Laboratory Animal Program Charge Rates

The rates for FY'15 per diems, beginning July 1, 2014, will be the same as the FY'14 rates. Per diem rates in the future will incorporate an inflationary increase of 3-5 percent as necessary (determined by OSPA and LAP), and adjusted so as to maintain the goal of ~50:50 cost-sharing between users and the administration. These rates have been developed with input from vivarium users and the Graduate Council Research Committee.

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Vivarium Charges

1. There will be no surcharge on Animal Orders.

2. Per Diem Rates:

Species

FY 11 +5%

FY 12 +3% FY 13 +4% FY 14 +5% FY 15 +0%
Mice* $0.396 $0.407 $0.423 $0.444 $0.444
Rats $0.330 $0.339 $0.353 $0.370 $0.370
Hamster $0.330 $0.339 $0.353 $0.370 $0.370
Rabbit $1.146 $1.180 $1.227 $1.288 $1.288
Guinea Pig $0.694 $0.714 $0.743 $0.780 $0.780
Sterile Mice $0.738 $0.760 $0.790 $0.829 $0.829
Sterile Rat $0.892 $0.918 $0.955 $1.002 $1.002
Chicken $1.730 $0.880 $0.915 $0.750 $0.750
Pigeons $1.664 $1.713 $1.782 $1.871 $1.871

* Charges on mice are per cage per day rather than per animal per day.

3.  Special Handling:

           a.  30.00/hr. (minimum charge - ½ hr.);                                       

           b.  Labor charges for extra services provided by the animal caretakers.  Examples: extra cage changes. 

4.  Special Care and Treatment:

           a.    Application of topical and oral medicine: cost of medicine plus 20% and technical service charge at $30.00 per hour.

           b.    Nail and teeth trimming: $12.00.

           c.   Rabbit tattooing, including anesthesia:  $15.00.

           d. Collecting samples for diagnostic tests and administering various drugs for treatment: cost of materials plus 20% plus technical labor at $30.00/hour.

5.  Euthanasia:

           a.  CO²:  any species - technical services charge - $30.00 /hour (min. charge - ¼ hour).

           b.  Other methods and other species:  Cost of materials plus 20% plus technical labor at $30.00/hour.            .

6.  Procedure Room Usage (Reservations please):

           a.   No supplies requested and no clean-up required:  no charge.

           b.   Supplies:  cost plus 20%.

           c.   Clean-up:  $30.00/hour (minimum charge - ½ hour).

7.  Surgery Room Usage (Reservations please):

           a.   Room usage:  no charge as long as it is cleaned/mopped after use.

           b.   Anesthesia equipment:  rental $15.00 per week and cost of materials: Oxygen, Isoflurane and F/Air canister plus 20%.

           c.   Drugs: cost plus 20%.

           d.   Surgical assistance (vivarium technician):  $30.00 /hour.

8.   Transportation Charges:

           a.   Airline/trucking:  cost.

           b.   Shipping boxes and labor in preparation for shipping:  $150.00.

           c.   USDA Health Certificates:  $5.00.

9.    Special Services:  $30.00/hour  -  Breeding, weaning, staple removing, etc.

10.   Autoclaving Services:

        a.  Autoclave use: $30.00/load.

11.   Pathology:

        a. Necropsy and histopathology initiated by veterinarian:  no charge.

        b. Necropsy and histopathology requested by researcher:  charges negotiable.

12.   Laboratory Diagnostics:

        a.  Routine animal health surveillance:  no charge.

        b.  Diagnostic tests requested for research purposes: charges negotiable.  The rate will be the standard hourly rate plus 20% surcharge on materials used.