FAQs

Can I administer two scoops of Ulceraser once a day instead of one scoop twice a day?

To maximize results we recommend dividing the two scoops between morning and evening servings. If this is not possible it is ok to administer both scoops at once.

How quickly can I expect to see a difference?

Usually within the first shoeing cycle. Hoof growth is notoriously slow, but Crackdown will start increasing the rate and quality of growth within the first 3-4 weeks.

Which types of products can Immunox replace?

Immunox can replace Vitamin E and selenium supplements as well as products given post workout or competition because the broad spectrum antioxidants and anti-inflammatories provide your horse with the necessary support on a daily basis. Not only is Immunox high in Vitamin E, a common supplement for horses, but it’s high in Vitamins A and C as well as polyphenols. Together this broad spectrum supplement is all you need to boost and protect your horse’s immune system, muscle recovery and strength.

What are Tummy Gummies?

Tummy Gummies are a revolutionary way to help protect your horse’s stomach by buffering and neutralizing gastric acid before and during stressful situations. Horses produce up to 16 gallons of acid a day, that when not constantly absorbed by forage, can quickly irritate the stomach lining causing severe pain.

What makes Symbiotic different from other probiotics?

Most probiotics are white powders where the bacteria died during processing and packaging, or otherwise die upon reaching the acidic environment of the stomach. Symbiotic uses a strain of bacteria that does not require refrigeration, survives packaging, and that is proven to withstand the stresses of GI transit to successfully colonize the hindgut. Symbiotic contains other yeasts and forage based prebiotics that horses love the smell and taste of.

 

How much sugar and starch is in Crackdown?

The NSC content is approximately 8%. One of the many reasons veterinarians and farriers recommend Crackdown for metabolic horses is because the sugar and starch (NSC) content is so low.
 

Which skin issues does Immunox help?

There are so many, but these are a few of the most common: hives, bumps, fungus, general skin funk, scratches, summer sores, and more.

Why is the scoop smaller than other product scoops?

The concentrated extracts and ingredients used in Arthroscope are more potent and effective than diluted powders in other products.

How long are the Tummy Gummies effective?

The gummies start neutralizing acid on contact and reach peak buffering capacity within 15 minutes. When feeding four at a time the peak buffering effects will last approximately 45 minutes. It’s perfectly safe to feed additional gummies after that time to extend it.

Does Immunox help muscle recovery and strength?

Yes! Immunox is high in vitamins E, A and C as well as anti-inflammatories. They are designed to keep muscles supple and fresh when in hard work and training. Unlike other products containing synthetic Vitamin E (dl-alpha tocopherol), Immunox contains only natural Vitamin E, (d-alpha tocopheryl), which is the most bioavailable and readily absorbed by your horse.

Why do some of the gummies stick together?

Unlike human gummies that are made with gelatin, sugar and corn syrup, Tummy Gummies are vegan and formulated to be safe and effective specifically for horses. These vegan ingredients result in gummies that are prone to sticking together, but your horse won't mind one bit!

Can I use Immunox with Ulceraser?

Yes! All of our products are designed to be safely used together. Immunox and Ulceraser work particularly well together because when it comes to good gut health and a strong immune system, you can't have one without the other. There is a very strong correlation between gut health and a healthy immune system because approximately 80% of immune system cells are located in the gut. Ensure that your horse has the gut support they need in order to boost immunity.

 

How do I know if my horse needs a hoof supplement?

If your horse has dry or brittle feet, soft feet, feet that don’t grow well, hoof sensitivity, or quarter cracks, then they would benefit from Crackdown.

Why do people supplement with prebiotics and probiotics?

Often times, the delicate balance of beneficial bacteria in the GI tract is disrupted (i.e. due to medications, stress, illness, changes in feed or environment) and this can lead to various gastric issues. Maintaining a healthy population of beneficial bacteria while keeping the bad bacteria at bay is essential for proper nutrient absorption and immune health.

 

How soon before riding should I feed the gummies?

The gummies start neutralizing acid on contact and reach peak buffering capacity within 15 minutes. Most people like to feed them while the horses are being tacked up. But there is no wrong time to feed the gummies. 

How many Electrobites do I feed?

4 gummies per serving.

Why does Crackdown have less biotin than other hoof supplements?

Because the amount of biotin your horse needs pales in comparison to the need for sulfur rich amino acids like Methionine, which are central to keratin production. Biotin is produced in the horse’s gut and most horses produce enough biotin to satisfy what they need for healthy hooves.

Can I give more than 4 gummies?

Yes. If you think your horse responds well to additional gummies per serving it is perfectly safe to feed more than 4 at a time. 

How many scoops of Arthroscope do I administer per day?

We recommend dressing feed with 2 scoops daily.

What are the ingredients in Crackdown?

Crackdown contains a proprietary blend of quinoa, pumpkin seed, sesame seed, almonds, chickpeas, lentils, oats, kale, spinach, and brazil nuts.

What are prebiotics and probiotics?

