Husbandry fees

Animal husbandry fees assist in recovering a portion of the direct operating costs of animal husbandry.
 

Animal husbandry includes, but is not limited to:

  • 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

 

Calculation and billing

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 July 1, 2020

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.

Mouse

Caging type

Fee

IVC

$0.17/mouse/day

Quarantine

$0.17/mouse/day + additional recovery fees for cage supplies
Note: Diagnostic Health Monitoring fees will apply.

 

Rat

Caging type

Fee

Conventional

$0.37/rat/day

Quarantine

$0.37/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