Lab Animal Diets for Research

Diets for Lab Animal Research

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

For your lab animal diets and research diets, we believe this page will be invaluable to your research. Below are a list of links to various pages on our website that provide detailed and up-to-date resources such as the compositions of various diets, mineral mixes and vitamin mixes. In addition, you can find the typical caloric density of our ingredients, an explanation of our diet numbering system and our pricing system. Use our search tool 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 and will 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.

See our 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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