Three year Bovine live semen trial shows increase in sperm quantity and quality following supplementation of feed with palaMOUNTAINS® Bovine production
The Tararua Breeding Centre in Palmerston North, New Zealand. specialises in the commercial collection and qualitative analysis of breeding bull sperm. Over a period of three years, improved sperm quality was observed and documented in bulls that were fed palaMOUNTAINS® Bovine product. In one particular bull (Bull 22), having good blood lines and expected to be a good stud animal, none of the sperm collected in the first year at the breeding farm was of commercial quality. Sperm count was low and 80% of the sperm collected were abnormal, as determined by microscopic analysis. During the second year the bull’s normal feed was supplemented with 100ml of palaMOUNTAINS® Bovine product each day. At the end of the second year, sperm quantity had doubled and the quality went from 80% abnormal to only 20% abnormal, representing a 400% increase in good sperm. All of this sperm was suitable for freeze drying and commercial use. In the third year, Bull 22 returned to Tararua for sperm collection after having been out to pasture for eight months. Initial collections again exhibited poor quality sperm, approximately 80% abnormal. Within weeks after beginning to supplement with 100 ml of palaMOUNTAINS® Bovine product, the sperm quantity and quality were again at 80% commercial.
The AgResearch trials revealed PalaMOUNTAINS Revive® improved gut integrity.
Revive® provided far better barriers to pathogens and better utilisation of feed avoiding wastage, which all added to improved bottom line profit.
Effect of PalaMOUNTAINS Revive® on transepithelial electrical resistance of cultured cells
Herd conception rate trials:
For those farms that prefer their own bull to the cow palaMOUNTAINS® Bovine Boost product can ensure that they are in the best health and has the highest semen activity before the mating season starts. Scientific trials have proven excellent results on poor producers giving a higher percentage of semen from 50% at the start of the trial study to 80%, abnormalities dropped from 50% to 21%, and semen that didn’t refrigerate at the start of the trial showed a 40/40 at the end of the study.
Tararua Breeding Centre North Island - New Zealand Report
Angus Bull Number 130. Angus bull born 26.09.03
2004 Massey University Clinical Study Shows MyBeau Supplements to be 99.5% Digestible in Cats and Dogs
My Beau® animal feed supplements are scientifically formulated liquid vitamin and mineral products in an Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid base. This test was conducted in 2004 by Dr. Wouter Hendriks and his team in the Department of Animal Nutrition & Physiology at the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health at Massey University (NZ), to determine the digestibility of the MyBeau® Dog and Cat dietary supplements. The investigators wanted to gain further understanding of the potential for absorption of nutrients into the animals’ bodies. Dr Hendriks’ team found that the My Beau® product was 99.5% digestible in dogs, demonstrating that the nutrients in the MyBeau® supplement were readily available for use in the animals’ bodies.
Vet Trials on Digestibility and Fecal Ouput Support Results of Clinical Trial
Studies were done in January 2004 and December 2005 to document changes in the digestibility of dry matter and energy digestibility when MyBeau® or Exceed is added to an AAFCO approved dog diet. Both trials show significantly higher dry matter and energy digestibility when MyBeau® Dog or MyBeau® Exceed is added to the diet. In addition, a significantly lower amount of faeces was shown to be produced when MyBeau or Exceed was added to the diet.
Vet Observational Trial
In May 2004, eighty vets used MyBeau® supplements on their own dogs and cats and provided feedback on their observations and opinions. The vets rated the products positively and reported improvements to coat lustre, skin and eyes, general appearance, and overall well-being. A majority said that they would recommend MyBeau® supplements. In a comparison with the leading competitive products, MyBeau emerged as the most highly rated dietary supplement on the market and a significant majority thought the liquid was easier to use than tablets. Vets considered MyBeau® especially strong for use with skin and coat conditions, older dogs, sick dogs, and breeding applications.
2005 Study Shows Positive Effects on Cat Immune Systems for Animals Fed MyBeau® Supplements on a Regular Basis
It has been anecdotally observed that animals seem to be healthier and are better able to combat disease when given MyBeau® supplements on a consistent basis. This 2005 clinical trial was conducted at Massey University to determine the effect of the MyBeau® Cat formula on cat immune systems. This randomized, placebo-controlled test using 16 cats from Massey’s Center for Feline Nutrition, was designed to evaluate the effects of dietary supplementation with My Beau® on a range of immune parameters, including disease-fighting antibodies. Measures were taken by immune assay at baseline, and at two and four week intervals, following supplementation of the diet with My Beau®. After 4 weeks, the My Beau® fed group had a significant increase in lymphocytes in response to a T-cell mitogen, and a highly significant increase in phagocyte activity. There were no such changes in the control group. No negative side effects were found.
2006 Massey University Clinical Study using Exceed product for Active and Working Dogs
A second and more comprehensive clinical study on digestibility was led in 2006 by Dr. David Thomas, also of Massey University (NZ). This study used the palaMOUNTAINS® Exceed product, which is designed to support active and working dogs (comparable to Extend product for Working K-9s). Digestibility, as measured by this study, is compared side-by-side with results of the 2004 clinical study. Digestibility rates are found to be very similar for the palaMOUNTAINS® MyBeau® Dog/Cat supplements and the palaMOUNTAINS® MyBeau® Exceed supplement for active dogs. Additional, this study shows a decrease in fecal output by the group of animals whose feed is supplemented with palaMOUNTAINS® Exceed.
2006 Study of Immune Function, Endurance and Stamina in Active Dogs
This trial was conducted by Massey University in 2006 to test the effects of palaMOUNTAINS® MyBeau® Dog on dog immune systems, endurance and stamina. Prior to beginning the study, eighteen harrier hounds were trained to run on treadmills and then randomly divided into two groups--a test group and a control group. The dogs were fed the same diet, with one group receiving MyBeau® Dog and the other a corn starch supplement that equaled the food (caloric) value of MyBeau® Dog. Performance and immune parameters of the dogs were tested before and after running on the treadmills, at baseline and at two week intervals during the 8 week study. Study results indicated that My Beau® Dog can produce a metabolic advantage, particularly regarding availability of lipid stores during exercise and a glycogen-sparing effect that may lead to greater endurance and a higher level of performance. Further testing is planned to specifically evaluate the effect of My Beau® Dog on dog stamina and recovery rate after exertion, and ability to work again at peak performance. Regarding immune function, the MyBeau® Dog study demonstrated positive results on immune function in dogs, similar to the results found in the 2005 Feline Immune Study.
Canine Sperm Trial
The effect of palaMOUNTAINS MyBeau PRO on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome
Dr. Ken Reed, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, conducted tests on thoroughbred race horses with stomach ulcers to evaluate the effectiveness of supplementing the diet with palaMOUNTAINS® Equine Extreme, formerly known as palaMountains Equine Plus. Dr. Reed used endoscopy to visually evaluate the condition of the subject horses’ stomachs at baseline and after four to six weeks of feeding with palaMOUNTAINS® Equine Extreme. Dr. Reed found that the stomach health of horses improved after use of palaMOUNTAINS® Equine Extreme. The beneficial effects seem to be associated with Omega-3 fatty acids in the formula. Dr Reed observed improvements in the most severe ulcer conditions, as indicated by the endoscopic photos. This is consistent with the observational and testimonial reports of many trainers who have noted improvement of stomach health when feeding their horses with palaMOUNTAINS® Equine and palaMOUNTAINS® Equine Extreme.