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria in your horse's GI tract that assist with digestion.  Prebiotics are the food source for the beneficial bacteria.  

 

If a horse swallows a Tummy Gummy whole and does not chew it, will it still work?

Yes, it will still work. It will take longer for the gummy to dissolve because chewing it increases the surface area available to buffer the acid, but it will still be effective.

What is the shelf life of Sudden Comfort?

We recommend using Sudden Comfort within 2-3 months of purchasing it directly from us. While the shelf life is one year and the paste remains perfectly safe to use, it becomes more difficult to remove the paste as it becomes firmer. The reason for this is because we do not add any chemicals to the paste to keep it liquified. 

 

Is it possible to buy Crackdown in bulk?

Yes. Contact us at 561-818-4222 or info@equineelixirs.com to discuss.

Can I use Symbiotic with Ulceraser?

Yes!  In fact they are designed to complement one another by focusing on the gastric and colonic needs of your horse.

 

Is there a difference between the carrot and peppermint gummies?

The only difference between the two is their taste. The peppermint gummy is made with peppermint extract and the carrot gummy is made with carrot purée. Both gummies contain the same amount of active ingredients. 

Is it ok to feed two scoops once a day instead of one scoop twice a day?

Yes!

What type of horses benefit from Symbiotic?

All of them! To name just a few: senior horses needing improved nutrient digestibility and absorption to help maintain weight; foals and young growing horses that need to establish beneficial bacteria throughout the GI tract; performance horses susceptible to hindgut disturbance caused by sugar and starch content of large grain meals needed to meet their energy requirements; horses with loose stool or fecal water and; horses needing to strengthen the intestinal lining to restore “leaky gut” to normal permeability levels.

 

If my horse is finishing an omeprazole treatment is it ok to start administering Ulceraser before treatment ends?

Yes, in fact we recommend it so your horse starts receiving the benefits of the supplement prior to the acid rebound effect, which begins when treatment ends.

When should I feed the Electrobites?

Administer 4 Electrobites after strenuous activity when horse has been sweating or in other situations where replenishing lost minerals and electrolytes, or encouraging the horse to drink is desired. Fresh, clean water should always be available.

If you have horses that are trailering and you stop to give them water, you can give the Electrobites right when the water is available.

Do the gummies change color over time?

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you! It is completely normal for the gummies to darken over time. This does not affect the efficacy or the safety of the gummies. The darker color is a normal response to oxidation. 

Is Crackdown safe for horses with laminitis?

Yes! Crackdown is safe for horses that are prone to laminitis. The NSC content is approximately 8%.  One of the many reasons veterinarians and farriers recommend Crackdown for metabolic horses is because the sugar and starch (NSC) content is so low.

 

How long does it take to see a difference when I start using Ulceraser?

All horses are unique so the time frame varies, but the average is 2-3 weeks.

Will Symbiotic help a horse with diarrhea?

There are many different causes of diarrhea (illness, infection, parasites, ulcers, sudden change in diet, etc).  Symbiotic helps address chronic diarrhea by colonizing the hindgut with beneficial bacteria to restore the proper balance of microflora. Symbiotic also increases nutrient absorption, keeps pathogens and bad bacteria at bay, eliminates mycotoxins, and reduces leaky gut and fecal water. Another often overlooked cause of diarrhea is inefficient or incomplete digestion in the stomach prior to food (usually processed feeds higher in sugar and starch) making its way to the colon. This is why it’s also important to focus on gastric health. Ulceraser encourages digestion in the foregut where it belongs rather than in the hindgut, which results in to the release of volatile fatty acids and plummeting pH ultimately leading to the death of beneficial bacteria. Ulceraser is also hydrophilic, which means that it attracts and absorbs excess water (reducing diarrhea) as well. 

 

Is it ok to give extra Ulceraser at a horse show or during times of additional stress?

Yes, but you should start administering the extra dose a few days before the onset of additional stress.

Is it ok to use Ulceraser and Positude together?

Yes because both products complement each other. Ulceraser supports digestive health and Positude regulates hormonal behavior.

Is Ulceraser horse show safe even though it contains tryptophan?

Yes.  Tryptophan is not a prohibited substance under the USEF, FEI or AQHA.

Sometimes it is hard to get the paste out of the Sudden Comfort tube. Why?

If using Sudden Comfort within two months of its being manufactured, the paste flows freely If the paste sits in a cool environment for over 3-4 months, the ingredients “firm up” and become more difficult to administer from the syringe. Sudden Comfort is made with all natural ingredients, and we do not use chemicals to keep it liquified. 

 

How does the consistency of Electrofresh compare to other electrolytes?

One of the things that distinguishes our company is that we tend to stay away from pellets and powder, instead focusing on whole food, forage based products because they are more effective and horses prefer them. Electrolytes by nature tend to be “powdery” but because ours is made from pink Himalayan and red Hawaiian salt it is much more crystallized and substantial than other electrolytes. 

 

What can I do to make it easier to depress the Sudden Comfort syringe?

