FY17 Per Diem Rates by Species*

Species FY16 FY17
Mouse standard cage (83 in2) 0.70 0.85
Mouse large cage (192 in2) 1.40 1.70
Mouse ABSL-2 cage (83 in2) 1.42 1.42
Mouse quarantine standard cage (83 in2)** .70** .85
Mouse autoclave cage (83 in2) 0.86 0.95
Mouse barrier cage (83 in2) 1.32 1.45
Mouse chemical hazard cage (83 in2) N/A 1.42
Rat standard cage (192 in2) 0.99 1.04
Rat large cage (320 in2) 1.98 2.08
Rat quarantine cage (192 in2)** N/A 1.04
Rat chemical hazard cage (192 in2) N/A 1.61
Vole standard cage (83 in2) N/A 0.85
Rabbits 2.90 4.00
Snakes 1.10 1.30
Anoles (Malott) 0.22 0.40
Anoles (Dyche) N/A 1.30
Caecilians 0.22 0.40
Zebrafish (per row of tanks) 0.88 0.95
Bullfrogs (per tank) 1.86 2.50
Xenopus (per tank) 1.00 1.15

*Internal rates.  External customers should contact the ACU Director for applicable rates.

**Mouse and rat quarantine cages will be billed at rate for mouse and rat standard cages respectively. Supply, diagnostic, and applicable equipment decontamination costs will be passed directly to customer for reimbursement.

Per diems include

  • Routine and standard husbandry care, including caging, bedding, feed, enrichment, and other consumable supplies
  • Routine veterinary care, including consultation, initial diagnostics, and treatment
  • Emergency veterinary care for illnesses and injuries not related to research activities
  • Colony health monitoring program
  • Purchase and maintenance of standard equipment and supplies required for operation of ACU facilities
  • Facility maintenance and housekeeping supplies
  • Standard personal protective equipment
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Waste disposal
  • Training
  • Accreditation fees and professional memberships
  • Telecommunications
  • Occupational health program
  • Pre-employment screening
  • Two technician salaries

Requests for services or equipment not listed above will be passed directly to customer for reimbursement. 

Technical Service Rates (minimum 15 minute charge)
Animal husbandry personnel 16.00/hr
Supervisory personnel 25.00/hr
Veterinary personnel 50.00/hr


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