FAQ

Your questions about the MUSTAX M+

Our MUSTAX M+ effectively supports the formation of muscles, increases rideability and promotes the ability to regenerate, but does so without any habituation effect and will not negatively affect your horse's temperament in any way!

Whereas laminitis used to be triggered more frequently by protein, today it is more likely to be caused by fructans in pasture grass. The photosynthesis of plants and therefore the production of energy is dependent on sun, heat and water: if more energy and therefore more sugar is produced, the plant begins to convert the sugar into fructan in order to temporarily store the excess energy. Due to their structure, fructans are rapidly fermentable carbohydrates that are subject to rapid microbial degradation in the horse's large intestine. The products resulting from fermentation can enter the bloodstream through the damaged intestinal mucosa and have a toxic effect on the sensitive dermis of the hooves. Any form of feeding that leads to "overloading" of the cecum and large intestine can result in laminitis. To spare your horse this unnecessary strain, we use high-quality fats in combination with the amino acids lysine and methionine in our MUSTAX M+ - which is why it is also suitable for use in horses with laminitis.

Our MUSTAX M+ is also suitable for foals and young growing horses, as it actively promotes the formation of a good bone structure, among other things. However, the dosage should be lower depending on the age and size of the horse.

Unfortunately, there is no general answer to this question, as it depends very much on the individual case (age, weight, constitution, workload) and the desired result: If your horse is already well trained and only needs to be actively supported in building muscle with MUSTAX M+, you should notice an increase in rideability and a shortening of the release phase after just 7 to 10 days. After 4 to 6 weeks, changes in the muscles will be visible to the naked eye. However, if your horse is convalescing after colic surgery, for example, as a result of which it has lost a lot of weight and needs to be gently fed again, it can of course take a few months for your horse to regain its old form.

To achieve a significant difference or a lasting effect, MUSTAX M+ should be fed for around 3 months. After that, you can of course decide for yourself whether you want to continue to support your horse optimally or return to the previous feeding. However, our MUSTAX+ is designed for problem-free long-term administration and can be given indefinitely without a habituation effect occurring.

On average, a small bucket of M+ (5 kg) lasts approx. 3 to 4 weeks for normal requirements, a large bucket of M+ (10 kg) between 6 and 8 weeks.

Unfortunately, there is no general answer to this question, as it depends very much on the individual case (age, weight, constitution, workload) and the desired result: If the horse is only to be supported by MUSTAX M+ in building muscle, is only working lightly and has no particular deficits, a dose of 1/3 measuring cup twice a day is absolutely sufficient. However, if your horse is convalescing after colic surgery, for example, and has lost a lot of weight as a result and needs to be gently fed again, a dosage of up to 1 measuring cup twice a day is recommended.

Most horses eat our MUSTAX M+ with their concentrated feed without any problems. A few horses are a little skeptical at first because they are not familiar with powder or cannot yet identify the new taste. However, almost all of them can be easily convinced with simple tricks. 🚀

If your horse is such a gourmet, you can start with a lower dosage and moisten the concentrated feed including M+ with a shot of malt beer/apple juice (depending on preference), or add a dollop of cheap apple sauce from the discount store. In very stubborn cases, the M+ can also simply be stirred into the mash at first. Gradually increase the amount to the final desired dosage.

There is no general answer to this question, as it depends very much on the individual case (age, weight, constitution, workload) and the desired result: If the horse is only to be supported in building muscle, is only working lightly and has no particular deficits, a dose of 1/3 measuring cup of MUSTAX M+ twice a day is absolutely sufficient. However, if the horse is convalescing after colic surgery, for example, and has lost a lot of weight as a result and needs to be gently fed again, a dosage of up to 1 measuring cup of M+ twice a day is completely safe.

If the horse is fed a high proportion of protein for energy production, nitrogen is left over during utilization, which must first be detoxified by the body via the kidneys. To spare your horse this unnecessary burden, we use high-quality fats in combination with the amino acids lysine and methionine in our MUSTAX products instead.

If you want to discontinue our MUSTAX M+, your horse will of course not lose the muscle mass it has built up, as long as the amount of feed is adjusted and its training workload remains the same. However, if your horse gains too much mass while on M+, you can simply reduce the amount of concentrated feed and continue feeding MUSTAX M+ . As a rule of thumb, 200 g of M+ can replace around 1.5 kg of concentrated feed.

Further questions

All our MUSTAX products are perfectly coordinated and you can therefore feed them at the same time without any problems. It is precisely this optimal combinability that enables effective all-round care for almost every horse and the most diverse individual requirements.

The pregnancy phase, birth and suckling of a foal demand maximum energy from every mare. To ensure that not only your mare keeps up her strength and does not lose unwanted substance, but also that the foal is well supplied from the start, support with MUSTAX M+ and MIN is highly recommended!

All MUSTAX products are doping-free and fully ADMR-compliant. For our MUSTAX N (Nervenstabil), MUSTAX P (Pulmo) and MUSTAX MB (Mobil), only a withdrawal period of 48 hours must be observed.

