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LARC Per Diem Charges

The following are animal per diem (by the day) charges for each LARC facility. This cost is for general maintenance and operation for the daily care of the animals.

For grant writing purposes, assume an annual increase of 3% on these charges. To assist investigators with per diem charge justification, click here for site-specific information that can be used for justification of animal charges in grant applications.

For additional species and/or general information, please email the LARC office.

Amarillo Campus FY2014-15
Species of Animal:Environment:Charge:unit:
Mouse  Conventional $ 0.267 per mouse per day
Mouse  Sterile Caging $ 0.535 per mouse per day
Rat  Conventional $ 0.535 per rat per day
Rat  Sterile Caging $ 0.625 per rat per day
Hamster Conventional $ 0.535 per hamster per day
Lubbock Campus FY2014-15, Effective March 1, 2015
Species of Animal:Environment:Charge:unit:
Mouse  Conventional $ 0.597 per cage per day
Mouse  Sterile Caging $ 1.009 per cage per day
Rat  Conventional $ 1.184 per cage per day
Rat Sterile Caging $ 1.895 per cage per day
Hamster Conventional $ 0.535 per hamster per day
Guinea Pig Conventional $ 1.150 per guinea pig per day
Rabbit Conventional $ 2.850 per rabbit per day
Frog Conventional $ 0.298 per frog per day
Swine Conventional $ 7.250 per swine per day
El Paso Campus FY2014-15
Species of Animal:Environment:Charge:unit:
Mouse  VMI Caging $ 0.188 per mouse per day
Rat  VMI Caging $ 0.289 per rat per day
Guinea Pig Conventional $ 1.196 per guinea pig per day
Rabbit Conventional $ 1.705 per rabbit per day
Abilene Campus FY2014-15
Species of Animal:Environment:Charge:unit:
Mouse  VMI Caging $ 0.530 per cage per day
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