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Study on the measurability of the metabolism in the musculature under consideration of the feeding of MUSTAX MUSKEL+.

A total of 14 sport horses, aged 5 - 16 years (show jumping) were included in the study. The participating horses were divided into 3 different training states: untrained, trained and in full training. Measurements were taken before and after approximately 12 minutes of exercise.

All horses showed a good baseline condition, BCS (Body Condition Score)* at 4-5. It was found that the horses that were already fed with Mustax Muscle+ before the start of the study showed a finer structure of the temperature pattern in the thermogram. The finer the structures can be seen, the greater the metabolic process in the muscle tissue, which inevitably leads to better performance. The group of untrained horses showed a rapid improvement of the structure in the thermogram with the feeding of Mustax Muscle+. It was also shown in all groups that the horses with Mustax Muscle+, have a larger temperature pattern. It extends further into the upper part of the croup, which indicates that these horses can use larger portions of their musculature more effectively. Thus, it can be concluded that feeding Mustax Muscle+ favors the metabolism of the musculature, both in trained and convalescent horses.

*The "Body Condition Score" (BCS) is a scale used to assess and evaluate the body condition of horses. The scale ranges from 1 (very thin) to 9 (very fat). The BCS is usually assessed visually and takes into account factors such as the presence of fat deposits, the quality of the coat and hair coat, the contour of the body, and the strength of the spine and pelvic bones.

A high BCS may indicate that the horse is well nourished and has sufficient energy reserves to perform its daily activities. However, a low BCS may indicate that the horse is underweight and may not have enough nutrients available to meet its physical requirements. It is important to monitor the BCS regularly to ensure that the horse is in a healthy body condition.

It is important to note that BCS is not a perfect measure of a horse's health and should be used in combination with other factors, such as the horse's behavior, quality of hooves, and physical examination by a veterinarian, to get a complete picture of a horse's health.