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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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Is this calmer show legal?
Best Answer: *This product contains l-tryptophan, which may be prohibited in certain competitions. Take caution when using on a competition horse subject to drug testing. Check with the event sanctioning body for the necessary withdrawal times.
I have a 4 yr old Arabian that is VERY high strung and nervous all the time. I am wanting to take her to her first show in the spring. Would this help calm her down and help her in a very stressful event?
Best Answer: Yes this product helps moderate that sort of behavior...but you have to tackle the nervous horse more ways than just a supplement, such as do not feed alfalfa or reduce it to a mix fed once a day (to help with possible ulcer responses to stress), and add a supplement for ulcer care, feed more frequently, perhaps add mare products;)....naturally it's best to school nervous horses elsewhere as much as possible so that you learn to allow tons of time for your horse to learn to accept new situations....I always go early and walk my horses around, standing by "scary" things feeding treats reassuring, etc. Animed vita-calm is a really top notch effective product that can enhance calming....I feed it daily then double for stressful days. Good luck!
Is this legal for USEF/FEI competition?
Best Answer: I wouldn't think so; the label lists L-Tryptophan as an ingredient, and it does caution users to check with event sanctioning for necessary withdrawal time.
I have a quarter horse who is an absolute nutcase. If he isn't turned within a day he's almost impossible to handle. If theirs food involved, he's impossible to handle. He is so anxious that he can't wait for you to open the gate he just charges it. He gets anxious if you take too long to tack up. He will never stand still in the wash stall, water on or off it doesn't matter. And last but not least at shows he is super anxious and I have to keep him moving or else he starts acting up. He's especially bad at equitation and any time I try to make him stand at a cone he freaks out. Avoid all these scenarios and he is the calmest, the most docile and cuddliest horse ever. Would this product help calm his nerves at shows?
Best Answer: Our customers rate this product very high. While we cannot 100% guarantee that it will work for your horse, it would certainly be worth trying.
I have a mare that is normally fairly calm, but if I take her out of her own or trailer her anywhere she's pacing and dripping sweat everywhere! Will this product work for her?
Best Answer: It may help, but it sounds like she is missing her friends or just her home. Some horses sweat a lot in the trailer in general, without the other nervous type symptoms. I would be more concerned about the pacing, that's where the vita calm might help. I used it with injured horses that were confined to stall rest for long periods of time, to cut down on the screaming and running around in the stall on an injured leg. It may take several days before a change is noticeable, so you can't just give it to her on the day you're planning to take her somewhere. You would have to plan ahead, or just give it to her daily all the time. Does she act the same when she has a friend in the trailer with her?
Has anyone used this product before having farrier work done and if so, did it help any?
Best Answer: Do you mean, in terms of keeping the horse quiet while the farrier is working? This is not something you would typically give (for instance) just before the farrier's visit.
I use this for a mare who is in season practically 24/7, year-round (her seasons are legendary). She gets a particular dosage with every meal. It really makes a difference. We have tried Regumate, Chinese herbs, and medroxy progesterone. The medroxy worked for two years, before giving her a murderous season (during which she was dangerous to herself and others). To jump to the bottom line, we have been using Vita-Calm for two years, with great success. On behalf of my mare and the humans who have to be around her, kudos to Vita-Calm!
Looking for a pure tryptophane like you used to sell years ago. Not a mixture. What is in Vita Mix?
Best Answer: I think it is herbal, natural. I have a bucket
of a similar product I use on.my Arabs who tend to run hot. I still lunge before riding and sometimes give them the calming agent. I am on the road until end of month so I cannot access the barn. But, the inert ingredients should be listed. I do see a difference when I use and the horses like it Regards, Ron
How many scoops are in this container?
Best Answer: 5lbs x16 oz/pound = 80 scoops of 1oz