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.