Augusta University per diem rates are established on a cost recovery basis. Each rate includes the daily care of animals (observation, feeding, watering, changing cages, and record keeping), supplies (feed, bedding, enrichment, etc), animal health monitoring via sentinel program, facility sanitization and equipment maintenance.

The per diem rate does not include Investigator-specific research costs associated with drug administration, diagnostic testing, surgery, and specialty feed requests.

FY24 Per Diem Rates

Cost Center

Mouse Large Conventional $0.78
Mouse Conventional Autowater IVC $0.63
Mouse Barrier Autowater IVC $0.76
Mouse Static (includes water bottle usage) $0.84
Mouse Quarantine $1.23
Mouse ABSL2 $1.13
Rat Conventional Autowater IVC $0.87
Rat Barrier Autowater IVC $1.07
Rat Static (includes water bottle usage) $1.08
Rat Quarantine $1.48
Swine $18.37
Non-human primates $12.04
Water bottle by request on IVC caging $0.21/day
Zebrafish Core Veterinary Service Fee $185/month


Fees for Services

Overcrowded Cage Notification $10.00
Overcrowded Cage Separation $50.00
Veterinary Technical Time (per hour) $33.60
*Rodent Import $50.40
*Rodent Export $50.40
Quarantine Breeding Cage (per cage) $25.00

* Does not include containers and technician time.