Laboratory Animal Program Rates
The rates for FY'17 per diems, beginning July 1, 2016, will increase by 3% over the FY'16 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.
There will be no surcharge on animal orders.
Per Diem Rates are as follows:
|Species||FY 17 +3%|
|Naked Mole Rat||$0.479|
*Charges on mice are per cage per day, rather than per animal per day.
$30.00 per hour
Labor charges for extra services provided by the animal caretakers (Example: extra cage changes, setting up breeders, weaning.)
Special Care and Treatment
Application of topical and oral medicine: cost of medicine, plus 20% and technical service charge of $0.50 per treatment.
Nail and teeth trimming: $12.00
Collecting samples for diagnostic tests and administering various drugs for treatment: cost of materials plus 20% plus technical labor at $30.00/hour
CO²: any species - technical services charge - $30.00 /hour
Other methods and other species: Cost of materials plus 20% plus technical labor at $30.00/hour
Procedure Room Usage
No supplies requested and no clean-up required: no charge
Supplies: cost plus 20%
Surgery Room Usage
Room usage: no charge as long as it is cleaned/mopped after use
Anesthesia equipment: rental $15.00 per use and cost of materials: Oxygen, Isoflurane and F/Air canister plus 20%
Drugs: cost plus 20%
Surgical assistance (vivarium technician): $30.00 /hour
Shipping box and labor in preparation for shipping: $150.00 for 1st crate. Additional crates + supplies at cost plus 20%.
USDA Health Certificates: $5.00
Autoclave use: $30.00/load
Necropsy and histopathology initiated by veterinarian: no charge
Necropsy and histopathology requested by researcher: charges negotiable
Routine animal health surveillance: no charge
Diagnostic tests requested for research purposes: standard hourly rate, plus 20% surcharge on materials used