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FAQs: Equilite Herbals

Equilite Herbals

Q:  Are the herbals safe to feed daily?

A:  Yes. The herbals can be fed daily with any normal feed and other supplements.

Q: Are the herbals able to be used in competition?

A: The USEF never states that a supplement of any kind is legal for show ring use, and the Equilite Herbals do contain a few products in the line, AniMotion and Relax Blends, that contain substances on the ban list.  If you intend on competing you should take your horse off of these products at least 24 hours prior to competition and consult with a veterinarian or regulatory specialist about withdrawal times.

Q: How many herbals do I need to feed my horse? All of them?

A: You do not need to feed your horse all of the herbals.  The herbals are designed to work in tandem with one another to help you create a customized wellness program that targets your horses’ specific problems.  You can use one or use a combination for optimal health support. Consult your veterinarian or an Arenus professional to help decide which Equilite Herbals are best for your horse.

Q: How soon will my horse show improvement?

A: After feeding the loading dose, for 4 weeks, you should begin to see improvement in your horse as you transition to maintenance dosing.

Q: Will my horse get “used to” the herbals and therefore need an increase in dosage to be effective?

A: No, your horse should never get “used to” the herbals.  You can take the horse off of the herbals for a short period, and then place them back on at the recommended dose to see if there is any improvement or change.

Q: Is it safe to give a large dose if my horse doesn’t show improvement on a smaller dose?

A: It is only safe to give your horse the amount up to the recommended dosage. 

 

Ani-Motion

Q: What sort of improvement will I see in my horse?

A: Ani-Motion is designed to address pain and inflammation associated with aging horses or horses in work. Ani-Motion is an herbal alternative to support healthier joints, decrease recovery times and increase longevity in horses by improving comfort levels.

Q: Will Ani-Motion test in competition?

A: Unfortunately, some of the ingredients in Ani-Motion are included in the FEI and USEF’s  “zero tolerance” lists.  If feeding Ani-Motion and intending to show, you should take your horse off of Ani-Motion prior to competition and consult your governing body or veterinarian to confirm withdrawal times.

 

Bleeders Blend

Q: What sort of improvement will I see in my horse?

A: Bleeders Blend is an herbal alternative to support the equine athlete who requires strong healthy lungs and may have difficulties maintaining proper lung status.  This translates into helping your horse breathe easier during workouts and ease breathing complications associated with allergies or irritants.

Q: Will Bleeders Blend test in competition?

A: It should not. Bleeders Blend contains no substances that are included in common “zero tolerance” guidelines, however you should consult your governing body’s competition rules and regulations or your veterinarian if concerned.

 

Citrus C/Q

Q: What sort of improvement will I see in my horse?

A: Citrus C/Q is designed to assist in the support of upper respiratory, cardiovascular, and immune systems in horses.  Citrus C/Q reduces allergic responses and boosts immunity. You could also see improvement in recovery time after exercise and joint health in your horses.

Q: Will Citrus C/Q test in competition?

A: It should not. Citrus C/Q contains no substances that are included in common “zero tolerance” guidelines, however you should consult your governing body’s competition rules and regulations or your veterinarian if concerned.

 

Equinacea

Q: What sort of improvement will I see in my horse?

A: Equinacea is an herbal alternative to support the horse that requires immune and respiratory support in times of high stress or in extreme conditions.  This translates into helping your horse breathe easier during workouts in pollen season, ease breathing complications associated with allergies or irritants, and a reduction in stress on the immune system that may occur from changing environments.

Q: Will Equinacea test in competition?

A: It should not. Equinacea contains no substances that are included in common “zero tolerance” guidelines, however you should consult your governing body’s competition rules and regulations or your veterinarian if concerned.

 

Garli+C

Q: What improvement can I expect to see in my horse?

A: Garli+C is designed to assist in the support of upper respiratory, cardiovascular, and immune systems in horses. You could see improvement in athletic performance, daily comfort, overall health and may see improvement in bone and structural status.

Q: Will Garli+C test in competition?

A: It should not. Garli+C contains no substances that are included in common “zero tolerance” guidelines, however you should consult your governing body’s competition rules and regulations or your veterinarian if concerned.

Q: Will the acid from vitamin C cause digestive upset in my horse?

