Pharmaceuticals Available in SmartPaks!

PEMBROKE, MA – (Dec. 2001) SmartPak Equine, which has transformed the feeding of equine nutritional supplements, is now poised to revolutionize the feeding of prescription pharmaceuticals for horses.

"Horse owners across the U.S. have been clamoring to add basic medications such as bute, isoxsuprine and Thyro-L to their SmartPaks. There are thousands of horses that require these daily meds, and owners face a lot of hassle feeding these medications" states Becky Minard, Vice President of Marketing and life-long horse owner.

As a licensed pharmacy (MA Pharmacy #3053), SmartPak is now able to provide prescription medications in custom daily dose packages shipped automatically every four weeks. To order medications, customers need only fax or mail a copy of a veterinarian's prescription to SmartPak. With this new service, owners and barn managers won't have to waste valuable time grinding pills and measuring doses for their horse's daily prescription medications. Customers will be able to order prescription meds along with over-the-counter supplements, with everything packaged together in a single convenient SmartPak for the simplest feeding possible.

According to Mike Tomlinson, DVM, the staff veterinarian at SmartPak Equine, this new offering will improve the quality and consistency of horse care. "When vets administer therapeutic medications for horses, you always know that the effectiveness of the treatment depends in large part on the consistency of the administration. You can't expect that a horse in need of bute will thrive if the dosage varies from day to day, dependent on who is feeding in the barn. Or if the barn staff runs out of a medication and skips a week, it can be a serious problem. SmartPak has been tested by owners, trainers and managers across the country, and the system works. Deliveries are reliable, the dosages are consistent, and the products are kept fresh. It makes a tremendous amount of sense to dispense pharmaceuticals in SmartPaks."

The new prescription pharmaceutical products can be ordered online at Prices for supplements and pharmaceuticals vary depending on the product ordered, but range from $7 to $60/month.

Customized for each horse, the SmartPak system provides daily servings of brand-name supplements and pharmaceuticals in sealed containers protected from sunlight, moisture and air. SmartPak provides a selection of 125 name-brand nutriceutical supplements and prescription pharmaceutical products.

In addition to new pharmaceutical offerings, SmartPak has added several new over-the-counter products including Cosequin by Nutramax Laboratories, Grand Complete by Grand Meadows, Fastrack by Conklin, One AC (for anhidrosis) by MPCO, Cell-Mass by Uckele Animal Health, OptiMSM by Select the Best and Relax Form by KR Naturals. For more information, visit the SmartPak website at or call 800-461-8898.

The SmartPak is the flagship product of SmartPak Equine, LLC, incorporated in October 1999. SmartPak is owned and managed by riders and horse enthusiasts dedicated to providing high quality products for the care and good health of horses.

About SmartPak Equine
SmartPak Equine was founded in 1999 with the purpose of simplifying the administration of nutritional supplements and medications to horses. The patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system has been adopted by thousands of barns and horse owners across the country, who value knowing that their supplements will be fed correctly. It has been embraced by riders from all disciplines and all levels, including seven Olympic medalists. In addition to the SmartPak supplement system, the company offers a broad line of horse health and rider items, dog supplies, and equine and canine pharmacy items sold through the company’s catalog and Web site. In 2006, SmartPak was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing private companies for the second straight year and is the only equine company ever named to the list. The company has also been honored with a Best Bosses award presented by Fortune Small Business and Winning Workplaces. SmartPak also operates a retail store in Natick, MA. For more information, visit