Poll

Anti-Anxiety Products

When selecting an anti-anxiety/behavior-modification product for your horse, what is most important to you?
(Select all that apply)

Product efficacy
23%
106
Product safety
31%
142
All-natural vs. chemical product
15%
68
Veterinarian/professional endorsement
23%
104
Other (please specify)
9%
40

Total votes cast: 460

Comments & Write-in Answers

Don't use them ever.

4/2/2012 10:01:31 PM

Owners need the drugs, not their horses.

4/2/2012 7:46:10 PM

Used a natural once. Did not work on my mare.

4/2/2012 4:21:24 PM

never have used them...never will.

4/2/2012 3:52:15 PM

I use all natural brewers yeast from the coop loaded with all kinds of b vitamins great for the nerv

4/2/2012 3:50:33 PM

Do Not Use!!!

4/2/2012 2:50:54 PM

don't need this product

4/2/2012 2:37:39 PM

Ways prevention mare from always coming into hormonal season when out among other horses constant.

4/1/2012 2:29:12 PM

safety for both horse and handler

3/31/2012 10:42:16 PM

Hrver had to in the 40 years I have owned horses excpt during vet work.

3/31/2012 11:48:20 AM

natural over chemical

3/30/2012 10:26:43 PM

I don't use these products. I try to find out what is causing the problem and address the source.

3/30/2012 6:47:43 PM

I need to know that in actual clinical studies, it has been proven to be effective and safe.

3/30/2012 2:56:26 PM

It really concerns me that we need to select a PRODUCT for this. We need to look at ourselves first!

3/29/2012 6:36:45 PM

I don't give my mare Anti-Anxiety meds. She dosen't need 'em!

3/29/2012 5:44:55 PM

have only used sedation for dental work

3/29/2012 3:59:30 PM

NONE at all you shouldn't be modifying behavior with chemicals at all. Change what YOU are doing!

3/29/2012 3:48:16 PM

product side effects or contra-indications

3/29/2012 3:46:35 PM

No need to use this product.

3/29/2012 3:41:06 PM

and no crazy herbal ingredients which often have the opposite effect

3/29/2012 3:25:25 PM

I would never use this kind of product, go back to basic training, there are holes in your training!

3/29/2012 3:19:47 PM

Must not be a prohibited substance by USEF or FEI

3/29/2012 2:29:09 PM

Don't use any..

3/29/2012 11:30:11 AM

Natural, safety and efficiency.

3/29/2012 1:57:17 AM

I would never use any "product" for such a purpose. Training and building trust should be used.

3/28/2012 11:40:00 PM

What is causing the stress? Correct the situation causing anxiety without drugs or products.

3/28/2012 11:45:56 AM

Cost and palatability are also factors.

3/28/2012 10:55:06 AM

First I make sure that the horse is not reacting to feeds, like alfalfa and grains or supplements

3/28/2012 10:42:28 AM

I always consult a variety of sources, then make my decision

3/28/2012 10:37:51 AM

FEI legal

3/28/2012 6:05:05 AM

palatability - doesn't matter how good it is if they won't eat it

3/28/2012 3:34:35 AM

palatability - doesn't matter how good it is if they won't eat it

3/28/2012 3:33:09 AM

lots of experience, not drugs. expose them to as much as possible

3/27/2012 9:08:36 PM

will not test

3/27/2012 6:47:40 PM

ALSO CONSIDER LIFESTYLE CHANGES: NO GRAIN, MORE TURN OUT, SLOWER WORK, ETC.

3/27/2012 6:16:09 PM

resolving the underlying cause

3/27/2012 6:09:00 PM

must be affordable

3/27/2012 5:47:35 PM

Never used any.

3/27/2012 5:43:50 PM

product that is legal

3/27/2012 5:28:40 PM

only use chemical control for medical procedures by veterinarian

3/27/2012 4:31:32 PM

Care is needed-I bought a tranquilized horse who jumped out the trailer window when it wore off.

3/27/2012 4:21:26 PM

I use

3/27/2012 4:19:13 PM

training

3/27/2012 4:00:19 PM

Natural and USEF legal

3/27/2012 3:51:46 PM

Must not test during a drug test during horse shows.

3/27/2012 3:46:18 PM

scientific proof it is effective

3/27/2012 3:44:18 PM

How well it works as well as possible side effects.

3/27/2012 3:43:52 PM

safety first, but if it doesn't work, why use it?

3/27/2012 2:58:11 PM

All the above, my mare was abused at 6 months by a farrier so she is a time bomb. Patience!!

3/27/2012 2:48:52 PM

Behavior modification doesn't mean "product", it means "action", same for anxiety.

3/27/2012 10:13:54 AM

My first choice in everything is safety and welfare.

3/27/2012 9:24:54 AM

If a product isn't effective in controlling anxiety, there's no point in using it...

3/27/2012 8:38:52 AM

Prof. endorsement based on scientific research

3/27/2012 7:06:57 AM

My horse does not need these products

3/27/2012 6:30:45 AM

no withdraw from racing

3/27/2012 2:16:29 AM