AniMed Via Calm

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2 lb
Less than $0.30/DAY
(32 day supply)


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5 lb
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(80 day supply)


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Product Summary:

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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Style Item Number Model Number UPC
2 lb BWA59 002 90451 694244904516
5 lb BWA59 005 90452 694244904523

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Carolyn R on Jul 1, 2019
Trying anything to relive the anxiety of my Standard bred cross - this one doesn't have any banned ingredients in it
Debbie G on Mar 28, 2019
Carolyn R on Jul 1, 2019
Adding this product to the Formula 707 in the hopes I can get my mare to be agreeable for getting her feet trimmed and other training.
KAREN W on Apr 28, 2019
Trying anything to relive the anxiety of my Standard bred cross - this one doesn't have any banned ingredients in it
Debbie G on Mar 28, 2019
Tyrie P on Mar 14, 2019
wanted to try it
Lindy B on Mar 4, 2019
Helps to calm my anxious standard bread
Tracy D on Mar 1, 2019
This product really helped my horses survive the awful weather this winter when they were confined to their stalls for days at a time due to icy footing and polar vortex conditions.
Julie F on Feb 17, 2019
i have used this in the past and just refilling
David M G on Feb 14, 2019
A friend said it worked for her horse. My 5 year old is getting stir crazy this winter and I'd love to take the edge off for him if I can. All of the research I've found says it won't work, but the price is low enough to be worth a try anyway.
Tara R on Feb 11, 2019
I have a mare that is a little spooky at times. I'm hoping this will help calm her down and take the edge off for the parades.
Tyrie P on Feb 11, 2019
my horse has anxiety
Emma D on Jan 8, 2019
I don't take my horse away from home very often and when I do he is very nervous so need something to calm his nerves until he gets used to his surroundings -- am hoping this works for him.
Teresa Q on Jan 5, 2019
My girls love this...
CINDY J on Dec 16, 2018
This product has helped my rescue mare stay more relaxed and calm during her transition to a new barn and while in training. She is blossoming and starting to trust people. I am using Via Calm during this period to help her remain calm and settled during this time because she has had such an unsettled past and comes from a history of abuse and neglect. It is a helpful part of our training program.
Bella M on Nov 19, 2018
I now show in recognized USDF shows. After examining some herbal ingredients that may show up as positive, I selected this.
Paula N on Nov 14, 2018
feedback and price
Sharon B on Nov 5, 2018
good reviews. hoping it works on my ottb gelding.
Kaitlan L on Oct 22, 2018
My horse needs to calm down
Rebecca M on Oct 10, 2018
was recommended to calm my passing mare down
Tina L B on Sep 24, 2018
It works
David M G on Sep 17, 2018
Recommended for my mare who gets a little excited when riding with other horses
PATRICIA F on Aug 28, 2018
To help my horse with her show nervous
Heidi A on Jul 31, 2018
Have used this on my thoroughbred/paint mare. really does help settle her down!
Melanie B on Jul 25, 2018
Nutritional support for the anxiety prone horse that really works.
Barbara Z on Jun 26, 2018
Purchased it locally and seems to work. Stateline Tack offers a great price!
Daniel B on Jun 21, 2018
to calm my horse
JENNIFER V on Jun 20, 2018
It works....
Carolyn M on Jun 17, 2018
love this product
jacqueline c on Jun 11, 2018
A lot of construction going on around my neighborhood. This means daily new noises and sights. Sometimes my mare worries about this. Via Calm helps settle her when needed.
Irene V on Jun 6, 2018
AniMed via Calm was recommended by professional trainer.
Donna L on Jun 5, 2018
its a good product. Used this product with good results.
Kathleen S on Jun 1, 2018
Convenient to order online.
Debbie M on May 20, 2018
less expensive with usual ingredients
Betsy C on Apr 8, 2018
have used before, just wanted it on hand for shows
Charlotte W on Apr 5, 2018
When I moved my AQHA gelding to a new barn, he was going from outside 24/7 to being indoor/outdoor. Being stalled stressed him out and he would pace all night long. The barn owner recommended this product and ever since he's been on it, no more pacing in the stall at night! Takes off the edge .
Philip M on Apr 1, 2018
I have bought this many times over the last 10 years or so, for horses that are very reactive to, sometimes everything, in their daily lives, and for others just going though a stressful period.
Mary S on Mar 26, 2018
Works well with Confidence EQ for shoeing,
Rebecca R on Mar 20, 2018
Product works well
LORETTA K on Mar 14, 2018
works great
LISA S on Mar 14, 2018
You don't have the product I used to buy, this one received good reviews.
GAYLA M on Mar 4, 2018
Hyper horse with stomach ulcers
Kathy W on Mar 4, 2018
Good reviews. I have a pretty wild crazy colt that is a rescue and want to try and see if this will help him calm down.
Lisa W on Mar 1, 2018
It works
LORETTA K on Feb 18, 2018
It keeps my horse calm and take the edge off while being stalled.
Philip M on Jan 25, 2018
I originally bought it because of fireworks in my area. However, I believe it is helpful to calm down my gelding a bit. Also, I give a very small amount to my donkey when the farrier comes. That has been quite helpful!
Lisa C on Jan 24, 2018
helps my performance horse stay focused
Kyle M on Jan 16, 2018
Good calming supplement at affordable price
Elizabeth V on Jan 12, 2018
I have tried more expensive products and this works well for the price. I like this company's product line. Great quality and great prices!
Robin B on Jun 27, 2017
My trainer told me about this product and I want to see if it will help my horse focus better.
Katherine I on Jun 20, 2017
works very good to take the edge off our mustang
Phillip H on May 29, 2017
Adding this product to the Formula 707 in the hopes I can get my mare to be agreeable for getting her feet trimmed and other training.
KAREN W on Apr 28, 2019
Tyrie P on Mar 14, 2019
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?
Allyson S on May 2, 2016
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.
Is this legal for USEF/FEI competition?
A shopper on Feb 5, 2015