A:  Some of the ingredients in Garli+C, such as vitamin C, have been shown to cause mild digestive upset.  Add Assure, Assure Guard or Assure Guard Gold or PrePro to protect your horse from GI upset.

 

FlyAway Garlic

Q: What improvement can I expect to see in my horse?

A: FlyAway Garlic is designed to address fly and insect control in horses from the inside out. Working similar to a fly spray, you should see a decrease in pests around your horse, as the garlic makes your horses sweat and feces act as its own repellant.

Q: Will FlyAway Garlic test in competition?

A: No.  FlyAway Garlic is simply 100% cold pressed garlic and is acceptable to use during competition.

Q: Will my horse smell from the garlic?

A: FlyAway Garlic does secrete from your horses sweat and feces, meaning there is a possibility of your horse smelling of garlic, this just helps to further dissuade pests.

 

PrePro

Q: What improvement can I expect to see in my horse?

A: PrePro helps to maintain critical bacterial population in the hindgut.  Feeding PrePro to your horse while on medication or prior to deworming ensures the native microbial populations remain intact and prevents GI upset, diarrhea and weight loss.

Q: Will PrePro or ingredients in PrePro test in competition?

A: It will not. PrePro contains no substances that are included in common “zero tolerance” guidelines, however you should consult your governing body’s competition rules and regulations or your veterinarian if concerned.

 

Relax Blend

Q: What improvements should I expect to see in my horse?

A: Relax Blend will help to calm the tightly wound horse and you should see a positive change in focus and trainability, decreased restlessness, reduced depression and a greater ability to handle stress.  It also in an excellent addition to the stall bound horse that is anxious being shut in due to injury or illness.

Q: Will any ingredients in Relax Blend test in competition?

A: Unfortunately, some of the ingredients in Relax Blend are included in the FEI and USEF’s “zero tolerance” lists.  If feeding Relax and intending to show, you should take your horse off of Relax prior to competition and consult your governing body or veterinarian to confirm withdrawal times.

 

RelaxHer Blend

Q: What improvements should I expect to see in my horse?

A: RelaxHer Blend will help calm the tightly wound horse and decrease “mareish” behavior. You should see a positive change in focus and trainability, decreased restlessness, reduced depression and a greater ability to handle stress.  It also in an excellent addition to the stall bound horse that is anxious from being confined due to injury or illness.

Q: Will any ingredients in RelaxHer® Blend test in competition?

A: Unfortunately, some of the ingredients in RelaxHer Blend are included in the FEI and USEF’s “zero tolerance” lists.  If feeding RelaxHer and intending to show, you should take your horse off of RelaxHer prior to competition and consult your governing body or veterinarian to confirm withdrawal times. If you are a competitor, we offer a Valerian Free Relax Blend that replaces the Valerian root with Vervain.

Q: What is the difference between RelaxHer Blend and Relax Blend?

A: RelaxHer Blend is specifically formulated for mares with the addition of black cohash and wild lettuce. Black cohash is commonly used to treat woman’s health issues and wild lettuce has been found to help painful menstrual cycles and sexual disorders.

 

Valerian Free Relax

Q: What improvements should I expect to see in my horse?

A: Valerian Free Relax Blend will helps  calm the tightly wound horse allowing a positive change in focus and trainability along with, decreased restlessness, reduced depression and a greater ability to handle stress.  It is also an excellent addition for horses recovering from injury or illness and anxious from being stall bound.

Q: Will any ingredients in Valerian Free Relax Blend test in competition?

A: While some of the ingredients in Relax Blend are included in the FEI and USEF’s “zero tolerance” lists, Valerian Free Relax substitutes blue vervain for valerian root, which makes it compliant with most regulatory lists. If you are intending to show while feeding Valerian Free Relax and are still uncomfortable with this decision, you should discontinue supplementation prior to competition and consult your governing body or veterinarian to confirm ingredients and withdrawal times. 

Q: What is the difference between Relax Blend, RelaxHer Blend and Valerian Free Relax?

A:  Relax Blend and RelaxHer both contain valerian root but RelaxHer is specially formulated for mares by including wild lettuce and black cohash.  The Valerian Free Relax formulation does not contain wild lettuce or black cohash and substitutes blue vervain for valerian root making it regulatory compliant for competitors.