Research Diets for Lab Animals

Research Diets for Lab Animal Research

image of mouse in a cage used to develop diets for lab animal research

If you are looking for research diets for your lab animals, we believe this page will be invaluable to your research. In order to help you, we provide a list of links to various pages on our website where you can find detailed and up-to-date resources.

Research Diet Compositions

  • various research diets
  • mineral mixes
  • vitamin mixes

Other Information

  • the typical caloric density of our ingredients
  • an explanation of our diet numbering system
  • our pricing system

Additionally, you can use our search bar to find the specific information for the types of diets you are interested in.

The elements used in our mineral mix compositions are found in this comprehensive chart. In addition, we provide you with detailed information regarding the quantity of the elements used in each type of custom diets. Understanding what’s in your research diets is important for quality research. Find more information about our experimental and custom diets by searching for our other custom diets using our search bar.

We offer a useful chart to determine the vitamin mix compositions of various diets for guinea pigs, monkeys, hamsters, chicks and rabbits and other lab animals.

The table on this page  lists typical caloric density values for commonly used diet ingredients. In most cases, these values were calculated by applying the Atwater Values (4 kcal/gm for protein and carbohydrates, and 9 kcal/gm for fat) to data (on a “dry basis”) determined by Proximate Analysis (moisture, protein, fat, fiber, ash, and carbohydrate by difference).

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