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Equitop Myoplast for Horses

  • 1.5kg Pot £63.25

Equitop Myoplast is a dietary supplement geared at developing lean muscle mass in competition horses through a concentrated source of valuable nutrients. Pharmaceutical grade in a bio-available form, Equitop Myoplast is both safe and highly effective when used regularly. Sport and show horses, as well as young horses in training, can benefit from all Equitop has to offer, including its careful blend of iron and 18 essential amino acids (L-Lysine, L-Threonine, DL-Methionine and L-Tryptophan included) to reconstruct new muscle and condition existing tissue. Most of our customers report seeing a marked difference in their horses between 2-4 weeks and 93% would use Equitop Myoplast again.

Equitop Myoplast is supplied with a 25g scoop. The daily dose is one scoop per day for a horse under 500kg bodyweight, and 2 scoops for horses over 500kg. However it is safe to give a higher dose for horses during intensive training or competition. Always check with your vet if in doubt.

Results should be visible within 3-4 weeks.

When will your horse get the most from Equitop Myoplast?
  • During periods of intensive training and competition
  • When your horse is in training at the beginning of the season or when you are bringing horses in
  • to work after a period of rest
  • When you have a young horse entering training
  • When you have an older horse finding it difficult to maintain condition
  • When you have a broodmare with an increased need for protein
  • During rehabilitation – when you do not want to increase the amount of calories, but want to maintain muscle condition

It is recommended that EQUITOP MYOPLAST is fed for at least a month initially. Results should be visible within 3-4 weeks, overall condition and muscle definition should improve with a reported increase in stamina and exercise tolerance.

How long will it last? Up to 60 days

Approximate cost per day Approx £1.44

Complies with Jockey Club/FEI rules? Yes

Myoplast feeding campaign results

After a campaign, the following results were found:


Algae powder (Spirulina platensis) 40%, Saccharose, Glucose syrup, Corn starch.


  • Crude protein - 26.1%
  • Crude oils & fats - 2.1%
  • Crude ash - 2.9%
  • Crude fibre - 3.2%
  • Crude sodium - 0.1%

Essential amino acids

  • Isoleucine - 1.41%
  • Leucine - 2.22%
  • Lysine - 1.15%
  • Methionine - 0.58%
  • Threonine - 1.28%
  • Tryptophan - 0.44%
  • Valine - 1.55%

Non-essential amino acids

  • Arginine - 1.56%
  • Cystine - 0.60%
  • Histidine - 0.48%

Other nutrients

  • Bioavailable Iron

Feeding guidelines

The following amounts should be mixed with the horse's main feed once per day. Myoplast should be used for the minimum of a 4 week period.

  • Small horse (Up to 500kg) - 25g (1 scoop)
  • Large horse (Over 500kg) - 50g (2 scoops)

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Questions & Answers for Equitop Myoplast for Horses

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Amount of exercise

6th Nov 2016
Nina Hart
  • VioVet Customer Since: September 2016
  • From: shropshire, United Kingdom

My mare has lost muscel due to been left to graze for 3years in field with no exercise by prev owners we have now bought her and has started work 1stly had to put her on diet now we have been hacking 4days a week for 20 minutes and 1day jumping lesson and she is competed and does 2classez at show should i be doing anything special to build up muscel i am giving her 1scoop of myoplast and 250g of mix 250g of allen and page calm and condition and supplements are flax oil and joint supplement

  • Veterinary Advisor

You are doing a lot of things right but if you are still struggling to get condition on her it is safe to increase the dose of myoplast to 2 scoops. You could also increase her calorie intake by giving a larger feed twice a day or feeding 3 times a day. Doing hill work with her whilst you are out hacking will help her to build up muscle along with pole and cavaletti work more than just jumping once a week... Other than that make sure she is up to date with worming and her teeth have been done.

Standing order possible

10th Feb 2016
Can I pay for equitop myoplast

can I pay for equitop myloplast by standing order please

John Cousins
  • Non-Executive Director

You can set up a regular delivery using a credit or debit card. I would suggest you do this. You can choose whatever frequency of delivery you would like. Payment is taken at the time of each delivery from the card you choose.

Feeding to youngsters

30th Dec 2015
Jacqueline Hall
  • VioVet Customer Since: November 2013
  • From: Angus, United Kingdom

I have a pure breed Arabian 8 month old Colt foal and would this be safe to use on him and in what sort of dosage?

John Cousins
  • Non-Executive Director

This product is perfectly safe for your horse and I would give the normal amount, which would be one scoop per day.

Equitop Myoplast for horses on box rest/coming back to work

26th Oct 2015

My pony has been given this by the vet to build her muscles up after six months books rest with a fractured Pidal bone only working her at walk and right now with the weather sometimes only twice a week will this product to be effective

  • Prescription and Medication Manager

Hi Mandy,

Equitop Myoplast will be a brilliant product to feed your mare to help with muscle development. This product is like when athletes take protein shake to feed their muscles after training, Myoplast works in the same manor. It is made up of essential amino acids, any deficiency in these amino acids can limit protein production in the body.