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 foster and rehab injured, emaciated or skinny horses for a rescue so I have a lot of horses coming in & out of my place, sometimes I have horses come in very nervous of their new surroundings sometimes taking days to calm down, my place is quiet but the neighbors have pigs and other farm animals that look strange and make weird noises (to horses). I have had horses get colicky because they are fretting so I'm trying to avoid this. I've used other AniMed products and have been pleased just wondering if this product would help until they get settled in? Or when they are being trailered? One of my fosters yesterday kicked out a window in the haulers trailer during transport, she will be leaving after rehab. Any comments on the product would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Linda G on Sep 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hesitate no longer. This stuff works. I buy it in the 5 lb tub (4-5 at a time). It works for the reasons you are suggesting. I would say for horses that need rehab and are being rescued, start with 2-3 scoops in something like a little soaked beet pulp twice a day, and once you see them physically relaxing, taper it down to 1 scoop twice a day. If you have a horse that has not trailered or is just inexperienced, try 3 scoops 30 minutes prior to trailering. For horses on your property healing, one scoop twice a day will be plenty. I rescued off the track TB's for about 10 years and rehab them. This product really assisted me in helping them relax from the inside out. I would also suggest teaching all rehab and rescue horses the concept of WAIT. One word. Start at the grain bucket/feeder. Bring the grain in, cover it with your palms up. Say, WAIT! and when they nudge, say it again. When they calm, give them access to the grain. Then put your arm over their back. Stand quietly and hum in a low tone. Don't pet them, just stand quietly next to them for 2-3 minutes. Once they have learned WAIT at the grain bin, teach them wait being tied (hands up in front of them, not moving and hum in a low tone.) Continue, Wait, training everywhere, at stall doors, the mounting block, once mounted etc. You will find the more times you teach this one concept, the horse starts trusting, relaxing and remaining quiet in your presence. He finds you relaxing to be around, and desires your company, also respecting you as the leader. This will also calm your horses. I've been doing it for 50 years with amazing success. My horses love and desire my quiet safe behavior.
Is this calmer show legal?
A shopper on May 8, 2016
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.
Is this a twice a day supplement? Or just once? It doesn't say clearly on the label.
Kaitlyn L on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the needs of the individual horse. We give one TB in morning grain to each of our horses, and that seems to be sufficient to keep them calm and focused throughout the day. However, we give two individuals an additional dose in the evening, as they are more anxious, and otherwise pace all night and are exhausted in the morning. Via Calm seems to rach a maximum of efficiency within the first 3 hours, and taper off gradually.
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?
Brianna B on Jan 11, 2014
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!
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?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2015
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?
Sparkies18 on Mar 17, 2016
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!
Is this a powder or pellets?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: its a powder i give a scoop to my mare once a day she eats it with her feed.keeps her mind off of being marish shes been on it over 5 yrs now..and i will not use any other product.i also use it on my dingbat paso finio..lolhes way more passive ....luv it.
Has anyone use this product on a horse that is spooky? Does it work?
Tammy P on Mar 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It works to calm nervous or anxious horses and can make desensitizing sessions faster/more effective but spooky horses need training and this product alone won't stop spooky behavior. Again, helps with training them though and I've used it on client's horses with good results many times.
How soon do you give this before a trail ride or event and how many hours does it last?
Dawn J on Oct 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The directions say you can give four ounces three to four hours before the event. I feed the maintenance dose daily and then ride soon after. I may be out quite a while without it "kicking in" so I can't answer how long does it lasts. But, I have run-out more than once and may not notice much for about a week. Then it is a problem! It has proven useful to me simply as an overall quieter. I have not yet had the opportunity to see how much difference it would make to give her extra, give it time to absorb and the see what she is like. Unfortunately, so many other things can make a difference with her. My gelding is also on it, just over all more chill. I have fed it to others with good results. My best recommendation would be to try it first. It's not expensive and it can't hurt. Just remember to also explore some natural horsemanship ideas also. The two things combined helped with the biggest issues. Good luck, I hope it works for what you need.
My granddaughters horse is calm as can be at home but at the arena he gets very stressed rears at the gate and just loses his mind could this product help him , should it be given every day or just for events? If just for events how long does it work as she sometimes has quite a bit of time between events, we have tryed pastes but by the last race it has worn off.
Denise K on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It can be given every day if he needs it, but I usually give a nervous horse about 3 scoops with grain the night before the event. Then the day of the event, I will give 3 to 4 scoops with a small amount of grain in the mid morning and it usually helps all afternoon. The key is to give it to the horse WHEN HE IS CALM. It won't help at all if you try to give any of the calming pastes, powders, etc. when the horse is already agitated. He needs to be calm when eating it and stay calm for at least an hour or more for it to get into his system before he gets stressed.
Can you give this to a donkey?
Rebecca W on Jul 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This product is rated for use with horses only. We have to recommend that you check with your veterinarian before use on a donkey.
Looking for a pure tryptophane like you used to sell years ago. Not a mixture. What is in Vita Mix?
marian f on Sep 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I think it is herbal, natural. I have a bucket
of a similar product I use 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

