Fully Costed Per Diem Rates


These rates are for accounts using purchase orders.

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017




Cat   $14.91
Chick   $1.41
Chicken   $4.59
Dog   $25.08
Ferret   $14.47
Guinea Pig   $3.61
Hamster   $1.59
Mouse (Standard Housing)   $1.61/cage
Mouse (Quarantine Housing)   $2.39/cage
Mouse (Sterile Housing)   $2.07/cage
Primate   $24.76
Rabbit   $6.61
Rat   $2.99/cage
Rat (Quarantine Housing)   $2.27/ea
Rat (Sterile Housing)   $1.89/ea
Swine   $28.86



On arrival, all incoming animal orders will have a “set-up” or “first day” surcharge of double the per diem rate for the first day except:

For mice $0.67 each

For rats $1.45 each

In addition, all purchases are subject to a 5% surcharge.

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  • Department of Animal Resources

    Center for Health Professions 234
    Health Sciences Campus
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, California 90033-9004

    Main Phone: (323) 442-1689
    Main Fax: (323) 442-2768
    E-mail: daradm@usc.edu