Oregon State University

FY14 Per Diem Rates

Dear Investigators,

The FY14 proposed rates include a 5% increase for rodent cage charges.  This was necessary because the 2012-13 drought in the Midwest resulted in 10-12% increases in vendor rodent feed costs.  Vendors have also increased the costs for gamma-irradiated products, both feed and bedding.  Technician service rates were increased to compensate for increases in employee bargained salaries.  The Processing Fee historically charged for the combined animal ordering and new animal cage set-up has been divided into two fees one for animal ordering and a separate fee for initial health check and set-up.  In most cases this change should represent a cost savings for investigators as the set-up fee is based on time and will scale to the number of animals ordered and not, as now, a set percentage.  There is also a slight increase in the cost for Biohazard, Containment and Quarantine animals to cover increases in the cost of protective clothing, equipment and waste disposal supplies.

OSU animal researchers receive central support from the Research Office at a rate of 33% of total animal care and use expenses.  In addition, state funds are provided to support the regulated compliance aspects of our program.  In total, FY13 central support for the LARC program was 43%.

This year I was fortunate to have an Advisory Committee of faculty animal facility users who helped me review the proposed FY14 rates.   I would like to thank them for their time and support.

Sincerely,

Dr. Diggs

Helen E. Diggs MEd, DVM, DACLAM

Director, Laboratory Animal Resources Center | Campus Attending Veterinarian | Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

 

Proposed Per Diem

& Service Fees -  FY14

 

 

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Species

Cage Type

Unit

Internal Rates

External Rates

Cat

Conventional Housing

animal

$5.00

$6.50

Chicken

Conventional Housing/Cage

animal

$2.15

$2.80

Chicken

Conventional Housing/Pen

animal

$1.55

$2.00

Dog

Conventional Housing

animal

$7.00

$9.10

Guinea Pig

Microisolator Housing -

(Sm Rat IVC, MI)

cage

$1.03

$1.34

Guinea Pig

Microisolator Housing -

(Lg Rat IVC)

cage

$1.34

$1.74

Hamster

Microisolator Housing -

(Sm Rat IVC)

cage

$0.95

$1.23

Hamster

Microisolator Housing -

(Lg Rat IVC, MI)

cage

$1.03

$1.34

Mouse

Microisolator Cage Static (MI)

cage

$0.91

$1.19

Mouse

Ventilated Cage

(Sm Mouse IVC)

cage

$0.91

$1.19

Mouse

Metabolism Cage

cage

$1.50

$1.95

Rabbit

Conventional Housing

animal

$2.15

$2.80

Rat

Ventilated Cage (Sm Rat IVC)

(<275 grams of wt./cage)

cage

$0.95

$1.23

Rat

Ventilated Cage (Lg Rat IVC, MI)

cage

$1.03

$1.34

Rat

Metabolism Cage

cage

$1.50

$1.95

 

 

 

 

 

Hazardous, BL2 Containment,

Quarantine Cage Handling

Add cage/day

cage

$0.07

$0.12

BL3 Containment Cage Handling

Add cage/day

cage

$0.15

$0.20

 

 

 

 

 

Alpaca/sheep/goat

Adult-no grain

animal

$1.50

$1.95

Alpaca/sheep/goat

Adult-with grain

animal

$2.00

$2.60

Horse

Adult-hay

animal

$12.00

$15.50

Horse

Adult-hay and grain

animal

$14.00

$18.50

Llama

Adult-no grain

animal

$3.00

$4.30

Llama

Adult-with grain

animal

$4.00

$5.20

Pig

Regular

animal

$6.00

$7.80

 

Services

Unit

Internal Rates

External Rates

 

Autoclave Rodent Cage

hour

(minimum ½ hour)

$28.00

$28.00

 

Non-Containment Facility Use

day

$20.00

$20.00

 

BL2 Containment Unit Lease

day

$42.00

$55.00

 

BL3 Containment Unit Lease

day

$63.50

$82.50

 

Procedure Room Use

day

NA

$20.00

 

Incinerator Fee

pound

$1.25

$1.65

 

Cage Washer Use

load

$11.75

$15.50

 

Pickup and Delivery Charges

round trip

$23.00

$30.00

 

Supplies/Services Handling Fee

order

20%

30%

 

Animal Ordering Fee

order

10%

30%

 

New Order Set-up Fee

hour

(minimum ½ hour)

$28.00

NA

 

Professional Services

Unit

Internal Rates

External Rates

 

Clinical Veterinarian

hour

$100.00

$100.00

 

Facility Manager

hour

$60.00

$60.00

 

LARC  Technician

hour (minimum ½ hour)

$28.00

$28.00

Contact Info

Laboratory Animal Resources Center
Research Office
Corvallis OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2263
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