No Bute The Original Horse Supplement

No Bute The Original Horse Supplement
Premium » 1 litre Bottle

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  • Premium » 1 litre Bottle £35.00
  • Premium » 2.5 litre Bottle £45.99
  • Premium » 5 litre Bottle £115.40
  • Standard » 1 litre Bottle £13.79
  • Standard » 2.5 litre Bottle £49.00
  • Standard » 5 litre Bottle £59.99

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No Bute The Original horse supplement is a Phenylbutazone-free dietary supplement, developed for the effective maintenance of healthy joints and connective tissue. Produced by one of the world's leading manufacturers of herbal equine supplements. No Bute is based on Devil's Claw.

No Bute Premium has the addition of Glucosamine Sulphate, MSM and Vitamin C.

Feeding guidelines


  • Horses & ponies up to 14.2hh - Up to 20ml per day
  • Horses over 14.2hh - Up to 40ml per day

Repeat as necessary.


  • Loading dose - Up to 40ml per day for 2 weeks
  • Maintenance - Up to 25ml per day

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Reviews (33)

Summary of Reviews for No Bute The Original Horse Supplement

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
33 out of 33 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (24 reviews)
4 stars (9 reviews)
3 stars (0 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Hocks
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By on 18 November 2021

My 18 year old Trotter cross started with hock problems more than 2 years ago I started using No Bute about a year ago since then he’s had no problems and is fitter now than he has been for years won’t be stopping it. Many thanks

Customer recommends this product

55 No Bute Horse Supplement
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By on 15 November 2021

My horse has been having this supplement for the past three weeks, in this time his movement has greatly improved. He seems to be a much happier horse

Customer recommends this product

45 Good price
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By on 17 September 2021

Different brand to what I have used previously but seems to work just as well. Reasonably priced and seems quite palatable.

Customer recommends this product

45 No Bute
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By on 3 July 2021

Just taken a shetland of of bute due to recovering from a laminitic episode found no bute Jyst as effective.

Customer recommends this product

55 Good value
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By on 12 June 2021

Use for horse when need a bit of arthritic relief when vet not required

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding No Bute The Original Horse Supplement, including answers from our team.

15 June 2022 at 3:13pm

Long term use

Ashley Francis

Is No Bute suitable for long term use?

  • VioVet Staff

Yes, No Bute can be used safely in the long term at maintenance dosing levels.

27 March 2022 at 12:01pm

Standard or Premium


Which would be better for my 26 yr old mare that is just showing signs of stiffness, standard or prem. She is still in light ridden work.

  • VioVet Staff

The Premium version contains additional ingredients to help support the joints so if your vet thinks joint issues are related to the stiffness then it is worth using the Premium version. If you are unsure then you may just want to stick with the Standard verison.

19 March 2022 at 9:24pm

Is this supplement completely NSAID free?


My horse contracted colitis from bute so I’m looking for a natural alternative as recommended by my vet. Just wanted to confirm this is totally free of NSAID drugs?

  • VioVet Staff

Yes this supplement does not contain NSAIDs. Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs are prescription only medications which can only be purchased alongside a written prescription from your vet. This supplement is over the counter.

5 July 2021 at 2:20pm

Same pain relief/anti inflammatory?


Does this have the same painkilling & anti inflammatory effect as prescription Bute?

  • VioVet Staff

This supplement is a herbal product primarily based around devils claw which has anecdotal anti-inflammatory properties. Phenylbutazone (bute) has been proven to have anti-inflammatory effects in the body and is a licensed medication. It is therefore not a suitable replacement for bute but anecodtally can help reduce pain/inflammation.
It is important to follow your vets advice primarily on treating your horse's condition.

28 May 2021 at 1:27pm

COPD and adhoc


Hi can no bute be given to a horse with COPD and can you use it adhoc rather than do a loading dose

  • VioVet Staff

If your horse's COPD is being treated with steroid medication then I would avoid No Bute, it contains Devils Claw which may act similarly to the steroids and so interfere with this treatment. If your horse is not being treated with medications for the COPD then this is fine.
It is best used as per the guidelines as it will need to build up in the body before the beneficial effects are seen.

12 May 2021 at 8:15pm

Is this suitable for horses with PPID?


Would this product be suitable for long term use on a veteran still in ridden work?

  • VioVet Staff

Yes this supplement is safe in horses with PPID. It should not be used with certain medications, namely NSAID medications like Phenylbutazone. So if your horse is being treated by your vet I recommend discussing it with them first.

29 April 2021 at 1:37pm


Ilona Poole

  • VioVet customer since 2018
  • From: Caerffili, United Kingdom

My Shetland mare has mild laminitis, how would I administer this?

  • VioVet Staff

This product is most easily administered into the feed. It is worth noting it should not be used alongside NSAID medications like phenylbutazone (bute) as the active ingredient Devils Claw may have similar anti-inflammatory effects.

8 January 2021 at 3:12pm

Dog use?


  • VioVet customer since 2018
  • From: South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

I have this for my horse but she has gone onto bute full time. Can this product be used for my arthritic dog?

  • VioVet Staff

This product is intended for use in horses only and unfortunately I cannot advise it's use in dogs. This is because there is no known safe doseage for dogs and it cannot be guaranteed as safe in them.
If you are looking for products for your arthritic dog then I strongly advise our own brand Joint Force. This can be safely used in dogs.

21 November 2020 at 3:14pm


Casey Douglas

Can you give a horse no bute and glucosamine together ?

  • VioVet Staff

Yes No Bute can be used safely with an additional Glucosamine supplement. The No Bute Premium already has Glucosamine in so you probably don't need to supplement more alongside, unless you are using the No Bute Standard version.

28 June 2020 at 6:57am

Osteoarthritis in a horse

Donna McKinlay

  • VioVet customer since 2019
  • From: West Midlands, United Kingdom

My horse has osteoarthritis in his knees bad.
He is26 years old. At the moment he has 1 bute aday, is no bute as strong and effective as a alternative

  • VioVet Staff

No Bute contains herbal ingredients that can provide mild anti-inflammatory effects, but are not as potent as normal bute (phenylbutazone). It is a safer alternative, as it is a herbal supplement not a medication, but it will not provide as strong an effect as actual bute.

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