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Absorbine® Bute-Less™ Pellets

Absorbine® — Item #14195
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Herbal support to help manage discomfort

  • Includes devil's claw & yucca, two of nature's most powerful herbs, plus vitamin B-12
Same formula, new name! Bute Less Pellets, formerly B-L Pellets, help with the discomfort associated with normal daily exercise. Bute Less Pellets contain devil's claw and yucca, two of nature's most powerful herbs, as well as Vitamin B-12. Bute Less Pellets earned top honors from the Horse Journal in 2007, making them a top-ranked formula!

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Active Ingredients Per 1 oz:
(Maintenance Dose = 1 scoop (1 ounce) daily)
  • Devil's Claw Extract
    350 mg
  • Vitamin B-12
    20 mg
  • Yucca
Inactive Ingredients: : Apple Flavor, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Molasses, Mineral Oil, Wheat Middlings, Yucca Schidigera Extract


Instructions for Use:
Directions for Use: Administer 1 oz. daily for an average 1,100 lb (500 kg) horse.

Adjust administration amount according to body weight, above directions are based on an 1,100 lb horse.

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    Absorbine® Bute-Less™ Pellets is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 265.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly effective! My gelding has had very bad arthritis for many years now. I tried to manage it by giving him bute on the bad days, but I worried about it being hard on his system if he had it too often, and honestly some days I couldn't even tell if it worked. Within three weeks of starting him on Bute-Less he was cantering around the pasture instead of walking with a limp. His transformation has been amazing, and I can tell that he's much happier. He's feeling good every day now. Thank you for a truly wonderful, life-changing product!
    Date published: 2016-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse love it! I have two aged horses (a 20 yo gelding that I ride and a 34 yo mare that is a pasture ornament) and I have both of them on Butt-less pellets daily. They always eat them up and my old mare comes into the barn at a trot or gallop! I know my "younger" gelding has an arthritic right stifle joint that has been injected recently and he appears to be moving better than before.
    Date published: 2016-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very surprised! After hurting himself playing in the pasture- my 25 yr old Thoroughbred gelding ended up very stiff and hardly able to walk. We've tried bute in the past only to end up with ulcer-like symptoms. My vet recommended for us to try B-L pellets. We gave him a starting dose of the B-L available in a tube, paste form, then the daily dose of pellets. Surprisingly after one day he is moving so much better and actually walking around the pasture almost like his old self! So happy Smartpak has this available. Hopefully they will carry the paste form soon.
    Date published: 2016-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has made a world of difference! My horse stopped eating his Bute for his DSLD diagnosis. He was very uncomfortable and I had taken the steps for his final days. I had decided to give this product a try as a last resort. Wow what a difference this product has made! After a year of slow movements, he now walks better, has been caught cantering a bit in the pasture and even is much friskier.
    Date published: 2016-08-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from We just recently heard of Bute-less. I really liked the idea of it being easier on the horses stomach than bute and did lessen his pain. My horse 'Buddy' has a weak stifle that we are trying to build back up (probably caused from pass abuse). Hill work, going over poles, backing up is hard on his hind quarters. While in training and doing extra work, we like making Buddy feel more comfortable. He was abused enough, as Buddy was a rescue horse and we have no desire to inflict him pain. We really want him to be a happy horse
    Date published: 2016-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick Results! Been using this for my old 26 yr old Quarter horse and my 25 yr old arthritic saddlebred. Within three weeks u saw a noticeable difference in both my seniors. They absolutely love the taste. My saddlebred had laminitis and a lot of arthritis and he cantered up for grain in his pasture just a couple days ago. It's amazing how fast this worked for them. Absolutely 100% satisfied
    Date published: 2016-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Says it all I have been using this product off and on over a year with my different horses Works like bute but without the drugs and their side effects.
    Date published: 2016-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this almost a month ago it's made a huge difference and my 27 yr old gelding!!!
    Date published: 2016-06-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I can really see a difference! My horse has arthritis from off-set knees and years of competition. Bute-less helps keep her moving and the inflammation at bay. The perk with SmartPak is I don't have to run to the store every month because it automatically ships.
    Date published: 2016-06-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from love this supplement we have 2 of our 3 geldings on this and they are doing great on it, as well as they are both very happy now and not as stiff or sore as they were before we started using it
    Date published: 2016-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product We have been using this product for a few months on our showmanship horse his behaves have total improved displaying less pain overall
    Date published: 2016-05-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as good Horse went LAME, this does not replace joint supplements,
