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Scientific Trials

palaMOUNTAINS® animal nutrition products have been proven effective in study after study. View the full report for any of these studies below or select your category from the menu.

 

"palaMOUNTAINS unique patented oil emulsion will greatly assist and lift your animals production levels."

Professor Brian Wilkinson - Massey University“Animal nutrition is much like a ‘production line’ at the Abattoirs, where there are a whole lot of processing lines with workers at various stages along each process line doing things to the carcass to firstly remove the pelt, viscera etc and then later breaking the carcass down to cuts. The animal’s digestion system is similar where there are a range of bacteria and enzymes (process workers) breaking down the food that it has eaten and then process lines within the body to utilise the absorbed nutrients and build muscle, fat, bone, wool etc. The effectiveness of the bacteria and enzymes in the gut and body is highly dependent on what the animal feeds on. The rate at which the bacteria and enzymes can work at ranges from sluggish to flat out and it all depends on whether they are fed with the right balance of nutrients.

We can make them feel (the digestive system) work more efficiently by providing them with key nutrients (palaMOUNTAINS Revive etc.) so that they are capable of operating at peak capacity.

However, the speed that is actually operated at depends on how much of the right foods the animal is ingesting which in turn affects how much weight the animals gain, which in turn affects the quality of their overall production, i.e. type of weight gain, health, wool growth etc.

Whether the animal puts on weight depends entirely on the quality and amount of food the animal gets; so palaMOUNTAINS Revive etc. won’t contribute to weight gain on its own but will assist & promote the rate at which the digestive system is able to operate at. Animals’ overall production requires that the animal eats enough of the right foods and gets the right nutrients each day; any shortage of food or nutrients for a prolonged period will result in weak production output.
palaMOUNTAINS unique patented oil emulsion with its 99.5% absorption rate will greatly assist and lift your animals production levels.”

Good intestinal integrity

 

Scientific trial undertaken by AgResearch, 2010

 

 


 


 

Agri Scientific Trials

 

A pilot study on the effect of palaMountains MAX PLUS on the digestive and immune function of Dairy cows in the spring.

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Trial undertaken by:
Dr Peter D. Anderson BVSc, MVS (Hons)
PastureVet Consultants Ltd
Palmerston North

 

Three year Bovine live semen trial shows increase in sperm quantity and quality following supplementation of feed with palaMOUNTAINS® Bovine production

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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.
After using the PalaMOUNTAINS Revive® product, AgResearch trial revealed a 20% improvement in the transepithelial resistance of cultured cells - all these aspects were vastly improved.
PalaMOUNTAINS Revive® can be added to supplementary feed for total herd application. The recommended application is a 28-day boost at 60mls followed by a 21-day 30mls maintenance programme.
Downer cows can be easily drenched orally.

Effect of PalaMOUNTAINS Revive® on transepithelial electrical resistance of cultured cells
(Ag Research - May 2010)

+20% improvement

 

 

Agri Case Studies

 

Results from palaMOUNTAINS Revive tailing drench trial.

Undertaken at Telford Farm Training Institute, Balclutha.

 

A mob of lambs was broken into two treatment groups each comprised of 151 lambs in late October 2015.  Each lamb in the treatment mob received 10 ml of palaMountains Revive, whilst the control group lambs were not treated. The mobs were mixed and then raised as one mob. In late December the lambs reaching a live weight of 38.6 kg were sent to the local freezing works. 100 lambs in the treatment group were sent to the works and only 32 in the control group, a 312% improvement over the control group.
Virtually all the lambs in the treatment group were dagless, much cleaner than the control group.

 

Telford Revive Lamb Trial Results

 

A dose of 10ml/lamb of palaMountains Revive cost 14c per lamb. 

The cost for 151 lambs = 14c x 151 lambs = $21.14.   Difference in average carcase weight gain per lamb between the groups  is 2 kg. Value of 2kg of lamb = $12.00 per lamb.  
Therefore extra value of treatment group compared to the control = 100 lambs x 2 kg x value of lamb =

A financial return on investment of 5,676.4% or a 99 times return on investment.

The Telford Farm Training Institute trial showed a significant improvement in the health of the treated lambs compared to the control group. Plus a substantial financial return.

 

 

 

98 day old lambs weigh in at 42kg on Revive

Charlie Duncan - Hunterville

“Otiwhiti Station Hunterville have now been using the palaMOUNTAINS Revive products for two seasons and have found this product an important part of our animal health program for getting the best results and improved returns for the station.
I would certainly recommend that farmers take a serious look at including palaMOUNTAINS Revive into their sheep & beef stock health programme for this coming season.”

*Ewes fed a drenching programme of 30ml pre and post tupping and lambs given 10ml at docking. Very little signs of dags on either lambs and ewes.

