More than 25 years ago, Megasus founder and director of research and development Charly Forstner was an animal welfare inspector responsible for protecting horses in Styria (Austria). He learned that most of the horses that needed to be put down suffered from hoof and leg problems. Statistics show this is a ubiquitous problem.
More than 50 % of insured horses die because of hoof and leg problems.
Geschäftsbericht R+V Versicherung 2015/APHIS Info Sheet; March 2007; Trends in Equine Mortality