Bute-Less Equine Supplement

Sensing discomfort in a friend is something we do almost unconsciously.  We can tell just by looking at them, or from the tone of their voice.  A human friend will confirm it when asked, but detecting discomfort in your horse can be much more difficult.   Many times there are subtle signals, like refusing normal commands, vigorous tail swishing, trouble with lead changes, or a grumpy attitude.  A dash of intuition and careful observation will usually tip us off when there is a problem.  Some more obvious signs of a horse’s discomfort can include unusual bucking, biting, rearing, holding a tight or “hollow” back, shaking of the head and similar actions.


While some obvious causes of soreness like a pulled tendon or a laceration have straight-forward treatments, many horses will live with discomfort for the rest of their lives.  Even once we’ve detected it and the cause is diagnosed, our vet may not have many options to keep our horses comfortable indefinitely. Many of the medicines commonly prescribed today have serious side effects, like gastric irritation and resulting ulcers, so horse owners shy away from using them in the long-term.

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As horses live longer lives thanks to better nutrition and veterinary medicine, many of us are faced with the challenges of caring for senior horses, as we strive to keep them comfortable in their golden years. Absorbine® Bute-Less can offer your horse support for a healthy inflammatory response, and eases discomfort associated with exercise and aging.  It is gentle on the stomach and is easily administered as a daily supplement.  Active ingredients in Bute-Less include natural Devil’s Claw Extract and Yucca Schidigera Extract, as well as Vitamin B-12.  Bute-Less is available in three convenient forms, as pellets, paste syringes, and solution.  Formerly known as Equine America® B-L®, our supplement is proven to be gentle on the stomach, making it ideal for long-term use.  Search the reviews online and you’ll find that it’s highly rated and recommended, with comments like this:


“I finished the 30 days and my 19 year old mare was much springier and more ‘playful’ than I can remember!  Even in the heat of the late summer!!!  RAVE REVIEWS FROM ME!”

-Andrea H., Florida


So, if you sense that your equine friend is sore and you’re looking for a way to offer comfort for the long-term, try Absorbine® Bute-Less™.  If you or your four legged friend aren’t happy with the results, let us know.  Absorbine stands behind our products 100%.



16 comments on “Bute-Less Equine Supplement”

  1. Angie Rowe says:

    Can I purchase this bute-less in new zealand

    1. Sean says:

      Hello Angie, thanks for inquiring! At this time we do not have Bute-Less in New Zealand. We can’t confirm if worldwide online retailers would ship it to NZ or not. Sorry I don’t have more information for you. We sure hope to sell it in your beautiful country someday! This blog administrator would volunteer to travel there for business any day!

  2. Gina Jacobs says:

    Just bought some to try…says I’ll know in a week for my arthritic horse!

  3. Melanie Davis says:

    Can you give B-L Solution to dogs? If so, what is the dosage per pound?

    1. Sean says:

      Hi Melanie,

      Thanks for writing. We do not advise that you try Bute-Less for your dog, we only know it works for horses. There are some dog-specific supplements out there with Devil’s Claw though. In a quick search I found Wendals Herbs brand had a Devil’s Claw solution for dogs. We haven’t had any experience with that or other dog brands. Good luck!

  4. Guy Bailly says:

    Is there a seller in Canada or à Tackshop in Québec

    1. Sean says:

      Hey Guy! Sorry for the late response. We are now selling this formula in Canada as “Absorbine B-L” – same stuff, just a slightly different name.

      You can get it at Greenhawk.com

      There is a Greenhawk location in Quebec City. For other shops, we suggest calling ahead. Thanks for using Absorbine products!!

  5. Guy Bailly says:

    I ve been buying 3 gallons since in US ans it works good on my 14 years old trotter

  6. Catherine Haryslak says:

    I have a small retired pony. That has cushings, is insulin resistant and has laminitis. I would like to not use Bute on a daily basis. Is this product safe for my little guy. Not sure of the sugar content. Thank You

    1. Sean says:

      Hello Catherine, there is dehydrated alfalfa meal and dehydrated molasses in the product. This being said the serving size is only 1 oz total per 1,100 lbs of horse. So it would depend on just how restricted your pony’s diet is. Other than that, we think it should be ok! Thanks!

  7. Nancy says:

    Can Bute-Less be used in horses with COPD?

    1. Sean says:

      Hi Nancy, we don’t see why not but definitely ask you vet to make sure. Thanks for your interest!

  8. Sammy says:

    How long of a period can bite-less be given. Several months or just a couple weeks?

    1. Sean says:

      Hi Sammy, Bute-Less can be given as long as you need. It’s designed to be given daily for the long haul. Thanks for your interest!

  9. CATHY B HEAD says:


    1. Sean says:

      Hello! There is no specific restriction at that age, but we definitely recommend consulting your veterinarian. Make sure to discuss diet as it relates to the ingredient Devil’s Claw in this product. Thanks! Team Absorbine

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