Diet: SF08-020 Maintenance Semi-Pure Rodent Diet (AIN93-M) For Irradiation
A semi-pure diet formulation for laboratory rats and mice based on AIN-93M. This diet satisfies the maintenance nutritional requirements for adult rats and mice. Some modifications have been made to the original formulation to suit locally available raw materials.
- At Specialty Feeds we have become increasingly concerned about the effects of irradiation on vitamins in diets based on AIN-93 formulations. We have some evidence of an apparent deficiency in pregnant rats and mice when these diets have been irradiated at 25 KGy. We have been able to overcome this problem by increasing the vitamin inclusion rates of diets to be irradiated.
- We have increased vitamin premix inclusion by 1.5 and added some additional vitamin K to the base diet AIN-93M.
Keywords: control diet for irradiation,