General information about horses
GENERAL FEATURES OF OUR SUPPLEMENTS FOR HORSES:
A-INTRODUCTION TO HORSE SUPPLEMENTS
B-PACKAGING, STORAGE AND TRANSPORT
C-SPECIFIC PROPERTIES OF HORSE SUPPLEMENTS
D- WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
A- INTRODUCTION TO HORSE SUPPLEMENTS.
A 100 percent natural therapeutic supplement especially for horses.
In Markus-Mühle / Luposan we are very interested in horses’ health, so we conducted a number of investigations which determined that horses require additional supplements in their diet to stay healthy and strong as their bodies are very delicate and some important proteins, such as lysine and methionine are not always synthesized. They also require a continuous source of minerals like calcium, phosphorus, copper, iron, sodium, potassium, etc.. and of course a complementary vitamin balance throughout their bodies is essential, both liposoluble (A, D, E, K) and hydrosoluble (B1-2-6-12-15). For competition horses or those that expend lots of energy regularly, their bodies need to be strengthened with high quality food supplements that allow them to recover in the shortest time possible, Markus-Mühle supplements being an excellent natural choice.
Today domestic horses, suffer from many problems due to lack of excercise, eating too much dry hay and spending most of their time in stables. The most common consequences of this new way of life are usually cramping, gas, stiffness of joints and nervousness, etc..
As previously mentioned, Markus-Mühle / Luposan created six different supplements that help compensate and strengthen our horses’ most prone areas.
Supplements for horses are designed to act on the following aspects: joints (Gelenkkraft), to nourish and strengthen the skin and hair (Lupo-Derm), to strengthen hooves, hair and skin (Biotin Plus), natural parasite repellent (oral) (Zeckweg), intestinal regeneration and anti-colic (Darmaktiv), strength and balance to the nervous system (Nervenkraft), to protect the respiratory tract and bronchi (Bronchovet).
B-PACKING, STORAGE AND TRANSPORT:
All of our products are shipped directly from the factory in Germany to the warehouse in Spain in refrigerated trucks with a controlled temperature of between 18º -24ºC.
All products are stored in our central warehouse in Spain, which is insulated against heat and humidity. Supplements do not remain for long in our store, due to the fact that they are natural products without preservatives and with a short shelf life. In Luposan / Markus-Mühle in Spain we have a constant rotation of new merchandise, a weekly truckload from Germany insures supplements are always fresh. Our offers are not related to short expiration dates. Large companies and feed supplement resellers buy large quantities to get a price improvement, risking not selling the product in time and having to "finish them off with aggressive offers ". Often aggressive offers of these large multinationals are the result of these internal problems and many people buy them without knowing the real cause for the very “special price”.
For shipments within Spain we have chosen courier companies as MRW, UPS, etc., They deliver within approx. 24hrs ensuring minimum risk to our products. In summer, the temperature in the courier van parked in direct sunlight can reach up to 80°C - 90°C.
Although a date is marked on the label, if a sensitive product like ours is abused in transport, exposed to long trips, sun, heat, etc., shelf life is considerably reduced, losing therapeutic effectiveness, it can become rancid or smell different. For this reason we do not ship our products outside of Spain and even less so in summer.
Our motto is: We do not compromise our products in the elaboration process and we do not compromise them during transportation and storage!
C- HORSES’ SUPPLEMENTS SPECIAL FEATURES
All our supplements are natural based, produced in Germany using traditional cold “non-extrusion” processes. The different supplements come in several forms, usually powder or pressed into pellets, tablets and MoorLiquid – thick “mud-like” liquid.
Luposan only performs tests with their own pets because they are non-invasive (palatability, digestibility, urine pH, urine and faeces analysis). We have no laboratory nor do we hire animal laboratories to test our products. We believe that if a product is not suitable for our own horses then it is not suitable for any other!
All ingredients are 100% natural.
Our supplements are additive, flavouring, flavour enhancer, ethoxyquin, BHT and BHA, and astringent chemicals free, so we are sure that our horse is eating as healthily and naturally as possible.
D- WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
Horse owners that have given their pets our supplements, especially Gelenkkraft for joints, Lupoderm for hair and skin, Darmaktiv for intestinal problems and stomach pains, among others, notice the results in their beloved horses. Many customers write to tell us that since they started giving Gelenkkraft to them, they can see a huge improvement after 15-25 days of continuous treatment, their horses steadily regaining strength, energy and vitality. Others tell us that after implementing Lupoderm into their horses’ diet, they were impressed by the improved glossiness of their horses’ hair. Other horse owners informed us of the improvement of the digestive and intestinal apparatus after giving them Darmaktiv. All these testimonials from our customers are the best proof for us and make us feel proud to offer something so beneficial. Obviously our products do not give the same results for all horses, but overall we are pleased with the positive results and feed- back we have received throughout Europe.