When your experiments require the addition or application of certain compounds to your animal research subject, you can consider adding your medications or compounds to your animal’s diet. Envigo has experience customizing diets for all types of research needs, and that includes introducing additives as a convenient way to medicate lab animals. Simply turn to one of our expert staff nutritionists to determine whether it is a viable option.
Medications or compounds supplied by your investigator are referred to as “customer supplied ingredients” or “customer reserves,” and they can be added to most diets. Generally, if the stability or activity of the compound is not compromised during manufacture or further processing such as irradiation, adding an ingredient can be a smart option for simplifying your feeding and medicating schedules. Also, the inclusion rate of any given compound is adjusted to suit your needs, and can be determined in consultation with our expert nutritional staff.
Some common customer supplied compounds include:
- Cuprizone (also now stocked)
- Tamoxifen (also now stocked - US, EU)
- Purified fatty acids (DHA, EPA)
- Berry powders
- Bisphenol A (BPA, in diluted form)
When adding a compound to a diet, we will work with you to be sure that it is appropriate for our diet formulation procedures and can be done safely.