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, 2022

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

 

Fee

Standard Mouse Housing Husbandry

$0.22/mouse/day

Biohazard/Quarantine Mouse Husbandry Fees $0.33/mouse/day

Sterile Environment Mouse Husbandry Fees *

$0.33/mouse/day

Breeding Mouse Husbandry Fees ** $0.27/mouse/day

Note: *Immunodeficient animals are housed in a sterile environment

            **Breeding Mouse Husbandry Fees apply to active breeding cages only

 

Rat

 

Fee

Standard Rat Husbandry Fees

$0.41/rat/day

Biohazard/Quarantine Rat Husbandry Fees

$0.62/rat/day

Breeding Rat Husbandry Fees* $0.52/rat/day

Note: *Breeding Rat Husbandry Fees apply to active breeding cages only

Aquatic

 

Fee

Processed Water Usage

$0.03/litre/day

Initial fill and percentage of daily water change on tank housing invertebrates and amphibians $0.03/litre/day *
Holding/Housing inoculated system Start-Up fee (with bio-media) $250/unit *

*Effective April 1, 2021