Alleviate Australia (Nil swab)Alleviate

A blend of the most absorbable and effective forms of magnesium with their essential co-factor: boron.

Alleviate has a very small dose rate. Alleviate is the only magnesium supplement capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier. People use the same ingredients to sharpen their mind before examinations. It helps horses to be able to ‘think straight’.

Can be dissolved and syringed if necessary

Stress:  A lack of magnesium will cause a horse to exhibit signs of stress at a far lower threshold than one who is not lacking magnesium. Magnesium helps to relax nerves & muscles including the internal ‘smooth’ muscle of the heart and arterial circulation, the airways and the digestive tract.
These ‘smooth muscles’ stay in the contraction phase too long when there is insufficient magnesium available to facilitate their release.

For Performance and Race-Horses Alleviate, by releasing and dilating, promotes superior nerve, muscle, respiratory and circulatory function allowing maximum oxygen delivery to tissues.
It needs to be understood that we are not using magnesium to make the horse better than normal, merely to ensure he is normal, can cope with domestic life and perform to his full genetic potential. It certainly isn’t normal for a horse to be tight, tense and anxious. Tense muscles cannot perform and will produce a shorter stride and less fluid movement.

To purchase product in Australia please contact

Vicky Hansen :


How to Use Alleviate

Double the dose the night before and morning of any event or competition, before their first trailer ride, before the dentist or vet comes. It will work very quickly, within an hour or two. 

  • For ease of handling of youngsters and horses being sent away to be started (broken in)
  • Reduces anxiety on race day
  • Helps harness horses settle for standing starts
  • For hunting or trekking
  • Suitable for pregnant mares and other livestock

Alleviate is most effective when used in conjunction with our other feeding recommendations which include the feeding of salt to horses on any pasture and Supreme Vit & Min

ProvideIt Feeding Principles (for those who don’t have large acreages!)
  1. Priority: Keep the hind-gut flora healthy by supplementing plenty of fibre in the form of hay, chaff, beet, hulls every day of the year. It is false economy not to do so.
  2. Don’t subject your horse to the nutrient fluctuations of comparatively short pasture grass. Allow your horse access to grass only when it is suitable. You will get to know what suits your horse on your property.
  3. Feed plain feeds which are more economical (beets, chaffs, oats, soy hulls) and add top quality vitamins and minerals as in Supreme Vit & Min to avoid deficiencies of any essential nutrients.
  4. Add salt to feed at a rate of 10gms per 100kgs live-weight.
  5. Linseed meal or flakes are good for protein and linseed oil is great for Omega 3’s. (Vegetable oils are higher in Omega 6’s which are pro-inflammatory)
  6. Add plain oats for more energy according to workload.
  7. Use barley, rice and coconut oil for weight gain and top-line. Milrun (bran/pollard) can be used too so long as you also feed Xtra Cal to address the calcium imbalance.

      Copra is good for weight-gain too but it is also high in protein

Prices & Ordering

350gm - AUS$55.50 inc GST + P&P
1kg - AUS$118.60 inc GST  + P&P

Please email Vicky for any product need.


"Yesterday I went to trim a horse I have been trimming for a couple of years now.

The customer is well versed on the effect of changes in the  grass making changes in her horses.   She has set up her farm and manages her grazing to minimalise these problems and now enjoys the great progress she has made on both of her horses since.

However yesterday somehow one of her horses managed to get into a paddock shut up for hay and had himself an enjoyable night of extreme indulgence!

When I arrived to trim his hooves he was very tense and constantly snatching his legs. 
When horses are like this it generally only takes a little ground work for them to decide they would rather stand still. IF THEY ARE GRASS AFFECTED YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME!
They still  pull and snatch and wreck my back.

I carry some Alleviate with me for such occasions. I syringed in about 4 spoonfuls dissolved in water and left it to relax while I trimmed the other horse.

Within 15 minutes the affected horse was standing totally relaxed and was happy to be trimmed. Easy on the horse and MUCH EASIER on my back!!"

Cheers Val


*The information and mat erial on the Calm Healthy Horses website is of a general educational nature only.
It is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional advice as it is not necessarily complete,
up to date or applicable to you personally.
Calm, Healthy Horses (including Jenny Paterson, B.Sc Calm Healthy Horses NZ Ltd and Vicky Hansen Calm Healthy Horses Australia) does not accept liability for any injury, loss, damage or expenses incurred
by use of any of the Calm Healthy Horses Product range or from reliance on any information either given verbally
or derived from this website.


Should your order either not arrive, or arrive damaged, please contact us by e-mail immediately so we can contact the courier company and replace product at our discretion.
Refunds will only be given on unopened product returned in original condition accompanied by proof of purchase (Your receipt). No cash refunds.
The Calm Healthy Horses range of products have been formulated to be used as supplements not ‘medicines’. However, if you have bought a product to fix a particular problem and you are still having trouble it is even more important to contact us by e-mail so we can discuss your feeding programme, (free of charge) to achieve your desired result. Our success rate is very high.