Adding test compounds to standard, custom grain-based, and purified diets is an effective, accurate, and convenient means of dosing your animals for research purposes.
Compounds can be added to regular pellets, precision tablets, powder, liquid, and gels. We provide the service of homogeneously blending compounds into standard LabDiet® feed, TestDiet® modified and custom grain-based diets, and TestDiet® standard and custom purified diets. This is particularly effective for conducting nutritional studies, studying the effects of existing pharmaceuticals, and testing new drug formulas.
With precision and consistency, we can homogeneously blend in virtually any compound, chemical, medication, or nutrient. The diets can be color-coded for easy identification by technical staff. We then can provide these products in a convenient efficient size and form—extruded pellets, tablets, or powder (meal); many can be made into a suspendable or soluble form for liquid diets
We never compromise on the integrity of our products—we never endanger the validity and accuracy of your research, nor the safety and health of your animals and staff. Therefore, we do not handle any toxins, carcinogens, mutagens, radioactive substances, controlled dangerous substances (CDS), or live organisms (viruses, bacteria, etc.). Thus, you are assured that no dangerous or deleterious cross-contamination will occur.
For any test compound, a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS), or a statement regarding its safety and handling is required. We reserve the right to accept or reject a test compound based on our evaluation of its safety
In some cases, the customer will supply compounds, in other cases, TestDiet® may obtain the compound for you. In either case, TestDiet® adds compounds to diets strictly for research on your own laboratory animals.
To request a custom diet be formulated, complete the following steps.