SF03-002 36% Fat Modified Rodent Diet


A very high fat semi-pure diet formulation for laboratory rats and mice based on AIN-93G.

  • Total fat content has been increased to 36% fat. Using generally recognised energy data this would equate to a diet where 59% of total energy is from lipids.

  • The fats included to make up the total fat content have been chosen to maximise diet palatability whilst retaining a good spread of fatty acids. All known fatty acid requirements have been met or exceeded.

  • We would recommend that this diet be transported and stored at less than 15oC. At higher temperatures the diet softens considerably.

  • Calculated digestible energy has increased as a result of the increased fat inclusion.

  • Dietary carbohydrate content is from sucrose only. All starch has been removed from the diet. This has been done primarily to improve pellet strength but may also have some physiological implications.

  • See data sheet SF14-154 additional vitamins for irradiation modification of SF03-002

  • A suitable control diet is AIN93G or AIN93M
  • If your intention is to irradiate this diet at 25 Kg we recommend that you consider SF14-154


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