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Brendan Healy

Nupafeed is the brand name for the equine supplements produced by Verla-Pharm, a pharmaceutical company based in Germany.


Nupafeed supplements are produced at the pharmaceutical laboratories in Tutzing, under highly controlled conditions according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Verla-Pharm is also committed to ensuring environmentally friendly manufacture and is certified by the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme.  


Verla was established in 1949 by the fifth generation pharmacist, H.G. von Ehrlich. Following two World Wars and the devastating effects of severe stress that resulted, magnesium became their primary area of research. Launched in 1957, their Magnesium Verla® is still a market leader.


Verla-Pharm has also been innovative in the Equine industry, with Nupafeed MAH having been used by international riders for over 30 years.



About Nupafeed Ireland

Nupafeed Ireland is a new distributorship founded in 2016 with Commandant Brendan Healy BSc.


Brendan is a retired Senior Irish Defence Forces Officer with 35 years unbroken service. He was conferred by the University Of Limerick with the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and has also represented Ireland Internationally in Athletics.


Brendan has been a National Hunt Owner and Breeder for many years. Most recent breeding successes include Night In Milan, a Black Type National Hunt Horse Rated 146 and winner of 8 races putting in a bold show in 2015 Aintree Grand National. And Bestiarius, 4yo Debut winner of a competitive Newcastle Bumper in March 2016.  


For the past 25yrs, Brendan has been a committee member and secretary of The Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association Southern Region. This has involved proactive committee organisation of Southern Region seminars and symposiums to inform and support Irish Thoroughbred Breeders.


Nupafeed Ireland is based in Thurles, Co. Tipperary; a county steeped in equine history and famous for its horse breeding industry. Through the years Tipperary sportsmen and women have been successful at world class level in all equine disciplines.


Brendan will be assisted and supported in this venture by his wife, Mary who comes from a family with a long tradition in Horseracing. They welcome any queries that you might have so please get in touch.



Manufacturing facility, Verla-Pharm, Tutzing, Germany

The Nupafeed Brand

Brendan pictured with James Reveley (French Champion National Hunt Jockey) at the Crabbies Grand National, Aintree 2015.