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No Bute The Original Horse Supplement

No Bute The Original Horse Supplement
Premium » 1 litre Bottle

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  • Premium » 1 litre Bottle £22.99
  • Premium » 2.5 litre Bottle £46.49
  • Premium » 5 litre Bottle £71.49
  • Standard » 1 litre Bottle £15.99
  • Standard » 2.5 litre Bottle £33.99
  • Standard » 5 litre Bottle £61.99

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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

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 (18)

Q & A

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

3 July 2018 at 12:40pm

Legal for competition?


  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: East Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Can I compete affiliated using this product?

  • Website Content Developer

Hi there,

This product is not suitable for use in competition.

Hope this helps.

9 February 2018 at 5:48pm

Difference between premium and standard

Jo ford

Please could you tell me the difference between premium and standard thanks

  • Veterinary Advisor

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

23 July 2017 at 7:50pm

Can no bute premium still be used whilst competing?


  • VioVet customer since 2013
  • From: Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

Can I use Devils claw and still compete? Mainly competing in endurance. At club level.

  • Website Content Developer

Hi there,

Devil's Claw is now prohibited in all affiliated competition.

Best wishes,


2 July 2017 at 6:34pm

Stallion and the difference in the standard and premium product.


Hi There. Can this be fed to my stallion that is running with mares? He is 4 years old and in his first covering season.

  • Veterinary Advisor

Yes, this product is perfectly safe for stallions.

4 September 2016 at 6:33pm



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

My pony is slightly lame. Would this work the same as bute?

  • Veterinary Advisor

Devils claw (the ingredient in No Bute) is a nutraceutical thought to have some analgesic effect. Many people find it very effective for their horses. However a licensed drug such as bute which is clinically proven to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects in horses usually works better.

21 September 2015 at 5:33pm

How much would I need to give a 15h horse?

Jan S

Would I need to give this daily to get the best results and how much for a 15h 22 yr old cob?

  • Non-Executive Director

I would recommend 40mls every day for 2 weeks, then you can reduce the dose to 20 or 30mls per day after that. You can miss some days, especially after the first 2 weeks, but ideally you give some every day.

26 August 2015 at 10:32pm

Competition legal?


is Premium No Bute competition legal for dressage >>

  • Non-Executive Director

No Bute does not contain any banned substances and so it is safe to use in competition.

20 August 2015 at 10:31am

Is this safe for a mare in foal?

Stephanie Chapman

Hello, my mare is currently in foal and on regular bute she has one sachet every other day so I am looking at taking her off this and using a substitute that is suitable for her whilst in foal. Is this a product you would deem safe for this instance please? Or is there any other products you have that you would feel more suited? She has the bute to prevent lameness from Ringbone.

Thank you in advance for your help.

  • Non-Executive Director

There is a general presumption against giving any medication (including herbal supplements) during the first third of pregnancy. This is a time when the developing foetus is particularly vulnerable and if possible all medications would be stopped at this time. If your mare is not too bad then I would suggest giving nothing at this time. After that, it might be that No Bute will be safer and adequately effective for your mare, so it is indeed a possibility. You should really discuss this with your own vet first though. None of the herbal treatments have been scientifically tested for safety during pregnancy to my knowledge, so we cannot be certain about them, but the well known ones like this have been so extensively used that they are probably safe enough.

27 July 2015 at 4:22pm

No Bute and time lapse


How long does it take for No Bute to ease stiff joints? If I use maintenance dose for 2 weeks then refrain from use, will I notice an immediate effect or does it stay in the body for any length of time?

  • Non-Executive Director

For most horses the improvement tends to be gradual and any decline is not immediate. I would say that this product generally appears to provide a mild help and is not as dramatic or potent as prescription medications, but all horses vary and some seem to show a better response than others.

11 April 2015 at 1:03pm

No Bute for dogs

Joanna Vickers

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Leicestershire, United Kingdom

I believe No Bute can be used for dogs. Can you please confirm if this is correct and what the dosage would be for 3 greyhounds, 36kg, 35kg and 25kg. Many thanks

  • Non-Executive Director

This product could be given to dogs, but it would be more sensible to use a product intended for dogs and this is what we would recommend. It is likely to be more cost effective to use something which is designed to help dogs rather than horses. Popular products these days are Yumove and Joint Force, but there are lots of others.