Pet Foods

Pet Foods

Below are some specific pet food tests that ATC Scientific has the capability of performing.  

Proximate Testing

Moisture by convection oven
Moisture by vacuum oven
Moisture by Karl Fisher
Protein
Fat (ether extractable)
Fat (acid hydrolysis)
Fiber
Ash
Pepsin Digestibility
Urease
Carbohydrates by calc (requires Moisture, Protein, Fat, Ash)
Calories by calc (requires Moisture, Protein, Fat, Ash)
Calories by Bomb Calorimeter
Starch by Ewers

Fat / Tallow Testing

Peroxide Value
Free Fatty Acid
Oil Stability Index (OSI)
Shelf Life
AOM
MIU (Moisture, Insoluble Impurities, Unsaponifiables)

Common Feed Elements

Calcium
Phosphorus
Sodium
Magnesium
Manganese
Zinc
Chloride
Iodine
Potassium
Salt (as NaCl)
Sulfate
Fluoride
Sulfur

Heavy Metals Screen

Arsenic
Cadmium
Chromium
Lead
Mercury
Selenium
Silver
Antimony

Pesticides testing

A variety of pesticides are analyzed that categorized with chlorine, nitrogen or phosphorus containing.

AAFCO Package

Moisture, Protein, Fat (acid hydrolysis), Fiber, Ash
Amino Acid Profile
Fatty Acid Profile
Minerals (Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Selenium)
Iodine
Chloride
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Thiamine (B1)
Riboflavin (B2)
Pantothenic Acid
Niacin
Pyridoxine (B6)
Folic Acid
Vitamin B12
Choline

Vitamins

Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B6
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Tocopherols (Total or Individual)
Pantothenic Acid
Choline

Amino Acid Profile

Alanine
Arginine
Aspartic acid
Cystine
Glutaminc acid
Glycine
Histidine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Proline
Serine
Threonine
Tryptophan
Tyrosine
Valine