Envigo Teklad diets makes a variety of doxycycline containing diets for your Tet regulated systems. A range of levels of doxycycline (as doxycycline hyclate) can be added. Typical inclusion rates are 200 and 625 mg/kg diet, but some researchers specify a higher or lower level.
Diets are easily customizable as they are made fresh when ordered. We currently have over 150 different doxycycline formula combinations. We likely have an existing product number to meet your specifications. Specifications include: base diet, concentration of doxycycline, and food coloring. Contact us to discuss your needs if you don't find a suitable option below.
Compared to water delivery, diet delivery is a preferable option for many researchers.
- Diet offers protection from light. Water may have to be given in dark-colored or foil-wrapped bottles
- Diet is typically changed once per week. Water may need to be changed every few days
- Diet delivery may also reduce risk of dehydration and preclude the need to give with sucrose (Cawthorne et. al. 2007)
Doxycycline containing diets are often ordered in irradiated form. Irradiation must be requested at the time of ordering and will add approximately two weeks to the lead time.
If your work requires an alfalfa-free diet for fluorescent imaging, consider using a global rodent diet base. If further imaging clarity is needed, we can make purified diets with doxycycline.
Contact us with your specific needs, and we can recommend an existing product code or create a new formulation.