For more than a quarter of a century SDS has been manufacturing precisely formulated and controlled diets, leading the way in accurate feeding for laboratory species.
The guarantee of quality from SDS allows you to be sure that the only variables in your trials are the ones you have planned. We know that quality assurance in every aspect is vital in this demanding field and consistency is essential to the integrity of experimental data.
The SDS head office is in Essex, UK. We have a subsidiary company in France and a network of agents across Europe and worldwide. With an impressive pedigree in supplying the research industry, we have the experience, expertise and facilities to fulfil the most demanding requirements.
All of our diets are manufactured at our UK site which is tailored for the production of research diets. Our two main production lines are completely drug and medication free. One of these is also free from animal proteins thus ensuring a completely vegetarian product is supplied. SDS also manufactures its own premixes to ensure complete quality control of all diet ingredients. Custom made diets are manufactured on the same site but in a completely separate building.
Special Diets Services is the largest supplier of Laboratory Animal diets in Europe and the only dedicated manufacturer in the UK. SDS has an international reputation for the quality of its diets and manufacturing and storage facilities. As research diets are our core business SDS has the formulations, packaging and flexibility to suit all your requirements. We also have a professional, friendly technical team who are experts in the field of research animal nutrition.
|Diet||Protein (%)||Model||Type||Sterilization||Data Sheets|
|RM3 A (P)||21.86||Rat & Mice||Breeding & Short term Maintenance||Autoclavable||Click Here|
|RM6 (P)||14.38||Rat & Mice||Long & Short term Maintenance||Irradiated||Click Here|
|CRM (P)||18.35||Rat & Mice||Breeding & Short term Maintenance||Irradiated||Click Here|
|FD2 (P)||18.45||Guinea Pig||Breeding & Maintenance||Irradiated||Click Here|
|STANRAB (P)||16.42||Rabbit||Breeding & Short term Maintenance||Irradiated||Click Here|
|RABMA (P)||13.72||Rabbit||Maintenance||Irradiated||Click Here|
Most diets are available in powder and pellet form. Synthetic diets, because of their nature, are only available in powder form.
Special diets fall into one five groups depending on the specification:
Paper as stadard
White plastic for fat coated diets
Polywoven for autoclaving
Heavy duty heat-sealed plastic
Polylined for barriers
Vacuum packed 2.5kg - 12.5kg
Bulk box delivery – irradiated diets
Bulk bag delivery