Is this safe to use on my Welsh pony and mini horse?
Melanie H on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Start with one scoop with a soaked beet pulp (12 hours minimum). Give it 30 min. prior to taking your pony for a walk for the first time using it. Gauge his reaction. The scoop has two different sizes at each end. You can you the smallest scoop to start and then after gauging your pony's reaction, move up from there..
I often use 1 to 2cc of ACE before shows. Would this product interfere negatively with the ACE?
Vicki C on Jun 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, we use the Via Calm plus the ACE when we get to the shows depending on the particular horse we're showing.
How long does it take to work?
A shopper on Mar 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: About a week for my horse. I give him 2 scoops per day. It's a huge help for my thorobred. I've been using it for 4 years now. Good luck.
Do you need to give it daily or can you give it only when you ride? And how long does it last?
A shopper on Dec 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I only bought this product to use for one time trailer loading. Worked okay and got the job done. Not like it was a magic potion that made my horse sedated.
Is this product new or opened?
Shaelyn on Sep 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The product is new. It has a tamper proof cover under the lid.
How many scoops are in this container?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 5lbs x16 oz/pound = 80 scoops of 1oz
Can it be used for goats?
Debbie on Apr 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I believe this is made specifically for horses. I would seek advice from a Vet.
Can this be given to a pregnant or nursing mare ?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not with the Tryptophan, better to get a Magnesium-based calming supplement without the Tryptophan. BTW, used to give this to my rescue Arabian when I first got him, and it seemed to help him.
If I feed one scoop every day how long does the 5lb. one last?
Makenah F on Sep 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will last 80 days.. each scoop is 1 ounce and there are 80 ounces in 5 pounds
Is this safe to feed to a pregnant mare?
Kenzie on Jul 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am afraid I cannot be much help. Yes, I have used this for my mare for a couple years now and it works great but have never bred her. So cannot answer as to if it is good for a pregnant mare.
Is this safe for pregnant mares?
Kenzie on Jul 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is no information about use on pregnant mares. We have to recommend that you check with your veterinarian, who will be familiar with your mare's entire health picture.