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MetaTonic *For the IR/EMS horse

MetaTonic *For the IR/EMS horse

from £37.00

excl. VAT, plus delivery


A maintenance herbal support for the IR/EMS/lami-prone equine

Owners and vets now recognise an equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) among horses, symptoms ranging from obesity to chronic laminitis. Also known as pre-Cushing's, Cushingoid, or IR (insulin resistant), the metabolic horse is uncompromisingly carb-intolerant, full stop.

See our Metabolic Horse page for more info.


  • metabolism
  • insulin resistance
  • blood glucose levels
  • weight management
  • immune system
  • gut system and microbiome
  • liver function
  • naturally occurring nutritive vitamins, minerals and antioxidants


Dried Herbs, Roots & Barks: Berberis vulgaris (Barberry), Galium aparine (Cleavers), Foeniculim vulgare (Fennel), Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn), Galega officinale (Goat's Rue), Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle), Urtica dioica (Nettle), Plantago ovata (Psyllium), Rosa canina (Rosehips) & Smilax ornata (Sarsaparilla)

  • Composition produced to ecological standards and free from agro-chemicals. See our Quality page for Organic Certification Documents.
  • * Grown especially for us organically and biodynamically by Organic Herb Trading Co. https://www.biodynamics.com/what-is-biodynamics
  • Guaranteed no fillers and non-GMO.


  • 5g/100kg bodyweight per day, thus for an average 500kg horse add 25g daily to feed.


  • Feed our DuoBute as a preventative pain/anti-inflammatory support alongside our MetaTonic.


  • Supplements of any kind should be fed with caution to the pregnant mare so always seek veterinary advice.


  • This is a nutritional product and is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice.
  • Contains no banned substances so safe for competition.
  • 5% discount on 2kg volume.
  • 10% discount on 3kg volume.


8.8.21 - Hi, I have been feeding the Metatonic to my metabolic horse and can't believe what a difference I am seeing in him. I have tried many different supplements over time to help him return to health, he had a hard crest and swollen glands under his jaw as well as a swollen sheath, a general all round look of puffiness and currently footy in his right fore but to no avail. Within two weeks of being on the metatonic his crest softened up beautifully and now nearly two months in it has decreased substantially (nearly gone). His glands have come right down too. Emma

10.5.21 - Hi, One of my ponies, Ozzy the cob, is very like an ems pony tho he tested negative - he easily gets a crest and fat pads and I struggle with his weight. We're coping quite well over the last year as now I use a track over summer and ride him most days. He does struggle with becoming very footy after eating grass esp at this time of year. My other pony is a mare who's had laminitis once before and low grade lami once after that. She also always struggles with footiness at this time of year. They're both barefoot and use an equine podiatrist. Anyway I bought your meta tonic in the hopes it might help Ozzy cope with grass better and not struggle with his weight as much. He's been on it about a fortnight and his footiness has almost disappeared! I'm blown away. The only thing that's changed is the meta tonic. I'm so pleased I'm starting my mare on it from tonight too. Hannah

27.6.20 - I keep seeing folk struggle with EMS ponies - how come they don't know about Metatonic as I'm blown away with the changes in my boy. If you had seem him tonight trot and canter round track cause he thought we d opened grass (lol) u'd never believe he's the same pony I've struggled with for the last few years. Need shows to restart so we can contest those veteran classes! Barbara

15.3.20 - Just wanted to let you know how well the Metatonic is working for my 22yo EMS PPID boy. His grass tolerance levels appear to have improved significantly. Long may it last! Many thanks, Alison

18.4.19 - Good morning Carol, Just wanted to let you know that I have a pony who has turned the most massive corner after introducing the advice you gave into her feed.. wow!! No more starving pony trying to eat me, no more scraping walls, kicking, biting and generally making me lose the will to live! After getting a set of X-rays done and a date with the farrier, both he and the vet asked directly if I had her sedated ... that’s what it felt like. Relaxed, happy to oblige pony. I know we have a long road ahead but without your help and advice I’d be lost!!! A million Thank Yous from me and Lotti