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These studies are aimed at food manufacturers or nutraceutical companies, as well as farm and veterinary industries interested in testing the properties of certain diet components on the physiological status of adult animals.
Our diet studies provide animal food manufacturers a way to evaluate the impact of dietary effects on adult animal fitness, animal growth, and reproduction. We have recently developed metric studies of the effects of custom diets or food supplements on the physiology of adult zebrafish. Parameters affecting metabolic aspects, gonad development, reproductive success, growth, and weight gain can be evaluated according to your needs.
We can also address food and nutraceutical industry needs by testing the safety of new food additives or preservatives for human consumption, as well as the health benefits and safety of nutraceutical products.
Zebrafish have highly conserved physiology with vertebrates. They share cell types, metabolic pathways, and organ functions, thus providing biologically relevant readouts.Fast and cost-effective assay to test diet effects.Two-phased studies, in larvae and juvenile fish are evaluated the metabolic readouts and in adult animals adds fitness parameters.
Zebrafish have highly conserved physiology with vertebrates. They share cell types, metabolic pathways, and organ functions, thus providing biologically relevant readouts.
Fast and cost-effective assay to test diet effects.
Two-phased studies, in larvae and juvenile fish are evaluated the metabolic readouts and in adult animals adds fitness parameters.
21 dpf zebrafish are fed on each diet of interest and compared to the formulated reference diet (control diet) for 16 weeks. Before starting the diet protocol, a subsample of zebrafish in each group are weighted and measured to obtain initial weights and lengths. Diet groups are daily fed with not less than 5% bodyweight (divided into 2 feedings), which are adjusted for growth periodically. At the end of the protocol, each individual is analyzed evaluating several readouts.