TABLE 1

Characteristics of HAD and LAD

NutrientsHADLADRequirements*
Protein (%)20.018.118
Fat (%)4.57.25
Carbohydrate (%)54.858.665
Fiber (%)6.05.1
Thiamin hydrochloride (mg/kg)185.05
Riboflavin (mg/kg)867
Niacin (mg/kg)933015
Pantothenic acid (mg/kg)171516
Choline chloride (g/kg)1.81.022
Folic acid (mg/kg)2.92.00.5
Pyridoxine (mg/kg)7.46.08
Biotin (mg/kg)0.10.20.2
B12 (μg/kg)182510
Vitamin A (IU/kg)2,5004,0002,400
Vitamin D3 (IU/kg)2,2001,0001,000
Vitamin E (IU/kg)997532
Caloric profile (kcal/g)3.43.7
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    * “Nutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals,” The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, National Academy Press, 1995.