Why would this be good for a horse coming back into work/on box rest? This is because protein is needed to repair body tissues and aid recovery. It also will stop too much muscle lose whilst your horse is not in work. It has a balance of nutrients of fibre, protein and carbohydrates, as well as vitamins and minerals. This will all help aid healing process by supporting muscle function, digestion, immunity and respiratory health. Myoplast is a non heating supplement, so should effect your horses mood, however if your horse is building muscle they are naturally going to feel stronger.

It is important to feed along side a high fibre and low starch diet, feeding concentrate feeds little and often. Also make sure your horse has plenty of high quality clean forage.

Equities Myoplast and Wheat Allergy

13th May 2015

My horse is allergic to wheat so has a diet of Alfa A, succulents, and a vitamin and mineral supplement. He is a (very) good doer, and is a dressage horse working at Advanced Medium level. I'm concerned that he isn't getting enough protein for the work that he is doing, but need to give him a supplement that won't put a lot of weight on him or trigger his wheat allergy! Is Equitop Myoplast suitable for him?

John Cousins
  • Non-Executive Director

This should be the ideal product as long as your horse is just sensitive to wheat and is not affected by corn (maize). There is no wheat used in Myoplast but there is corn. He will probably be fine with it, but sometimes a horse can react to both these types of cereal. You would have to try a small amount to find out.

Event horses

31st Mar 2015

Hi I have a grassroots Eventer who is TB x WB but is built like a TB. He is 16.3hh and looks lean but is not skinny(thin ) I have tried to build up his muscles by heavy road work and schooling but his backend still looks weak. My Physio says I should try this product. I would like to know is it safe to give if I compete affiliated? Thanks

Richard Spratley
  • Web Developer

Yes, it is a premium quality, 100% natural feed supplement derived from algae, certified “non doping” and can be used prior to, during and after competition or racing.


5th Mar 2015

Can it be fed to yearlings and young stock?

  • Senior Customer Service Advisor

Hi Olivia.

There is no particular age of which you can introduce this product as long as they have been weaned.

Ulcer prone horse

19th Feb 2015
Christine Ellis
  • VioVet Customer Since: June 2014
  • From: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

My horse has just finished being treated for gastric ulcers and scoped clear, now we want to build her muscles and bulk up a bit. I hear there is a lot of sugar in this product which is something I generally avoid for my horses. Will this product cause her any problems linked to ulcers?

  • Customer Service Operative

Equitop Myoplast is a specifically designed animo acid supplement that provides the raw ingredients for muscle development. By helping muscles to develop naturally and quickly, Equitop Myoplast is ideal for use following a period of enforced rest or a training break.

Unfortunately, as we all know with horses, they often have a habit of making sure they have a little period of rest every now and again, sometimes through illness and sometimes through injury. As with humans, diet is extremely important in assisting recovery from injury and illness.

Equitop Myoplast contains very high levels of protein, which supply the body with amino acids, which are essential 'building blocks' for the body to create new growth. These extra amino acids in the diet allows the horse's natural increase in protein manufacture to create new, healthy muscle fibres, which will aid in the growth of the muscles and general appearance of lean muscle bulk.

Equitop Myoplast is suitable to be fed after a bout of colic and laminitis, as it is low in sugar. It would not exacerbate any pre-existing conditions such as stomach ulcers, as these conditions tend to occur due to the horse being 'highly strung' and also if the diet is not reducing the amount of acid being built up in the stomach.

Without feeding the correct amount of protein, your horse will not have the essential amino acids required from their diet to recover from illness or injury, or to build up more muscle. All of this makes Equitop Myoplast is the ideal product to feed to horses who are recovering from any sort of illness or injury or coming back into work after a period of rest.


8th Jan 2015
  • VioVet Customer Since: December 2012
  • From: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Would this product give any side effects to a hot headed youngster- I he needs to build muscle but wouldn't want too much additional energy

John Cousins
  • Non-Executive Director

The energy content of this product is not high at the recommended dose, so you should be OK to use it. You should of course encourage exercise to help build up his muscles and burn of some of his excess energy.

Recuperating after an operation

11th Oct 2014

Hi my 19yr old Welsh D mare has just had a Bilateral Annular Ligament Desmotomy and needs 12 weeks off before starting work again, she was schooled and competing in affiliated dressage and is hacked in between with 1-2 days off a week, so I'm concerned she will lose muscle mass during this period of rest, would giving her the Equitop Myoplast help?

John Cousins
  • Non-Executive Director

Equitop Myoplast does seem to be a surprisingly good product and many people do notice an improvement through using it. I would say that some loss of muscle mass is inevitable while your horse is rested, but this will probably be reduced if you use this product. The greatest benefit comes at the time you start to exercise your horse again, and using Equitop Myoplast then is likely to help build up muscle tissue more quickly.