Teklad Global Primate Diets are fixed-formula diets formulated
to provide the proper balance of nutrients required by new-world
and old-world primates of all breeds and ages. Diets are formulated
to provide uniform experimental and production results.
A combination of plant, milk and fish protein sources supplies
the proper amounts and balance of essential amino acids necessary
to maintain the physical condition of research primates throughout
their life cycle and research function. A new diet (2056)
contains neither soybean meal (to minimize phytoestrogens) or
High-quality fat sources provide the balance of essential fatty
acids required for growth, maintenance, and reproduction. These
sources of fat also provide a highly digestible source of
Teklad Global Primate diets are fortified with vitamin and
minerals including vitamin D3 for proper bone
development and vitamin C for prevention of scurvy and anemia.
Diets are nutritionally complete and balanced making additional
dietary supplements unnecessary.
Teklad Global Primate Diets are extruded to help break down
starches, improving digestibility and palatability. Feeding highly
digestible extruded diets results in firm stools, which helps
reduce cleaning time.
Shelf Life - Teklad Global Primate Diets
contain stabilized vitamin C (L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate) extending
the guaranteed shelf-life to 6 months from the date of manufacture
in North America and 9 months in Europe (due to differences in
local practices and regulatory oversight). To achieve optimum
shelf-life, diets should be stored in a cool, dry, pest-free area
away from hazardous materials.
Feeding Directions - In general nonhuman
primates will consume an amount of diet equal to 4% of their body
weight but there are many factors that can affect daily consumption
including species, life-stage, housing, and environmental
conditions. Small amounts of fruits, vegetables, or nuts may be fed
as environmental enrichment. Clean fresh water should always be