Test substance & medical diets

When the experiments require the addition or application of certain compounds, with KLIBA NAFAG you can consider adding your medications or compounds to your animal’s diet. KLIBA NAFAG has experience customizing diets for all types of research needs, and that includes additives as a convenient way to medicate lab animals. Simply turn to one of our expert staff nutritionists to determine whether it is a viable option.

Medications or compounds supplied by the investigator are referred to as “customer supplied ingredients” or “customer reserves,” and they can be added to most diets. Generally, if the stability or activity of the compound is not compromised during manufacturing or further processing such as irradiation, adding an ingredient can be a smart option for simplifying your feeding and medicating schedules. Also, the inclusion rate of any given compound is adjusted to suit the needs, and can be determined in consultation with our expert nutritional staff.

Most common customer supplied compounds include:

  • Cuprizone
  • Tamoxifen
  • Purified fatty acids (DHA, EPA)
  • Curcumin
  • Rosiglitazone
  • Statins
  • Antibiotics
  • Valproate
  • Piroxicam
  • Berry powders
  • Bisphenol

When adding a compound to a diet, KLIBA NAFAG works with you to be sure that it is appropriate for our diet formulation procedures and can be done safely.

Test substance

For the administration of a test substance in a natural and stress-free way, there is the possibility of supplementing the usual food. KLIBA NAFAG adds a tiny amount of active substances, homogeneously mixed in very precise doses to the basic food normally used as standard food for detention.

Medicated feed

KLIBA NAFAG holds the permission and GMP certification of the Swiss Institute for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic) to provide its customers with medicines, such as antiparasitics, to mix with the food recipe.