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Animal Resources

A unit in the Division of the Vice President for Research

Animal Resources

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Per Diem Information

Animal Resources (AR) is a unit of the Division of the Vice President for Research available for use by OSU faculty from any college using animals in teaching, education, or research. Some of the services available include:

  • animal husbandry for species ranging from rodents to large farm animals
  • coordination of the veterinary care of regulated animals
  • assistance with study design and the selection of animal models
  • training in research animal procedures including restraint, anesthesia, sample collection, and euthanasia
  • advice and support in preparing Animal Care and Use Protocols for IACUC review

Animal Resources is committed to providing outstanding service and value to OSU’s research community. Unfortunately, it is not possible to keep all rates flat while expenses continue to increase. The FY19 rates for per diems and technical services are attached for your information and planning purposes. The new rates go into effect July 1, 2018. Note that training and consultation services remain free of charge.

Some rates are being held constant because financial calculations showed the per diem is covering the cost of animal care. Other rates remain considerably below actual cost of care, so those rates are being increased to marginally lessen this differential. Investigators and administrators preparing grants, contracts, or teaching budgets are reminded to plan for additional rate increases in FY19 and beyond.

Per Diem Rates

Species Type of Caging/Housing Rate Basis
Mouse Shoebox, Wire-Bottom, or Ventilated Cage $1.27 Cage/day
Mouse Static Microisolator or Metabolic Cage $1.49 Cage/day
Mouse Aseptic Microisolator Cage $1.76 Cage/day
Mouse Biosafety Cage $2.48 Cage/day
Rat Shoebox, Wire-Bottom, or Ventilated Cage $1.65 Cage/day
Rat Static Microisolator or Metabolic Cage $1.92 Cage/day 
Rat Aseptic Microisolator Cage $2.23 Cage/day 
Rat Biosafety Cage $3.17 Cage/day
Guinea Pig  Cage $2.32 Animal/day
Guinea Pig Biosafety Cage $4.30 Animal/day
Rabbit Cage $2.64 Animal/day
Cat Cage $5.26 Animal/day
Dog<15kg Run or Cage $7.51 Animal/day
Dog>15kg Run or Cage $9.72 Animal/day
Pig Indoor Pen $6.44 Animal/day
Sheep/Goat Outdoor Pen $2.58 Animal/day
Sheep/Goat Indoor Pen $7.01 Animal/day
Cattle Outdoor Pen $6.77 Animal/day
Cattle Indoor Pen $17.62 Animal/day
Horse Outdoor Pen $8.82 Animal/day
Horse Indoor Pen $19.87 Animal/day
Birds Cage $2.48 Cage or Adult/day
Aquatic Species Tank $3.08 Cage/day
Lizards & Snakes Cage $1.46 Cage/day

Other Rates

Species Type of Caging/Housing Rate Basis
Technical Services   $19.25 Per hour


Contact Animal Resources at 405-744-7631 for rates not listed above.