 

 

 

Pete Richardson - ‘Wereroa’, Waitotara, South Taranaki

“The first trial group consisted of 20 ‘tail end’ yearling steers which were the poorer ones of the mob. They got  a couple of doses of palaMOUNTAINS during a 4 week period and within the month end they had caught up to the rest.  In my view they certainly were visibly improved and it gave me the  confidence that the product worked.  I then drench the rest of the mob and again saw good results. I have also used this product on sheep as a pre-lambing boost with a pleasing outcome. This product is a very good tool to use on stock to give them a boost and improve general health.”

 

 

 

John Petersen - Central Plateau

John purchased a 20ltr at the 2014 Fieldays and on the 16th June drenched his beef cattle. These were re-weighed on 26th June and they averaged a 12kg weight gain at 1.2kg per day. John commented that these sort of weight gains do not happen here at this time of the year.
These cattle were reweighed last month and have increased further after the second drench. The difference between the two groups is the control group have increased on average 1.2kgs daily where the treatment group has increased 1.8kg daily.
 

 

 

Robert & Kelly Steele, South Taranaki

 

palaMOUNTAINS Calf Boost® Steele Trial

"This season we introduced palaMOUNTAINS Calf Boost® product to all the calves we reared (replacement heifers, Herefords and bull calves).
The calves were drenched while feeding on the milk trailer at a rate of 20mls/calf/day for 21 days. Once the calves shifted to once a day feeding, the product was then added to their meal, mixing with hot water and applying over the meal. The calves adapted to the meal blend quite quickly and never got the health check that calves usually get when weaning.
Overall the calves on palamountains Calf Boost product had shiny, smooth and a lot darker coats, this helped when it came to local pet day winning both senior and junior champion calves. We found all the calves reached their target weights quicker than previous years which allowed us to sell the bull calves 2 weeks earlier. By weaning the calves 14 days early, we saved feeding 63 litres of milk per calf!
We will be using this product again this year and recommend other farms try it to see the benefits for themselves."

 

  

Geoff Wilson Twin Calves Trials

 

Geoff Wilson Twin Calves Trials

 

Geoff Wilson conducted a twin-calf case study in 2007 using palaMOUNTAINS Calf Boost® as a supplement
After 4 herd tests on these twin heifers during 2009 the results show a staggering increase in PW, LW & Kg/MS. The BW’s were similar between both the ‘Control’ and ‘Treated’ cows.

Twin Calves Trial Results
2009 herd case study results on twin heifers show #232 increase across:

  • Milk solids
  • Performance indicators
  • Production worth
  • Lactation worth

 

Geoff Wilson Twin Calves Trials

 

Fat:

The energy content of fat is about 2.25 times the energy in carbohydrates. Diets for baby calves that include large quantities of milk or milk replacer may contain 10 to 35% fat in the DM consumed.

Information supplied by the University of Minnesota - Feeding the Dairy Herd

 

  

Herd conception rate trials:

Bovine Conception Rate Trials

 

  

Manawatu Herd Trial

palaMOUNTAINS REVIVE® trials were conducted in 2010 on a Manawatu dairy farm with 196 jersey cows and returned these results:

  1. A 37.9% increase in Milk Solids during 2010 when compared with 2008
  2. A 42.7% increase in Milk Litres per cow production during 2010 when compared with 2008.
  3. These results represent a $71,000 or $363.00 per cow increase when using palaMOUNTAINS REVIVE®

 

Manawatu Herd Trial

 

  

Geoff Murdoch, Heronslea Farm, Wanganui

At one stage in September we had 29 cows on the ground with acidosis...

 

Geoff Murdoch, Heronslea Farm, Wanganui

 

This was resulting in a 30% milk reduction for the September/October period. palaMOUNTAINS Revive product was sprayed on the silage in the feed pad to the cows. After two weeks (see ‘after’ photo) the stock seemed to blossom, coats looked good and their hooves were shiny... something we had never seen before.
The most interesting observation was what I called “the perfect poo” - that is it must have the consistency of good porridge with three circles. This is normally seen in autumn when a good balance of feed and stock contentment is achieved. This was seen in the yard and the paddocks.

 

  

palamountains Revive® 2010 Herd Trials Results & Economics

 

palamountains Revive® 2010 Herd Trials Results & Economics

 

  

Bull Trial

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.

