Husbandry Fees

The animal husbandry fees assists in recovering a portion of the direct operating costs of animal husbandry. Animal husbandry includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Daily care and maintenance of animals
  • Observation
  • Feeding
  • Watering
  • Providing regular enrichment supplies
  • Changing and cleaning cages/tanks
  • Maintaining a suitable environment
  • Basic record keeping
  • Census and colony management
  • Sanitizing animal rooms
  • Supplies (feed, bedding, disinfectants, enrichment, etc)
  • Equipment maintenance, repair and replacement

Animal Husbandry Fees are calculated monthly and billed to the relevant researcher quarterly.

Additional cost recovery fees apply for consumable supplies or special housing related to experimental needs. Contact Animal Care Services for details.

Animal Husbandry Fees
Effective as of April 2017

Fees are calculated monthly and billed to the relevant researcher quarterly.

Mouse

Caging Type Fee
IVC

$0.43/cage/day

Quarantine

$0.43/cage/day + additional recovery fees for cage supplies.
Note: Diagnostic Health Monitoring fees will apply.

Rat

Caging Type Fee
Conventional

$0.33/cage/day

Quarantine

$0.33/rat/day + additional recovery fees for cage supplies.
Note: Diagnostic Health Monitoring fees will apply.

Aquatic

Caging Type Fee

Static & Recirculating tanks

$0.03/litre/day