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Diet Induced Obese (DIO) B6

Now Available from EU production colonies

  • Model #
  • Genotype
  • Nomenclature
  • DIO-B6-M
    C57BL/6NTac
  • B6-DIOCONTROL-M
    C57BL/6NTac
Taconic Biosciences maintains an inventory of C57BL/6NTac male mice on 60% kcal high fat irradiated diet. Taconic uses Research Diets industry standard high fat rodent diet, D12492. C57BL/6NTac males are put on special diet at 6 weeks of age and housed at reduced density. Control males are housed in the same location, also at reduced density, and are fed NIH-31M diet Control males can also be generated using a low fat purified diet upon request.

DIO mice in transit for an extended period of time (more than 48 hours) can lose 20-25% of their body weight and reach a new weight set point, making them resistant to high fat diet when they arrive. Taconic will only ship mice that have previously responded to DIO, but due to this known phenotype we suggest ordering an additional 5-10% in order to make sure you have a sufficient number of animals for your study.

Animal Diet: DIO-B6-M get D12942 and B6-DIOCONTROL-M get NIH #31M Rodent Diet.

Diet Conditioning: Taconic also offers diet conditioning as part of its Colony Management Solutions portfolio. Irradiated diets are approved for use in all MPF (TM) colony management barriers.

Benefits include:

  • Lower cage costs
  • Health testing is included
  • Helps preserve the value of rederivation

Color:

Black

Species:

Mouse

Taconic cannot accept orders by weight for this model.

DIO mice are placed on high fat diet (D12492) starting at 6 weeks and are packed within a 10 gram maximum weight span. Controls are fed NIH31-M. We are not able to take DIO orders by weight, but can assist in selecting an appropriate age to meet your weight requirement. All DIO mice will meet the above specifications at the time of packing. Acclimation time needed to regain weight lost in transit can be from 48 hours for shipments of less than 48 hours up to 2 weeks for animals that are more than 3 days in transit.

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