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Related Research

  1. In collaboration with Kansas State University, Diversified studied regarding the effect of dietary fat on the total fat and fatty acid composition of beef cattle.

  2. Presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) information regarding the use of tall oil fatty acids in feed grade fat blends throughout the South and Southwest. This project included the development of a analytical method specific for abietic acids, which serve as the "marker" for the presence of tall oils in feed grade fat products.

  3. Conducted a collaborative study with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the development of a high performance thin layer chromatographic (HPTLC) method for a more highly specific analysis for sulfa drug residues in turkey tissues such as muscle, liver and kidney. The methodology provides more precise residue levels for sulfa in the tissues as well as lowering shipment costs of the tissue since continual freezing during transit to the laboratory is no longer necessary.

  4. Conducted research work for the American Fats and Protein Research Foundation (FPRF) for the identification of the "non-elutable fractions" present in restaurant greases which were previously thought to be polymers. Diversified Laboratories' research demonstrated that the materials were not polymers but oligomers, generally present at low levels which paved the way for an improvement in the export of fats to Western Europe by the National Renderers Association (NRA) and its members.

  5. Conducted an extensive research program on the important factors associated with the development of the "OILY BIRD SYNDROME". The research eliminated the popular belief that the syndrome was due to the use of polyunsaturated fatty acids in broiler rations and demonstrated that the problem was related to specific calorie/nutrient imbalances which caused changes in the tissues in broilers exhibiting the syndrome.

  6. Collaborative study with University of Georgia to demonstrate the impact of the fatty acid oligomers and glyceride oligomers present in restaurant greases on the metabolizable energy value of these materials in poultry and livestock rations. Diversified Laboratories developed special chemical and analytical methods to measure the utilization of oligomers and, hence, their impact on the metabolizable energy value of feed grade fats and oils.

  7. Conducted research studies for a large integrated broiler company for comparisons of body composition among competitive chicken products sold for human consumption. The research included the development of methods to determine small but statistically significant differences in fat percentages and fatty acid composition of edible tissues. The results of this research project were required to meet the standards of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in order to be used as a part of a large regional advertising campaign through various advertising media.