Letting the syringe sit in a cup of warm water for 15-30 minutes will usually soften the paste again so it flows freely.

 

Does Ulceraser support the hindgut?

Yes! One of the causes of hindgut ulcers is an excessively acidic environment caused by disturbances in the micro flora associated with a diet high in sugar and starch. Ulceraser’s forage blend with Omega 3 fatty acids and protein encourages digestion in the foregut where it belongs, helps stabilize and propagate healthy hindgut micro flora, and serves as a pH buffer throughout the GI tract.

Is it safe to keep my horse on the loading dose of Positude long term?

Yes. Most horses taper to the maintenance dose without issue, but for horses needing additional support it is safe to feed the higher dose daily.

How long does it take to see a difference when starting Positude?

The average time frame is 2-3 weeks, but because all horses are unique it can vary.  Some horses will respond within 1 week and others may take up to 4 or 5 weeks to respond.

How many pumps of Positude do I administer?

The pump is 1/2oz. For the loading dose you should dispense two pumps (1oz) AM/PM for the first week. The maintenance dose is one pump (1/2oz) AM/PM.

Is it ok to use Positude and altrenogest (Regumate)?

Yes. Regumate and Positude are different. Regumate is designed to prevent a mare from cycling, but Positude is not. Positude helps address the behavioral side effects associated with the estrus cycle. Most people find that Positude is so effective in addressing their mare’s behavior that they do not need Regumate, but it is ok to use both.

Is Positude effective for geldings and stallions?

Yes. People see a significant improvement in their geldings’ and stallions’ attitude and behavior on Positude. Positude is not just for mares.

How long does it take to see an improvement using Calmakazi?

All horses are unique so they respond differently, but the average time frame is 1-2 weeks.

Can I increase the dose if my horse needs additional support?

Yes.  It is perfectly safe to increase the amount you give if you feel your horse needs the additional support during times of additional (or acute) stress, or even on a daily basis.

Is it safe to use Calmakazi and Positude together?

Yes.  Calmakazi and Positude complement each other and horses needing additional support do well with the addition of both supplements. Positude helps regulate progesterone, estrogen and testosterone while Calmakazi helps regulate serotonin and cortisol.

How long does it take to see a change when using Immunox?

All horses are unique and respond differently, but the average time frame is 1-2 weeks.

Is it safe to use Immunox with other Equine Elixirs products?

Yes.  All of our products are designed to complement one another and are safe to use together.

Is it ok to administer extra Immunox if my horse needs additional support?

Yes.  It is perfectly safe to double the dose during times of additional stress.

What size is the scoop that comes with Ulceraser?

Each order of Ulceraser comes with a standard 94cc scoop.

Can I order Tidbits in bulk?

Yes! If you are interested in bulk orders of Tidbits please contact us at info@equineelixirs.com

How do I get an extra pump for Positude?

After receiving a complimentary pump with the purchase of your initial 120oz supply of Positude, you can purchase additional pumps for $2.00 with future orders.  If you need additional pumps at a time when you are not otherwise ordering a Positude refill, please contact us at info@equineelixirs.com.

Why does my horse need electrolytes?

Electrolytes replenish minerals lost in equine sweat. Maintaining a proper electrolyte balance in your horse is necessary for nerve, muscle, and brain function.

Is salt different than electrolytes?

Yes. Salt is just sodium chloride. Electrolytes contain more than sodium chloride and are designed to mimic the minerals lost in equine sweat, which include sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium and magnesium.

Is it better to add the electrolyte to feed or water?

It’s definitely better to add the electrolyte to your horse’s feed so that fresh, clean water is always available. Some horses won’t drink water mixed with electrolytes and you don’t want to deter your horse from drinking.

How many tubes should I give?

That depends on your horse. Some horses and ponies need only 1 tube 1.5 hours prior to the anticipated event. Others require a second tube 30 minutes prior to the event.

Is it safe to give more than 2 tubes if my horse needs it?

Yes.

Why is Sudden Comfort paste thicker than other brands?

There are several reasons. First, the paste is not diluted with any filler. Second, in order to make the most effective product in the smallest possible volume we use only the minimum amount of oil needed. Third, the thicker paste is actually preferred by the horses and they are less likely to drool or spit it out when administered.

How many syringes are in a case?

There are 12 syringes in each case.

Is it possible to buy Sudden Comfort in bulk?

Yes. Contact us at 561-818-4222 or info@equineelixirs.com to discuss.

 

Do you offer farm incentive programs?

Yes.  For barns buying in bulk please email us at info@equineelixirs.com to discuss eligibility and incentive structure.

Where do you ship from?

All orders ship from our warehouse in Wellington, FL.

Do you have sales or promo codes?

No. We do not have sales or promo codes because we offer the highest quality product at the lowest possible price year round.

Do you have sample sizes of the supplements?

No.  The reason we do not have sample sizes is because the average time frame for seeing an improvement is generally 2-3 weeks so for people wanting to sample the products we suggest starting with the 30 day supply.