Teklad Custom Research Diets are an invaluable tool for research,
often formulated to achieve specific objectives.
The first step toward choosing a Custom Research Diet is contacting a Harlan Nutritionist. There you will experience...
Collaboration + Expertise = Excellence
…the process by which our nutritionists Collaborate with you, the researcher, through phone conversations or e-mail exchanges.
This exchange of combined Expertise often begins with a discussion of the animal species and how the diet will be used. It may
also include published literature, your desired endpoints or study design.
Next, our nutritionists will search 30 plus years of knowledge stored in our vast database of 20,000 diets to locate an existing
formula or create a unique formula to meet your objectives. This personalized approach is designed to enhance the Excellence
of your research.
When you think Custom Research Diets, think Diversity.
Purified diets use refined ingredients such as casein, sucrose, corn starch, fat, oil and cellulose. These high quality ingredients have
relatively simple chemical compositions. This feature is important for manipulating individual nutrients. Use of refined ingredients
also serves to reduce natural substances which may have biological activity. Food dyes can be added to visually distinguish diets.
Natural ingredient diets contain feedstuffs, corn, wheat, soybean meal and fish meal commonly associated with standard
laboratory animal diets. These ingredients have relatively complex and variable chemical compositions. However, selected ingredients
of this nature are sometimes used for a custom research diet.
Standard diets can serve as the base to add various types of in-house ingredients such as cholesterol, lithium, carbonyl iron,
vitamin E, doxycycline, Uniprim®, etc.
Customer Supplied Ingredients (test article, pharmaceutical, food extract, etc.) can be added to a diet type. This is often a
convenient approach to dosing research animals.
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