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Tararua Breeding Centre North Island - New Zealand Report
Results by Robyn How 

Angus Bull Number 130. Angus bull born 26.09.03 

  • 3 ejaculates per collection day taken 20 to 30 minutes apart.
  • Bull arrived at the centre12th February 2005.
  • This Angus bull was injected with B12 + Selenium 6mls and Coprex injection 2mls on 1st April 2005 as well as starting the bull on 150mls per day of palaMOUNTAINS - Bovine Boost product. This Angus bull was fed a diet of hay and balage.
  • The following table outlines the collections prior to and during the addition of the palaMOUNTAINS - Bovine Boost product. 
  • The percent alive is a visual assessment at time of collection.
  • The density is an assessment from 10 to 30 (10 being coloured water to 30 being thick cream
  • Abnormalities are the total number per ejaculate as a percentage of the total volume of the semen collected.
  • Main abnormalities present were a high percentage of bent and broken tails. Lower percentages of detached heads but % still high. There were a low number of distal tail droplets present. The volume is the amount of semen ejaculated. 
  • Thawed is the assessment of the semen after freezing and thawing. The first number is the percent alive the second number is the percentage moving forward.

 

 

 

  


 

 

 

Canine/Feline Scientific Trials

 

2004 Massey University Clinical Study Shows MyBeau Supplements to be 99.5% Digestible in Cats and Dogs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Exceed Dog Sperm Trial Results

 

 


 

 

 

Equine Scientific Trials

 

The effect of palaMOUNTAINS MyBeau PRO on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

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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.

 

 

Equine Case Studies

 

Peter Hackett, Farrier

 

"I’m staggered  with the improvements; in all my years in this industry I have never experienced this hoof improvement within a short period of time - revert to the photographs!"

 

Healthy Equne Hoofs

 

Dr Keith Phillips - BVSc. Grad Dip. Animal Chiro

"These sand cracks had been a problem for 2 years. Just 2 months into his feeding program with the palaMOUNTAINS® product you can see the healthy new growth coming through."
 

 

Stomach Ulcers Case Study

Case study conducted by Dr. Reed DVM
Equine Medicine & Surgery, Louisiana

Recent case trials conducted by Dr Ken Reed (equine veterinarian) in the US have shown that palaMOUNTAINS Extreme greatly assists in promoting healthy stomach condition (as seen in below gastroscoped photos).
Four horses were gastroscoped in October 2004 for stomach ulcers showed a positive (grade 1 through 4) reading. The four trial horses were then orally administrated 80mls of palaMOUNTAINS Extreme for 42 consecutive days. During the 42 days their diet consisted of no other supplements, drugs or ulcer products. After day 42 trial horses were then gastroscoped and results showed that three out of four horses substantially improved while 1 horse remained the same.

 

 

 


 

 

Deer Case Studies

 

David & Jackie Stodart - Te Anau

“We drenched all our deer with Revive once during the season and found we were able to send lighter animals away early for higher prices. Our velvet stags averaged last year 4.37kg and this years average is 5.14kg. This is a 77gm increase for $9.62 per animal. We found Revive extremely helpful in young weaner deer to give them a much needed boost. Throughout our entire farming operation Revive has been very helpful with our overall stock health and performance.”
 

 


Bill Hales - Hanmer Springs

“I have used REVIVE this winter, mixing it with the hinds silage and drenching the weaners. From this programme we have had an extra $37,000 income this year, coming from an investment of $2,775.00. So that’s a 1345% return on capital invested, as you can imagine I’m pretty happy with that.”
 

 


Bruce Shield - Sefton

“In over 30 years of deer farming I have never seen my animals look so good. The reason for this I put down to the introduction this year of palaMOUNTAINS REVIVE which we have used since the Autumn.
We have had shiny coats, no fence walking, scours or deaths.
With a zero mortality rate and overall improved yield we obtained a return on our investment of 18.11 times. REVIVE is easy to use, I have mixed it with feed or drenched, and am more than happy with its performance.”
 

 


Mark Hames - Te Anau

“All our velveting stags were drenched 60ml REVIVE at button drop and 30ml prior to regrowth. Our results have been fantastic with a 20% increase over the average of the last three seasons. Good comments were also received regarding the quality. We are very happy with REVIVE which we will continue using next season.”

 

 

Telford Training Centre deer case studyTesting the effects of feeding palaMOUNTAINS Revive® to weaner Deer Case Study

Telford Training Centre, Balclutha

Trial – Consisted of 34 Deer, 16 Deer in the control group and 18 Deer in the trial group and commenced for 60 days. 

Feeding – Both groups of Deer were fed: Adlib pasture to graze, 1 bale of bale age weekly and 20kgs of barley (every 3 days).

The trial group was fed additionally: 20mls of palaMOUNTAINS Revive® on the 17th of July and 17th of August when they were brought in for weighing.

Results – The trial group fed palaMOUNTAINS REVIVE ® gained an average of 56 grams per day whist the control group gained 36 grams per days.

‘Upon visual condition scoring the trial group looked much better overall; with healthier, shinier, darker and cleaner looking coats.  The trial group also didn’t cough or receive as much worm burden as the controls.’


 

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