    Date published: 2016-05-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought in bulk in addition to SmartPak The recommended dosage of Bute-Less is in my horse's daily Smart-Pak, but it didn't seem to be working. I wanted the option to add additional scoops to see if there would be any difference; especially if there would be any negative effects. For that reason, I didn't want to commit to adding more to the SmartPak. I would have bought a bucket locally, but it was really expensive and every other online option charged a hefty shipping charge. No shipping charge with Smart-Pak (I purchased with a bucket of CETYL-M, so shipping was free). Increasing the dosage has really helped my mare; and, with no negative effects. She still has a good appetite, and seems to have less pain in her hindquarters. I increased her p.m. dosage from one scoop to two, and also added one scoop to her morning grain. So, she receives three scoops daily. I accept that she will never be 100%, but definitely wanted to make her as comfortable as possible. She no longer lies around all day and actually runs and tries to buck now and then! I was worried about increasing the dosage from the recommended amount, so before I did, I researched the effects of Devil's Claw. I didn't find any real negative effects, other than one study indicated that muscle may deteriorate over continued use. I figured that this was going to happen regardless if she was on Devil's Claw or not because she wasn't moving around at all. Also, some other products actually have more Devil's Claw in them per recommended dosage. Bute-Less is very economical even with the increased dosage.
    Date published: 2016-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stuff! Both my QH geldings are on this.. one has navicular and is now sound 90% of the time thanks to this product and a great farrier. I'm amazed at how well he's moving both at the jog and lope. He's actually playing in the pasture with his buddies again! My other gelding has mild facial paralysis due to an old injury. He has swelling that comes and goes. Since I've been giving him this, his face looks 100% better! I'm completely amazed at how well this has worked for both my horses. I'll def keep giving them this!
    Date published: 2016-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well This has made my dressage horse feel so much better in back and hocks
    Date published: 2016-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from easier than giving bute w/applesauce in a syringe I hated giving low doses of bute twice daily to keep a chronic eye inflamation at bay, but now I just feed her "buteless" once a day and have had no problems and she eats it right up in her feed. I am very satisfied!
    Date published: 2016-04-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works! I have used this product many times. It works and they readily eat it. No wasted supplements in the bucket.
    Date published: 2016-04-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from changed formula I have used this for years but now absorbine increased the b12 and it has a bad odor so my horse won't eat it.
    Date published: 2016-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! My 15 year old quarter horse, Buddy has Navicular Disease and our vet recommended this wonderful product. We have been using it for almost a year now and wouldnt go on without it. Great product at a great price! :)
    Date published: 2016-03-23
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't help my guy he became lame My Tennessee Walker was on plain Yucca but I decided to try this because of my areas wet chilly winter. My guy became lame at the trot again on this :( i'm highly disappointed. Plan on switching him back to plain Yucca.
    Date published: 2016-02-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this because my horse has Cushing's & she is 26 yrs young so she needs a little comfort care. The buteless pellets are the only joint supplement for pain relief that doesn't contain glucosamine which she doesn't need due to her Cushing's!!
    Date published: 2016-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buteless Giving it to several horses with different issues and it helps with joint stiffness issues as well as muscle issues helping my old arthritic mare, my injured dressage mare, my trail gelding. Big difference in flexibility
    Date published: 2016-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works! I've been using this for several months and it seems to work well. Great alternative for bute especially for a horse that need this long term.
    Date published: 2016-01-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well I purchased this product in order to help alleviate pain when my mare strained a muscle in her shoulder. It really helped her maintain comfort during a rest period of light work and while working back into regular work.
    Date published: 2015-11-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My horses sure like it! I have 2 horses age 19 and 33. I wanted to try this on my younger horse which is the one I ride. I also added it to my older horse because I figured she must have arthritic joints like I do. Both horses eat it right up and my younger horse hasn't changed his need for a very slow warm up, but my old gal is acting like a spring chicken! She comes in and out of the barn at either a trot or canter! I will keep both horses on this product until they die! I'm hoping my riding horse will continue to need his Yoga warm up but avoid arthritic issues down the road.
    Date published: 2015-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product works I had my mare on this for 2 yrs. for an old deep digital flexor tendon issue, that developed a nasty wind puff. I took her of it because I wasn't sure it was working. Within a couple months she was off in three legs. Put her back on it and now she is fine. It was obviously working. I also have her on MSM.
    Date published: 2015-11-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Some Improvement My senior horse has very sensitive feet and he will have times when he is very sore. The supplement has probably helped some, but not as well as I hoped.
    Date published: 2015-10-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Saver A month on Buteless & my 24 year old mare is running with her herd again. After a miserable summer of lameness & near immobility, Skip is "at one" with her herd mates again. What a blessing!
    Date published: 2015-10-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bute Less Pellets Unfortunately, they didn't agree with Axel. After a few days of escalated cribbing, I stopped feeding them and he was fine. No fault of the product, just a picky horse I think.
    Date published: 2015-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natural product I needed a natural supplement too help with Avonlea's age related and pass eventing history discomforts. She responded positively.
    Date published: 2015-10-01
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