litovet for horses

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LITOVET®

Description

What is litovet for horses?
A unique, patented feed supplement for equine joint health. LITOVET® is made from the specially cultivated rosehip Rosa canina containing high levels of the active ingredient GOPO® (glycoside of mono and diglycerol), which is scientifically documented to help maintain joint mobility in humans and horses.

  • GOPO® is scientifically documented to help maintain supple, healthy joints and joint tissues
  • LITOVET® is rich in antioxidants and contains several minerals and vitamins beneficial to horses, including high levels of vitamin C - essential for formation and maintenance of connective tissues - including joint cartilage, tendons, ligaments and bone
  • 100% natural
  • No known side effects
  • LITOVET® is tested for absence of the prohibitive substances: caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, hyoscine, hordenine, atropine and morphine as defined by the BHA and the FEI
  • Suitable for all ages and types of horses and ponies
What are the benefits of GOPO®?
GOPO® is one of the beneficial active ingredients in LITOVET®. Scientists have documented the striking supportive effects of GOPO® in humans for several years. Now similar studies on horses fed LITOVET®, containing high levels of GOPO®, suggest it has a similar supportive effect in horses.
  • Suppleness after exercise and willingness to work were just some of the positive results from research on over 70 horses at Charlottenlund Travbane, a Danish trotting track
  • litovet for horses can also support increased vitamin C status in horses by up to 40%. Vitamin C is essential for the formation and maintenance of connective tissues - including joint cartilage, tendons, ligaments and bone
  • GOPO® and the unique process used in the manufacture of LITOVET® are both protected by patents
  • If you are using another supplement containing rosehip extract that does not contain certified levels of GOPO® then it has not been shown to help maintain joint mobility


Product constituents

litovet for horses contains 98% specially cultivated rosehip powder with a guaranteed high GOPO® content, 2% molasses. Rosehip is also naturally rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements, including high levels of vitamin C.

Feeding directions

For horses in light to moderate work feed 10 g per 100 kg of body weight for the first month then 5 g per 100 kg of body weight thereafter.

For horses in intense training or those with a greater need feed 20 g per 100 kg of body weight for the first month then 10 g per 100 kg of body weight thereafter.

A 1.5 kg tub fed at 50 g per day will last 30 days.

FAQs

All you need to know about LITOVET®
LITOVET® is a unique patented 100% natural horse feed supplement, recommended by vets for horses, made from the specially cultivated Rosa canina variety of rosehip. It contains high levels of GOPO® (glycoside of mono and diglycerol), which has undergone vigorous research and has been shown to help maintain joint mobility and soundness in both humans and horses.

What are the active ingredients in LITOVET®?
Rosehip (Rosa canina) contains a number of bioactive ingredients that can help to offset the physical stress of training. Rosa canina contains natural antioxidants, organic acids, flavonoids, carotenoids and has a naturally high vitamin C content. Of most significance, is the presence of a galactolipid substance known as GOPO® that has been shown in published studies in both humans and horses to support the body’s natural recovery process. Rosehip (Rosa canina) can therefore help to support the body’s natural recovery from the ongoing micro-trauma and inflammation associated with exercise training.

Does LITOVET® work?
LITOVET® is a specialised source of rose-hip powder for horses that has a unique standardised GOPO® content, achieved through a patented manufacturing process. Unlike many other feed supplements for horses, the beneficial effect of LITOVET® is supported by extensive research studies in humans and by an equine specific study carried out in performance horses. In a double blind placebo controlled trial involving 74 horses, LITOVET® helped to maintain the horses' natural recovery processes and antioxidant defences resulting in the horses in the supplemented group being more supple with a greater willingness to work during ongoing training. LITOVET® maintains mobility, suppleness and soundness, helping to offset the rigours of training and supporting the body's natural recovery processes due to over-training.

Why feed LITOVET® and not just a supplement containing 'rosehip'?
LITOVET® is manufactured by a specific process to ensure that it contains a high level of GOPO® resulting in a product with unique qualities. This high level of GOPO® cannot be found in any other equine joint supplement in the UK. GOPO® and the special process that is used in its manufacture are both protected by patents.

**Rosehip extract that does not contain GOPO® has not been shown to help maintain joint mobility**

How long will a tub of LITOVET® last?
LITOVET® is available in 1.5 kg tubs lasting approximately 2 months and 3 kg tubs lasting approximately 4 months at maintenance level.

How much LITOVET® should I give?
For horses in light to moderate work feed 10 g per 100 kg of body weight for the first month then 5 g per 100 kg of body weight thereafter.

For horses in intense training and with specific problems feed 20 g per 100 kg of body weight for the first month then 10 g per 100 kg of body weight thereafter.

How long will LITOVET® take to work?
Every horse and pony is different but you should see improvements in about 1-2 months.

Is LITOVET® suitable for ponies?
Yes, LITOVET® is suitable for all types of horses and ponies.

Is LITOVET® suitable for competition horses/ponies?
LITOVET® is tested for absence of the prohibitive substances: caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, hyoscine, hordenine, atropine and morphine as defined by the BHA and the FEI.

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Product reviews

Four-in-hand is a tough sport for horses, it puts a lot of stress and strain on their legs and joints. I tried LITOVET® on two of my horses and after two weeks, the results were obvious - now all my horses are fed LITOVET®. The horses are now even more alert and fresh, in spite of the fact that we are in the middle of the competing season.

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Axel Olin, Member of the Swedish National Four-in-Hand Team

I've used LITOVET® on my horses for the past few months and the difference is remarkable. They've all shown improvements in their action and suppleness and I'm particularly impressed with how quickly they recover after working. It definitely works.

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James Fanshawe, Racehorse Trainer, Newmarket