less. How soon after stopping the Bute can I start the Bute-less?
Hellen E on Jul 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't believe I am qualified to answer your question, but with that said.I have used Bute-Less for more then 4 years, I have always seen improvement while I used it instead of Bute.
We have a older gelding 26 that we use B&L every time we ride him so he is not sore, about a 1/2hr before we ride and the ride is 2 hrs. then in the evening with his hay we give him one more dose. It could be weeks between riding him and he does not get anymore until we plan to use him. Just make him more comfortable
Bute-less for founder?
A shopper on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Buteless pellets are a homeopathic form of Rx Bute...It is a natural inflammatory, that is not hard on the stomach like Rx Bute, for long term use..We have had our 28 year old mare on it for arthritis for several years without any stomach uses..For founder after your Rx Bute , you could probably keep using the Buteless pellets as a daily help for inflammation and pain...Im no vet, just know it has worked well for our horses and others horses as well.
Can bute-less be given more than once a day?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Catsclaw and yucca which are what BL Pellets are made from, are both extremely safe herbs. The usual doses for a horse of the catsclaw alone is 4 grams and 15 grams of yucca. Each 1 oz (28 g) scoop of BL Pellets only has 360 mg in it of catsclaw and 690 mg of yucca. So, it is safe, and I have given it twice a day when there has been a need to do so.