Reverse Engineering my Mare's SmartPak
I'm about to start a new job that will free me from an atrocious commute. However, I traded some salary for this hugely improved quality of life.
My horse has been on the same set of supplements for nearly a year (some items much longer).
Farrier's Formula Double Strength
A.B.C.'s Plus (probiotic)
So, I am reverse-engineering mare's smartpak supplements, to see if I can buy in bulk, divvy into reusable containers myself, and save money while still keeping things convenient for my BO. And creating less trash.
The devil is in the details, and the detail that makes this hard is shipping.
KV Vet has free shipping and has the best price on ABC's Plus.
It appears that SmartPak is close to the best price on the rest, but I can't make sense of the recommended maintenance dose of the Farrier's Formula Double Strength.
And does anyone know where to find reusable plastic containers w/ ATTACHED lids to use for batching these up for my BO?
Also, does anyone want to explain to me 1) does it matter which MSM I use? And if it matters, how can I tell which is 'best'?
When in doubt, make a spreadsheet
Please see the inserted screen capture.
Spreadsheets are good.
If I switch to buying ABC's Plus & MSM in bulk from KV Supply (which ships free) and discontinue the Farrier's Formula and bag the supplements myself each month, I will save over $500 per year, plus all that packaging trash.