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palaMOUNTAINS Products Scientific Trials and Case Studies

 

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

 

 

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

Professor Brian Wilkinson - Massey University, New Zealand

 

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.”

 

Results from scientific studies at Massey University, Palmerston North have concluded palaMOUNTAINS products offer the following:

 

99.5% absorption rates

65% immunity improvements

30% increase in energy output

15% digestion improvement

 

For more information see the scientific trial data below.

Scientific Trials:

 

Effects of palaMOUNTAINS Revive on transepithelial electrical resistance of Cultured cells

Writer Name & Institution: Ag Research Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Date: May 2010

Trial Results:

  • 20% improvement in the transepithelial resistance of cultured cells.

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A pilot study on the effects of palaMOUNTAINS Max Plus on the digestive and immune function of Dairy cows in spring

Writer Name & Institution: Dr Peter Anderson (BVSc, MVS (Hons). Pasture Vet Consultant. Date: Dec 2013

Trial Results:

  • Improvement in energy status.  Blood serum concentrations of non esterified Fatty Acid (NEFA) and Triglyceride.
  • Evidence of reduced metabolic activity, lower levels of protein catabolism and a reduced rate of esterification.
  • An overall improvement in Milk volume in the treatment group.
  • Reduction in water content of faeces, which may relate to an improvement in the intestinal epithelium tight junctions.

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palaMOUNTAINS Revive tailing drench trial

Writer Name & Institution: Telford  Training Institute, Lincoln University, New Zealand. Date: 2015

Trial Results:

  • Improvement in live weight gain over the control group resulting in a 66% improvement in kill rate within the treatment group and 21% achieved in the control group.

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Bull Sperm Report

Writer Name & Institution: Robin How - Tararua Breeding Centre, Masterton Road, RD3, Woodville. Date: Concluded July 2004

Supervised by staff from the Food Technology Dept, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ

Trial Results:

  • Angus Bull #22 & Hereford Bull #2568, breed as breeding stock, had been collected in 2003 with unsuccessful results due to low percentages of live usable semen.
  • Positive benefits of palaMOUNTAINS formulae on sperm production for breeding bulls showed:
  • Positive weight gain in both bulls during the duration of the trial.
  • Bull #22 – 469% improvement in live sperm. 31% improvement in volume of collections.
  • Bull #2568 – 273% improvement in live sperm. 31% improvement in volume of collections.

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Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome – Field Study

Writer Name & Institution: Dr Ken Reed (DVM). Equine Medicine & Surgery, Kentucky, USA. Date: May 2005

Trial Results:

Nine thoroughbred race horses in training were gastro-scoped for the presence of ulcers. (Grade 1 to 5) and were placed on palaMOUNTAINS® Equine Plus.

These case study horses 5-9 were also fed a varying range of medication.

  • Case study horses 1-4 were only administered palaMOUNTAINS® Equine Plus with no other medication.
  • Case study horses 1-4 greatly reduced the severity of stomach ulcers.
  • Case study horses 5-9 showed either no sign of change or a greater degree of ulcer severity.

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Immune Enhancing Potential of Mybeau® (Cat)

Writer Name & Institution: Dr Kay Rutherfurd-Markwick - Senior Research Scientist. Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ. Date: Concluded Aug 2005

Trial Results:

  • Consumption of Mybeau Cat could significantly improve resistance and ability to fight disease and infection in cats
  • i.e. after only 4 weeks a 45% increase level was seen in the Immune function of the trialled cats.

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The effects of Exceed / Mybeau® on the digestibility of a working dog diet.

Writer Name & Institution: Dr Dave Thomas - Acting Director, Centre for Feline Nutrition, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ. Date: 2006

Trial Results:

The addition of Exceed/Mybeau:

  1. had an increase in the apparent faecal digestibility of dry matter.
  2. added to a dry dog food reduced the amount of faeces produced by dogs.
  3. a significant increase in the apparent faecal digestibility of dry matter and energy.

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The effects of palaMOUNTAINS Mybeau® on the performance and immune function of dogs

Writer Name & Institution: Dr Dave Thomas - Acting Director, Centre for Feline Nutrition, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ. Date: 2006

Trial Results:

Mybeau consumption:

  1. significantly enhanced post-exercise levels of serum triglyceride.
  2. significantly enhanced levels of vitamin E.
  3. significantly enhanced lymphocyte proliferation to PHA.
  4. significantly enhanced peripheral blood leukocyte phagocytic activity.
  5. significantly improved immune parameters that may enhance resistance, the ability to fight disease and infection as well as providing an efficient energy source for working dogs
  6. i.e. after 8 weeks an increase level of 65% in the Immune function of dogs.

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palaMOUNTAINS Mybeau® Digestibility Study

Writer Name & Institution: Dr Wouter Hendriks - Director, Animal Nutrition & Physiology, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health , Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ. Date: Sep 2004

Trial Results:

  • Mybeau Digestibility = 99.5%
  • Digestibility of other nutrients in the food is enhanced due to the addition of Mybeau.

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Case Studies

 

Monitoring Ovine faecal egg count whilst feeding palaMOUNTAINS Revive

Writer Name & Institution: Ed Morrows Farm, Te Kuiti. Date: Feb 2016

Trial Results:

  • Significantly decreased egg count over a 12 month period.
  • This trial runs until January 2018.
  • All stock health condition has increased.

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Monitoring chemical residue in lambs whilst feeding palaMOUNTAINS Revive

Writer Name & Institution: Ross Stanstill

Trial Results:

  • Both tests reports provided by Asure Quality indicated a chemical free reading.

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Testing the effects of feeding palaMOUNTAINS Revive

Writer Name & Institution: South Island Farming Corp

Trial Results:

  • Improved productivity on draft rate in the treatment group which yielded a 228% increase on the first draft.

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Monitoring weight gain through feeding palaMOUNTAINS Revive

Writer Name & Institution: Charlie Duncan - Otiwhiti Station, Hunterville

Trial Results:

  • The treatment group showed improved health and weight gain therefore returned a higher profit margin.

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Monitoring Wool weights whilst feeding palaMOUNTAINS Revive

Writer Name & Institution: Closeburn Station, Otago Basin. Date: Aug 2016

Trial Results:

  • 7.59 % increase in wool on the treatment group.

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Effects of feeding palaMOUNTAINS Revive with productivity and profit performance.

Writer Name & Institution: Mixed Average Southland Farm

Trial Results:

  • Increased overall turnover by $29,461.00 net profit.

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Effects of feeding palaMOUNTAINS Revive to lambs

Writer Name & Institution: Central North Island Farm, Pio Pio

Trial Results:

  • First Draft 2016 (previous season):
    350 lambs

 

  • First week of January 2017, after 2 drafts:
    3500 lambs - 900% increase

 

 

Effects of feeding palaMOUNTAINS Revive to lambs 1 x 10ml dose at docking time

Writer Name & Institution: Nigel Baldock - Farm Manager, Waikaia, Southland

Trial Results:

  • First Draft 2016 (previous season):
    364 lambs

 

  • First Draft 2017:
    1610 lambs - 342% increase

 

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