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Global Primate Diets

Overview

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 animal products. 

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 energy. 

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 available. 

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