Liquid Diets

Liquid diets are a useful tool used to study fetal alcohol syndrome and alcoholism, but can also be used to add compounds or in other situations where a liquid diet is needed.  TestDiet® can make a variety of liquid diets for many species.  These diets are shipped as a powder for extended shelf life.  These diets are prepared quickly and easily using a blender and dispense in any standard liquid feeder.

For rodents, the most common liquid diet is the Lieber-DeCarli formula, originally developed by Charles Lieber and Leonore DeCarli in 1963.  This diet allows for the prolonged exposure of alcohol in a rodent model and allows for modification to calories provided by ethanol.  Our micro-stabilized formula allows for longer shelf life once mixed.