Rutgers LAS

Laboratory Animal Services (LAS)

Per Diem Rates

 
Species July 1, 2010 July 1, 2011 July 1, 2012 July 1, 2013 July 1, 2014
Dove $.4974 $.5372 $.5426 $.5426 $.5860
Frog .3548 .3870 .3870 .3870 .4180
Guinea Pig 1.1512 1.2433 1.2557 1.2557 .9720
Mouse, per standard open shoebox .4252 .4592 .4638 .4638 .5010
Mouse, sterile microisolation .8278 .8940 .9029 .9029 .9750
Mouse, quarantine 1.0407 1.1240 1.1352 1.1352 1.2260
Rabbit 2.7402 2.9594 2.9890 2.9890 3.4020
Rat (per cage as July 2014) .3700 .3996 .4036 .4036 .9070/cage
Rat, sterile microisolation/cage .6576 .7103 .7173 .7173 1.458/cage

Note that mouse rates are "per cage".  Rat rates are per cage effective July 2014.  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. RWJMS rates will increase 4% in January 2015.