Rutgers LAS

Laboratory Animal Services (LAS)

Per Diem Rates

 
Species July 1, 2009 July 1, 2010 July 1, 2011 July 1, 2012 July 1, 2013
Dove $.4606 $.4974 $.5372 $.5426 $.5426
Frog .3285 .3548 .3870 .3870 .3870
Guinea Pig 1.0659 1.1512 1.2433 1.2557 1.2557
Mouse, per standard open shoebox .3938 .4252 .4592 .4638 .4638
Mouse, sterile microisolation .7666 .8278 .8940 .9029 .9029
Mouse, quarantine .9637 1.0407 1.1240 1.1352 1.1352
Rabbit 2.5372 2.7402 2.9594 2.9890 2.9890
Rat .3426 .3700 .3996 .4036 .4036
Rat, sterile microisolation .6090 .6576 .7103 .7173 .7173

Note that mouse rates are "per cage".  All other species are per animal.

Setup Charges are charged for newly arrived animals.  Setup charges offset costs associated with processing animal orders and setting up new cages, and account for the fact that no per diem is charged on the last day an animal is housed. They also cover the cost of carcass disposal by CMR.  Setup charges are listed separately on monthly billing statements.  Contact CMRfor rates.

Special rates are applicable for specialized housing and care.  Contact CMR for special rates.

Mouse quarantine rate is applicable for newly arrived animals shipped from other research institutions or any non-approved vendor. The quarantine rate is also applicable for mice bearing transplantable tumors or cell-lines which have not been approved following extensive screening for rodent pathogens. See the Rutgers  Policy on use of transplantable tumors and cell lines in animals. Animals in quarantine may be subject to additional charges for maintenance and testing of sentinel animals.

Note: Investigators should plan for a minimum 8% - 10% increase annually, with rates increasing on July 1 in the future.  The actual increase for July 2012 was only 1%.  There was no increase in July 2013.