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No Bute The Original Horse Supplement

  • Premium » 1 litre Bottle £21.49
  • Premium » 2.5 litre Bottle £47.99
  • Standard » 1 litre Bottle £16.49
  • Standard » 2.5 litre Bottle £33.99

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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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Difference between premium and standard

9th Feb 2018
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.

Can no bute premium still be used whilst competing?

23rd Jul 2017
  • VioVet Customer Since: August 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,


Stallion and the difference in the standard and premium product.

2nd Jul 2017

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.


4th Sep 2016
  • VioVet Customer Since: April 2015
  • From: Tyne and Wear, 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.

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

21st Sep 2015
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.

Competition legal?

26th Aug 2015

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.

Is this safe for a mare in foal?

20th Aug 2015
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.

No Bute and time lapse

27th Jul 2015

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.

No Bute for dogs

11th Apr 2015
Joanna Vickers
  • VioVet Customer Since: October 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.


7th Aug 2013
James Ewart
  • VioVet Customer Since: August 2015
  • From: Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom


  • Non-Executive Director

The answer from the manufacturer is 250 – 300mg per 10ml. It might be difficult to compare different products because there is not a standardised way of reporting these things. The active ingredients can be present in variable amounts within the plant source, depending on growing, harvesting, storage and extraction processes. The bio-availability of the active ingredients can similarly vary between products too. How this translates into the effect on the patient is difficult to quantify. Generally the best results can be expected from the most reputable manufacturers with the biggest names to protect, and often you get what you pay for in this field.