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This diet is an example of a lab block, currently used at The Jackson Laboratory in Maine (USA). 


G U A R A N T E E D     A N A L Y S I S
Crude protein not less than

18.0%

Crude fat not less than

4.0%

Crude fibre not more than

5.0%

Ash not more than

8.0%

Added minerals not more than

3.0%

I N G R E D I E N T S
Ground wheat, ground corn, wheat middlings, ground oats, fish meal, dehulled soybean meal, corn gluten meal, dehydrated alfalfa meal, soybean oil, dicalcium phosphate, brewers dried yeast, calcium carbonate, menadione dimethylpyrimidinol bisulfite, salt, choline chloride, magnesium oxide, thiamin mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, cholecalciferol, vitamin A acetate, calcium pantothenate, ferrous sulfate, biotin, manganous oxide, cyanocobalamin, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate, folic acid, calcium iodate, cobalt carbonate, zinc oxide, ferrous carbonate, zinc sulfate.  

F E E D I N G    D I R E C T I O N S
Feed ad libitum to rodents. Provide plenty of fresh, clean water at all times.

C H E M I C A L    C O M P O S I T I O N 1
Nutrients 2
Protein, %

18.0

Arginine, % 0.90
Cystine, % 0.25
Glycine, % 0.95
Histidine, % 0.38
Isoleucine, % 0.95
Leucine, % 1.40
Lysine, % 0.85
Methionine, % 0.35
Phenylalanine, % 0.85
Tyrosine, % 0.60
Threonine, % 0.65
Tryptophan, % 0.20
Valine, % 0.90
Fat (ether extract), % 4.0
Fiber (Crude) maximum, % 5.0
Nitrogen-Free Extract (by difference), % 56.7
Physiological Fuel Value, kcal/gm 3.39

 

Minerals
Ash, %

8.0

Calcium, %

1.15

Phosphorus (total), %

0.85

Potassium, %

0.75

Magnesium, %

0.15

Sodium, %

0.30

Iron, ppm

345

Zinc, ppm

40

Manganese, ppm

140

Copper, ppm

12

Cobalt, ppm

0.70

Iodine, ppm

1.8

 

Vitamins
Vitamin K (as menadione), ppm

20

Thiamin Hydrochloride, ppm

70

Riboflavin, ppm

7.0

Niacin, ppm

80

Pantothenic Acid, ppm

30

Choline Chloride, ppm

1900

Folic Acid, ppm

2.0

Pyridoxine, ppm

10

Biotin, ppm

0.20

B12, mcg/kg

50

Vitamin A, IU/gm

20

Vitamin D3 (added), IU/gm

4.0

Vitamin E, IU/kg

45

*   Product Code
1.  Based on the latest ingredient analysis information. Since nutrient composition of natural ingredients varies, analysis will differ accordingly.
2.  Nutrients expressed as percent of ration except where otherwise indicated. Moisture content is assumed to be 10% for the purpose of calculations.

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