Shipping Import Information - for any concern with shipping of any imports and/or exports, please contact the shipping coordinator at email: CSALET@augusta.edu
Item - Cost - Explanation/Notes
CRL Fur Mite / Pinworm PCR (per sample) $95
(Includes freight. This test is required for import processes.)
**Other testing for items on our exclusion list. $Varies
(This is done only when other institution does not test for certain pathogens on our exclusion list.)
Animal shipment costs - Freight $Varies
(This would depend on the number of crates the animals are coming in and the location of where they are coming from.)
Animal processing and receiving fee. $50.40
For communication, gathering required information, and generating cage cards.
When importing animals from another institution or non-approved vendor to Augusta University you must follow the steps below to have DLAS coordinate the shipment of identified animals.
Note: Rodents received without prior valid health surveillance information will be euthanized.
The cost for exporting animals to other institutions varies, usually depending on the number of animals being shipped and the required preparation time.
DLAS will assist and facilitate the import, also referred to as a non-commercial vendor order, of animals for the Augusta University research community. It is important that Investigators check with DLAS prior to initiating a shipment request to ensure that they are aware of all required documentation needed for receipt of animals to our institution. Some documentation examples can be health reports, outbreak reports, or USDA certificates. If proper documentation is not received, it can cause lengthy delays in the completion of a shipping request.
All requests must be submitted using eSirius and cannot be processed until this step has been completed. You must have animal ordering privileges to complete a non-commercial vendor order. To obtain eSirius access please visit our eSirius Access page.
Below are the fees that are incorporated into exports:
Item - Cost Explanation/Notes
Technician Time $33.60/hour
Boxing of animals, etc. There is a 15 minutes minimum fee.
Shipping crates $39.50/each
Each crate can contain up to 4 compartments with up to 4 mice per compartment.
Shipping crate dividers $4.40/each
Napa Nectar (Hydro-gel) $5.41/each
Supplies both nutrition and water and is placed in each compartment
Processing fee $50.40
For communication, and animal welfare check. This is 1.5 hr. of Tech time.
USDA /Customs Paperwork (International Shipments only) $35
This is for the time and effort of processing all the required paperwork for international shipments.
Courier fees $?????
The cost varies with the number of crates and/or the destination.
Check and Invoice Processing Fee $35
This is for the receiving institution if they pay the shipment expenses. It is for our time to create the invoice and to deposit the check.
The husbandry staff person and their supervisor will be notified by the veterinarian or animal procurement person that a shipment is expected into quarantine. Investigators can view the status of shipments by logging in to eSirius. Rodents will remain in quarantine for 6 to 8 weeks and are assigned a sentinel cage. Rodents will not be released from quarantine until favorable serology reports are received.
Note: DLAS reserves the right to reject any proposed shipment that would pose a health risk based upon serological reports or unknown health status.
Item - Cost Explanation/Notes
Per Diem rates per - Mouse $1.06
Per-diem rater per day - Rat $1.41
Testing; panel for items on our exclusion list (per sample). $438
This includes freight, testing and Vet Tech time.
This includes the freight, test and Vet Tech time $33.60/hour
There is a 15 minutes minimum charge.
Needs to be pre-approved by the quarantine staff.
Additional testing in quarantine $Varies
When an item comes back positive on our initial screen.