Special penac-t for horses feed supplement: its influence in regards to work performance and conditions of health Stud Farm Nemunas

The physical capacity of the horses depends very much on the feeding. The animals utilize large quantities of energy during training and competitions. This must be supplied in sufficient quantities of vitamins, protein, as well as micro and macro elements. Due to the varying degree of exertion of the animals it is a complicated matter to feed the animal the right quantity. Deficiencies in the body will manifest themselves by reduction of endurance, appetite and especially the resistance of the limbs, the animals will loose their "sporty form".

Since this problem occurs throughout the world, the horses receive a variety of additives.

In Western Europe one uses the feed supplement penac-t, special penac-t for horses and other products from the Plocher system to increase endurance, resistance of limbs and for overall improvement of the condition of health of a horse.

The manufacturer of penac claims, that the feed additive penac-t, harmonizes vital processes in the organism of the animal, reduces the veterinary costs, improves the weight gain as well as it shows other positive effects.


The aim of the trial
The reaction of horses under penac-t in regards to:

Duration and location of the trial
Location: Stud Farm Nemunas, District of Silute, Lithuania

Start: 2 June 1999

Duration: 90 days.

Trial groups
Two comparable groups (in regards to age, weight, nutrition, extent to which they can be exerted) of 10 animals.
Same feeding and housing condition.
Trial group gets special penac-t in the following quantities.

Week

1

2

3

4

5 + further

Quantity at present in g per feeding (morning/evening)

2.5

3

3.5

4

5

 

Trial construction
In order to observe the changes, following values were measured at the beginning and end of the trial:

 

During the trial the following was observed:

The results of the trial
Following positive results were shown with the special penac-t group:

Measurements of the pulse rate and breathing rate

Group

Name

Pulse rate

Respiration rate

 

 

Before racing

After racing

30" after racing

Before racing

After racing

30" after racing

Third week

Control

Veto

32

46

32

16

24

18

 

Etika

36

52

36

20

32

24

Trial

Hugo

32

48

32

16

32

16

 

Ornamentas

24

48

24

8

32

8

Fifth week

 

Control

Veto

32

52

32

24

36

28

 

Etika

36

46

36

24

36

24

Trial

Hugo

28

44

28

12

28

12

 

Ornamentas

24

48

24

12

24

12

Eighth week

Control

Veto

32

52

32

18

28

20

 

Etika

36

52

36

18

32

28

Trial

Hugo

32

52

32

18

28

16

 

Ornamentas

28

44

24

16

28

16

Thirteenth week

Control

Veto

28

48

32

18

32

20

 

Etika

32

48

36

24

32

28

Trial

Hugo

32

48

32

16

32

16

 

Ornamentas

32

48

32

18

32

16

The weight gain remained the same with both groups.

The conclusion