Calmex Equine ® Calmex Equine

Calmex Equine ®

A complementary feed supplement for horses with volatile temperaments or those who encounter stressful situations.

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What Can Lead to Anxiety in Your Horse?

The world can be a stressful place. Most horses lead happy lives, but modern life can be noisy and confusing.

Noisy Environments

Loud noises such as thunderstorms, fireworks or game shooting are a common cause of fear or anxiety.

Lifestyle Changes

Changes in stabling or grazing areas, or even changes in the other animals around them can cause stress in your horse

Travel

Travelling can be stressful to horses

Box Rest

Horses on box rest can become stressed. Or when being turned out for the first time after a period of rest, horses may need to be kept calm

Riding

Many horses show undesirable behaviours when ridden which may be constant, intermittent, or just at times when they are in unfamiliar surroundings

Signs of Anxiety

If your horse demonstrates any of the following characteristics, it may indicate fear or anxiety:

  • Stable vices such as box walking, crib biting, door kicking etc
  • Unwanted behaviours when tacking up or being ridden
  • Poor performance at competitions, when they usually perform well at other times
  • Unsociable behaviours towards people or other animals
  • Fearful behaviour (e.g shying, freezing, aggression) in everyday situations

Why Should I See My Vet?

At VetPlus we believe vets are best placed to advise on the best course of action for your pet.

Because of the way people have bred horses, behavioural problems and anxiety are very common. They may appear mild, but they can become very distressing or even dangerous as well as causing chronic health problems if they are not managed appropriately. Your vet is the best person to advise you on what is right for your horse.

What Else Can I Do?

Your vet may recommend a few key strategies to help your horse overcome any behavioural problems and live happily together. Lots of owners find it’s useful to use a combination of:

  • Behavioural techniques
  • Environmental changes
  • Supplements
  • Pharmaceuticals

It is important to remember that managing behavioural issues can take a long time and patience so do not lose heart if the problems do not disappear immediately.

Feeding Guidelines

Calmex Equine comes in a sachet which should be added to feed or mixed into a paste and syringed into the mouth. It can be given once per day, or split across two feeds. It can be used for short, medium or long term support.

Weight Recommendation
Up to 350kg 1/2 sachet
351-600kg 1 sachet
Over 601kg 1 1/2 sachets

Ingredients

Calmex Equine is a blend of natural nutrients that help reduce anxiety, encourage normal behaviour and support neurological health in general. It promotes calmness, relaxation and concentration making life less stressful for both you and your horse.

Calmex Equine contains:

  • L-Tryptophan – an essential amino acid which is a precursor to serotonin, the calm, happy neurotransmitter
  • Magnesium – a mineral that is essential for normal nerve and muscle function. Horses in work have increased magnesium demands and some equine diets may not provide sufficient levels
  • B vitamins – essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system

All of our products are manufactured in Lytham, Lancashire to GMP Standard. To find out more about our manufacturing facility, click here.

Support

Contact the vet you purchased Calmex Equine from for guidance on the use of Calmex Equine for your horse. They’ll be able to provide specialised advice for your pet due to the records they keep. If you are unable to get the information you need from your vet, or if you bought Calmex Equine elsewhere, please contact us for assistance.

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