Teklad swine diets are natural-ingredient diets specifically formulated to provide the proper balance of all known nutrients considered essential for the growth, maintenance, and reproduction of swine.
Teklad swine diets provide uniform nutrition through fixed-formula diets designed to minimize the nutrient variances that otherwise could occur if the ingredient composition of the diets were altered from one batch to the next.
Protein supplied by fish and plant sources combined with supplemental amino acids provides the proper amount and balance of essential amino acids required by research swine.
Teklad swine diets are fortified appropriately with vitamins and minerals to help support the regulation of body fluids and the proper functioning of the body system to ensure adequate growth, maintenance, and reproduction of research swine.
Teklad swine diets are formulated and manufactured without artificial preservatives, anti-caking agents, or other additives that otherwise may influence the results of certain types of research studies.
Not all products are stocked locally; extended lead time and additional fees may apply.
Many diets are available in certified format designated by a “C” following the product code. When diets are certified a representative sample is tested for a panel of contaminants. If not stocked as certified, certification can be made available upon request. Minimum order size and additional charges may apply.
There is no definitive point where one is able to predict when a specific diet will spoil or become deficient in one or more nutrients. The common guideline of a six month shelf life is based on longstanding practice in North America. In Europe and Asia, differences in local practices and regulatory oversight have led to Teklad standard natural ingredient diets being routinely used out to nine months and sometimes 12 months post-manufacture. This practical experience, along with literature support and vitamin testing over time, gives us confidence that these diets continue to support animal health and study integrity out to at least nine months post-manufacture. Please refer to your institution for guidance if you are unsure of local policies.
Recommended storage conditions:
Weaning pigs should be allowed ad libitum access to diet. Adults should be fed at a rate of two percent to three percent of their body weight per day. Fresh, clean water should always be available.