A complementary feed supplement for horses with volatile temperaments or those who encounter stressful situations.
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
Loud noises such as thunderstorms, fireworks or game shooting are a common cause of fear or anxiety
Changes in stabling or grazing areas, or even changes in the other animals around them can cause stress in your horse
Travelling can be stressful to horses
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
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
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:
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.
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.
Up to 350kg 1/2 sachet
351-600kg 1 sachet
Over 601kg 1 1/2 sachets
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