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Global Herbs Alphabute for Horses

Global Herbs Alphabute for Horses
Super » 100g Tub

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  • Super » 100g Tub £10.75
  • Super » 400g Tub £35.49
  • Super » 1kg Tub £82.49

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Global Herbs Alphabute powder is a much more potent alternative to the use of products based on Devils Claw. It provides nutritional help in only a few hours and supports the circulation to affected areas which is important for muscle and tendon comfort. Ease away your horse’s troubles.

Start feeding Alphabute 1-2 hours before required effect. It can be used just for one day or continuously for many months. Many customers will use Alphabute for several months at a time.

Now available is Alphabute Super, a stronger version which commonly works within the hour but is consequently more expensive.


  • For uncomfortable joints and soundness in the long or short term
  • Whenever your horse is uncomfortable and restless in the muscles or tendons
  • For bad backs
  • For all laminae concerns
  • After a fall or when travelling has been traumatic
  • After hard exercise for easy recovery
  • Routinely after heavy road work
  • In conjunction with Movefree or Glucosamine products


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  • Winter cherry
  • Guduchi vine

How To Use

1-3 10ml scoops twice daily per 500kg horse

Need help or advice? Contact us:

  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm (Collections only)
  • Email: [email protected]

All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. To find the exact cost of shipping your item, and to see all options available, follow these steps:

  1. Put the items you wish to order in your basket
  2. Proceed to checkout and enter your delivery address, including country
  3. Delivery information including price will automatically update to what is available to you

Delivery of aerosols

Due to restrictions aerosols can't be sent by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as non-ambient items and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (13)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Global Herbs Alphabute for Horses, including answers from our team.

23 February 2018 at 6:35pm

Could alphabute provide relief for discomfort post farrier visit?


I was advised by the old owner of my horse that he often becomes foot sore after the farrier has seen him. This normally only lasts a couple of days but on occasion has needed to use bute to relieve his discomfort. Would alphabute be suitable to use for short periods to help relieve the discomfort from his sensitive hooves?

  • Veterinary Advisor

Alphabute could well be helpful in this situation and would be worth a try. However it will never offer the same amount of pain relief as a prescription medication such as bute. If you find he is not comfortable enough on the Alphabute then you can speak to your vet about having some bute sachets to give him after the farrier has been.

30 July 2015 at 6:15pm

Can I compete in affiliated competition when feeding alphabute

Dawn Hodgson

I completed British dressage my horse is starting with arthritis can I still legally compete when feeding alphabute?

  • Non-Executive Director

This product contains no banned substances for competition horses so you can use it safely.

27 July 2015 at 8:57pm

Will Alphabute help my elderly show jumper?

Chris keoghan

I have a 24 yr old ex grade A show jumper. He was not any pain relief when I got him in January 2015 but recently has become sore on his hind legs. It seems to be stifle related and when given prescribed Bute he becomes sound. I Donot want to give him Bute constantly would Alpha Bute have the same anti inflammortary effects?

  • Non-Executive Director

Herbal replacements for "Bute" are not as potent and probably do not work in the same way. However they can seem to help many horses, though the mechanism of action has not been identified to my knowledge. The only way you will find out if it works for your horse is to try it. Many people use this product all the time combined with periodic courses of Bute if and when required. This might suit your horse.

13 July 2015 at 7:21am


Gemma Palmer

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Devon, United Kingdom

My old mate got herself caught in a cattle grid almost a year ago and although her injuries are healing well I am struggling to keep her sound. Would alphabute help to keep her comfortable and sound during the remainder of her recovery?

  • Non-Executive Director

This is difficult to say because it will depend on exactly why she is not fully sound already and the nature of the injuries she received. This will do no harm and might well help, but limited exercise, prescription anti-inflammatory medication and other things might perhaps be needed too.

19 January 2014 at 9:06pm



Is this product suitable for laminitics? My pony is had arthritis in her hock & is currently on danilon - I would like to get her off this though & onto a natural product that can ease her discomfort.

  • Non-Executive Director

Herbal products tend to be less potent than Danilon but safer, especially given long-term. It is difficult to know how well your pony will respond to this product because the response varies between different individuals. The only way to find out is to try it and see. It is potentially suitable for your pony and might well provide a good response, but you will need to try it first. Some people alternate between herbal and NSAID therapy (such as Danilon) and this seems to work well too.