Harlan Teklad Laboratory Rodent Diets provide uniform nutrition. They are constant-formula diets designed to minimize the nutrient variances which otherwise could occur if the ingredient composition of a diet were altered from one batch to the next.
Protein supplied by fish, animal, and plant sources provides the proper amounts and balances of essential amino acids required by research rodents. Fat supplied by soybean oil contributes significantly to total rodent nutrition. This fat is a highly digestible source of energy. It also supplies all three essential fatty acids: linoleic, linolenic, and oleic. Rodents can convert linoleic to the essential fatty acid arachidonic. The palatability of the diet is enhanced by the dietary fat. Soybean oil has intrinsic antioxidants to help preserve nutrients and retain the freshness of Harlan Teklad Laboratory Diets.
Harlan Teklad Laboratory Rodent Diets are fortified with vitamins and minerals to help support the regulation of body fluids and the proper functioning of the body system to ensure the adequate growth, maintenance, and reproduction of research rodents.
Since all Harlan Teklad Laboratory Rodent Diets are nutritionally complete and balanced, it is not necessary to add dietary supplements.
Proper Diets for Proper Performance – Harlan Teklad provides several rodent diets to accommodate differences in nutrient requirements resulting from the rodent’s stage of growth or reproduction, the strain of the rodent, and/or the influences of experimental stress.
Feeding Directions – Harlan Teklad Laboratory Rodent Diets are complete diets for rats, mice, and hamsters, all of which can be fed free choice from a self-feeder. Fresh water always should be available for each animal.
Shelf Life – The recommended shelf life for Harlan Teklad Laboratory Rodent Diets is six months from the date of manufacture. Shelf life may be affected by storage conditions. Optimum shelf life can be achieved by storing the diets in a cool, dry, pest-free area away from hazardous materials.
|Harlan Teklad Laboratory Rodent Diet Consumption|
|Research Animal||Approximate Food Consumption|
|Rats||14-17 grams||12.0-14.0 lb.|
|Mice||4 - 6 grams||3.2 - 4.8 lb.|
|Hamsters||12-16 grams||10.0-13.0 lb.|