Ideally, our MUSTAX M+ should be divided into two equal portions and fed with the concentrated feed in order to develop its optimum effect. However, if this is not possible for organizational reasons, the entire amount can also be fed in a single portion, whereby the dosage should then be increased slowly, as the relatively large amount of powder is not immediately accepted by every horse.

All of our formulas designed by horse nutrition experts are particularly effective thanks to the patented powder process, are completely free from fillers and reach your horse quickly and effectively without burdening the animal's sensitive digestive tract. In addition, we only use perfectly coordinated additives for MUSTAX, which are completely utilized by the horse in this optimal combination and are not simply excreted again.

If a horse is fed too much protein for energy production, nitrogen is inevitably left over during utilization, which must first be detoxified by the kidneys. To spare your horse this unnecessary burden, we use high-quality fats in combination with the amino acids lysine and methionine in our MUSTAX products instead.

No, there are absolutely no undesirable side effects when feeding our MUSTAX products! We are only aware of positive effects, as you can read in the many enthusiastic customer feedbacks on our website.

Thanks to our special process for producing the soft powder, all our MUSTAX products are absolutely gentle, extremely easy to digest and therefore particularly suitable for horses with a sensitive digestive tract!

Horses affected by a metabolic disorder always require particularly good diet management, whereby the functionality of the muscles of genetically predisposed horses benefits greatly from an adapted diet even before symptoms occur. A low glycemic and insulinemic index and a high fat content in the feed are crucial. This means that your horse should eat a high-fat diet (even with little exercise), which should only contain a minimum of easily digestible carbohydrates (starch, sugar). As our MUSTAX products meet these requirements to a particularly high degree, they are especially suitable for horses with metabolic problems.

Equine Cushing's syndrome is a disease characterized by a malfunction of the pituitary gland and a resulting excess of glucocorticoid hormones. In Cushing's disease, the glucose can no longer be broken down sufficiently in the horse's body and then acts like a poison. A diet particularly low in carbohydrates and starch is therefore extremely important for affected horses! If your horse is given sufficient amounts of hay and only a minimal ration of concentrated feed, it can still optimally cover its energy requirements by feeding our MUSTAX M+ (based on the use of high-quality fats). Ideally, the required vitamins and minerals are then balanced by supplementing MUSTAX MIN.

Our MUSTAX products can generally be combined with other feeds without any problems. However, to avoid a possible overdose of ingredients, we will be happy to advise you personally in individual cases.

No, none of our MUSTAX products contain soy.

Once your horse has built up an appropriate magnesium level by feeding MUSTAX N, the effect is maintained at the show. It's like charging a battery: even if you disconnect the charger, the energy in the battery is retained and your device continues to work. In the same way, the magnesium level built up in the horse is retained after the MUSTAX N is discontinued and supports it during the competition. And you can simply continue to give it straight after the competition. Our N is designed for long-term feeding, but you may be able to reduce the dosage after a while.

Der Einsatz bei einer Spat-Erkrankung kommt ganz individuell auf den derzeitigen Zustand des Pferdes an. Es handelt sich dabei um eine degenerative Gelenkserkrankung, die nicht heilbar ist. Trotzdem leben viele Pferde kaum eingeschränkt und gut damit! Sollte dein Pferd einen akuten Schub haben und lahm gehen, würden wir dir in dieser Phase eher unser MUSTAX A (ArthroAktiv) empfehlen, da es schmerzstillend und leicht entzündungshemmend wirkt. Hat der Spat aber bereits das gesamte Gelenk komplett durchbaut und dein Pferd ist lahmfrei, kannst du das MUSTAX S+ (Sehnen+) einsetzen.

Wir weisen mit MUSTAX allgemein eine sehr hohe Akzeptanz auf, allerdings gibt es ein paar "Tricks", mit denen man auch die größten Feinschmecker überzeugen sollte.

Zur Gewöhnung bei wählerischen Pferden kann man zunächst mit einer kleineren Menge anfangen, und sich dann langsam zu steigern bis man die empfohlene Ration erreicht hat. Das reicht bei den allermeisten auch schon aus, um sich an das Pulver zu gewöhnen. Darüber hinaus kann man unsere Produkte sehr gut in Mash geben, das Kraftfutter und Pulver mit etwas Apfelmus oder Malzbier anfeuchten, eine zermatschte Banane oder Rübenschnitzel hinzugeben oder in angefeuchtetets Müsli geben. Bislang haben wir jedes Pferd damit überzeugen können nach einer Gewöhnungsphase die normale Menge ganz problemlos zu fressen.

Nein, leider bieten wir zurzeit keine Proben unserer Produkte an. Allerdings weisen unsere Produkte erfahrungsgemäß eine hohe Akzeptanz auf.

Ja, du kannst unsere Produkte bedenkenlos in Mash geben. Gerade bei anfänglicher Skepsis ist dies sehr beliebt unter unseren Kunden. Da wir nur auf geringe Mengen an Eiweiß setzen (wie beim M+) ist eine Denaturierung unmaßgeblich. Nur beim Pulmo kann man sagen, dass es "pur" wegen der ätherischen Öle ein kleines bisschen besser wirkt.

Gegen Headshaking hilft keines unserer Produkte, aber es wird auch durch kein MUSTAX-Produkt verschlimmert.