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 onset of a habituation effect and will in no way negatively affect the temperament of your horse!
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 thus the production of energy is dependent on sun, heat and water: If more energy and thus 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 among the rapidly fermentable carbohydrates that undergo rapid microbial degradation in the horse's large intestine. The products formed during fermentation can pass through the pre-damaged intestinal mucosa into the bloodstream, where they can have a toxic effect in the sensitive dermis of the hooves. Any form of feeding that results in an "overload" of the appendix and colon can result in laminitis. To spare your horse this unnecessary strain, we rely on the use of high-quality fats in combination with the amino acids lysine and methionine in our MUSTAX M+ - therefore it is also suitable for use in horses with laminitis.
Our MUSTAX M+ is also suitable for foals and young horses in growth, as it also actively promotes, among other things, the formation of a good bone structure. However, the dosage should be chosen lower according to age and size.
Unfortunately, this question cannot be answered in a general way, because it strongly depends on the individual case (age, weight, constitution, workload) and the desired result: If your horse is already well trained and is only to be actively supported by MUSTAX M+ in muscle building, you should notice an increase in rideability and a shortening of the solution phase after only 7 to 10 days. After 4 to 6 weeks, changes in the musculature will also be visible to the naked eye. However, if your horse is convalescing after colic surgery, for example, and has lost a lot of weight and needs to be gently re-fed, it can of course take several months for your horse to regain its old form.
To achieve a significant difference or a lasting effect, the MUSTAX M+ should be fed for about 3 months. After that, of course, you 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 a problem-free permanent administration and can be given indefinitely without a habituation effect occurring.
On average, a small bucket of M+ (5 kg) will last about 3 to 4 weeks with normal demand, and a large bucket of M+ (10 kg) will last between 6 and 8 weeks.
Unfortunately, this question cannot be answered in general, because it depends strongly on the individual case (age, weight, constitution, workload) and the desired result: If the horse is only to be supported by MUSTAX M+ in muscle building, works only lightly and has no particular deficits, a dose of 2 x daily 1/3 measuring cup is absolutely sufficient. If, however, your horse is convalescing after colic surgery, for example, has lost a lot of weight 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 concentrate without any problems. A few horses are a bit skeptical at first, because they don't know any powder, or can't yet assign 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 concentrate along with M+ with a finish of malt beer/apple juice (depending on preference), or add a blob of cheap applesauce from the discount store on top. In very stubborn cases, the M+ can also be stirred into the mash. Gradually increase the amount until the final desired dosage.
This question cannot be answered in a general way, because it strongly depends on the individual case (age, weight, constitution, workload) and the desired result: If the horse is only to be supported in muscle building, only works lightly and has no particular deficits, a dosage of 2 x daily 1/3 measuring cup MUSTAX M+ is absolutely sufficient. However, if the horse is convalescing after colic surgery, for example, has lost a lot of weight and needs to be gently fed again, a dosage of up to 1 measuring cup M+ twice a day is completely safe.
If the horse is fed a high proportion of protein for energy production, nitrogen remains during utilization, which must first be detoxified by the kidneys. To spare your horse this unnecessary burden, we rely instead on the use of high-quality fats in combination with the amino acids lysine and methionine in our MUSTAX products.
If you want to discontinue MUSTAX M+, your horse will of course not lose the built-up muscle directly, as long as the amount of feed is adjusted and his training load remains the same. If your horse gains too much mass while on M+, you can simply reduce the amount of concentrate and continue feeding MUSTAX M+ . As a rule of thumb, 200 g of M+ can replace about 1.5 kg of concentrate.
All our MUSTAX products are perfectly coordinated and you can therefore feed them simultaneously without any problems. Exactly because of this optimal combinability, an effective all-round supply for almost every horse and the most diverse, individual requirements is possible.
Especially the phase of pregnancy, birth and suckling of a foal demand a maximum of energy from every mare. So that not only your mare remains strong and does not lose unwanted substance, but also the foal is well supplied from the beginning, a support by MUSTAX M+ and MIN is even expressly 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 grace period of 48 hours has to be observed.
Our MUSTAX M+ is ideally divided into two equal portions and fed with the concentrate to develop its optimal 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, since the then still relatively large amount of powder is not immediately accepted by every horse.
All our formulas, designed by equine nutrition experts, are particularly effective due to the patented powder process, completely without fillers and reach your horse quickly and effectively without burdening the sensitive digestive tract of the animals. In addition, we use only perfectly coordinated additives for MUSTAX, which in this optimal combination are completely utilized by the horse and 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 rely instead on the use of high-quality fats in combination with the amino acids lysine and methionine in our MUSTAX products.
No, there are absolutely no undesirable side effects when feeding our MUSTAX products! We know of only positive effects, as you can read in many enthusiastic feedbacks from customers on our website.
Thanks to our special process for the production of the soft powder, all our MUSTAX products are absolutely gentle, extremely easy to digest and therefore very suitable for horses with a sensitive digestive tract!
Horses affected by a metabolic disorder always require particularly good dietary management, whereby the functionality of the musculature of genetically predisposed horses benefits greatly from an adapted diet even before symptoms appear. Crucial factors are a low glycemic and insulinemic index, as well as a high fat content of the feed. This means that your horse should be fed a high-fat diet with a minimum of easily digestible carbohydrates (starch, sugar). Since our MUSTAX products meet these requirements to a special degree, they are particularly suitable for horses with metabolic problems.
Equine Cushing's Syndrome is a disease characterized by a malfunction of the pituitary gland and the resulting excess of glucocorticoid hormones. In Cushing's disease, the glucose can no longer be sufficiently broken down in the horse's body and then acts like a poison. For affected horses, therefore, a particularly low-carbohydrate and low-starch diet is extremely important! With sufficient amounts of hay and a minimal ration of concentrated feed, your horse can still optimally cover its energy needs by feeding our MUSTAX M+ (based on the use of high-quality fats). A balance of required vitamins and minerals is then ideally achieved by supplementing MUSTAX MIN.
In principle, our MUSTAX products can be combined with other feeds without any problems. To avoid a possible overdose of ingredients, we will be happy to advise you personally in specific individual cases.
No, none of our MUSTAX products contain soy.