Everything you need to know about laboratory diets
A well-balanced diet, along with plenty of clean, fresh water, is essential for proper animal health. TestDiet®manufactures an extensive line of animal diets for research purposes, each carefully formulated to accommodate the nutritional requirements of laboratory animals. These requirements, the major components of food, are briefly described to provide an overview of basic animal nutrition.
Good Nutrition is Vital.
Good nutrition, including all of the essentials discussed here, is the only way to ensure the proper growth, reproduction, maintenance and overall health of the animals you depend upon for reliable research results.
The most common sources of energy for laboratory animals are fats and carbohydrates. Read more about the four ways of specifying energy.
Most purified diets are made with a base amount of soy oil or corn oil as a constant source of essential fatty acids (EFA). Typically when additional fat above the minimally-required level is required, porcine lard is used as the source. Read more about fats used in our purified diets.
Water makes up more than one-half of the total composition of the mature animal’s body and is involved in almost every metabolic process. Read more about the importance of clean, pure water.
LabDiet® products are used in research institutions throughout the world. We are proud to be the leader in research animal nutrition. You can rely on our innovative team to continue to offer products which meet the increasing demands of the research community.
The quality of LabDiet® products is unmatched. We set the standard in November 1996 when our production facility in Richmond, Indiana became the first ISO 9002 Certified production facility in the USA. Today, our Richmond plant remains the only Certified production facility of its kind in the USA.
For over 70 years, LabDiet® has enjoyed the privilege and responsibility of supplying nutritional information to our customers. We offer you our technical information about our products through this website. We believe being open and honest is the only way to do business with our research partners.
nutritional information to our customers. We offer you our technical information about our products through this website. We believe being open and honest is the only way to do business with our research partners.
FSSC 22000 is a food safety certification scheme based on the existing internationally recognized standard ISO 22000 and complemented by technical standards