EquiTum Review

Stressful training, trailering, or showing?  Or just looking for some ulcer prevention support?

EquiTum is working really nicely for Valiosa, and the added ingredients are a step up from U-Guard without busting out real Omeprazole.

AniMed’s EquiTum, found here, helps support the gut flora and does a little more for the intestinal tract health than just act as an antacid.

AniMed EquiTum Review

It’s a sweet little mix-up of magnesium, calcium, Omega 3 fatty acids, and like many AniMed products, yeast cultures.

      The SmartPak congregants, no, sorry – devotees, already have SmartGI, or SmartGut, or SmartDigest, but this is for us suckers still scooping from tubs as pastime.

From the bucket label:

 Lacto-Mos™ is a source of live, naturally occurring, beneficial microorganisms, and Yea-Sacc®1026 supports the digestion of fiber, providing more energy for horses.

I’ve used Ulc-R-Aid, (also from AniMed, found here ), and still like it.  But we’ll be showing this spring and it contains l-tryptophan.   Besides, she really doesn’t need any supplements with calming properties anyway.
The price is Dressage On A Dime approved, and a 10 lb bucket will last a while when fed 2-4 tablespoons, 1 -2 times per day.  It has a heavy smell but Valiosa eats it well when mixed in her daily ratio.  Listed as a powder on the product label, but really looks more like a meal.
It’s a winner!
EquiTum Review
Here’s what’s on the label:

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS PER 1 1/2 OUNCE (not less than): Calcium (min) 7%, Calcium (max) 8.4%, Magnesium 5.25%, Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) 4.5%, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae 2.5 billion CFU, Lactic Acid Bacteria 10.3 million CFU

INGREDIENTS: Dried Molasses, Flaxseed Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Dried Rice Hulls, Methylsulfonylmethane, Brewers Dried Yeast, Yeast Culture, Dried Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Fermentation Solubles, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation product, Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation product, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation product, Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation product, Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation extract, Mineral Oil

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8 thoughts on “EquiTum Review

  1. Only caution would be to make sure it doesn’t have any ingredients that will test if you are going to show while using it. Sounds o.k. from the label you posted but…I’m just a cautious sort. Definitely good to keep the tummy happy, though, so I’m glad you’ve found something that works for Valiosa.

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    1. That was on top of my mind, too!
      The Ulc-R-Aid is sketchy, due to the l- tryptophan and its possible calming properties, but the EquiTum doesn’t contain any of that. Also no other “herbs” of sorts that should not be used – such as Devils Claw etc. What do you think, see anything else you’ve ever heard could be questionable? I really want to know if so! Better safe than sorry 🙂

      Supposedly a straightforward “tummy aid” and some digestive support.

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    1. Yes, yes! Love to have you chime in on this!
      As he says here in particular 😉 : http://www.doctorramey.com/if-you-see-results-what-else-is-there-to-say/
      (Major reason for why I refuse to join the SmartPak subscription sect.)

      Still, my mare needed a full course of Omeprazole in late February last year, and I got vet advice to continue some sort of Ulcer/gastric support in some way for her, unless she lived on grass 24/7. (she lost grassy pastures in August.) So, to make sure we don’t go back that route, she gets a bit of “support”. Placebo effect could be at work, perhaps, but not entirely.

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