Montana State University

Animal Resources Center

100 Tietz Hall
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173640
Bozeman, MT 59717

Facilities Manager, IACUC Coordinator:

Jean Kundert
jkundert@montana.edu

General Information

  • Animal Order Form - Charles River Laboratory delivery schedule- 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Deadline for orders West Coast Monday before delivery. Deadline for orders from East Coast Thursday before order.
  • Animal Transfer Form

Per Diem Information

Species ARC per diem rates: FY 2013 07/12-06/13
Mice, specialized care1 0.87 Per cage
Mice, ABSL2 at the ARC2 0.96 Per cage
Mice, ABSL3 at the BSL3 facility 2.11 Per cage
Rats 0.74 Per cage
Hamsters,ABSL2 at the ARC3 1.10 Per cage
Guinea Pigs 1.40 Per cage
Gerbils .54 Per cage
Cats 4.19 Per animal
Rabbits 2.02 Per animal
Ferrets 2.04 Per animal
Macaques 7.75 Per animal
Leopard Frogs .65 Per tank
Xenopus .65 Per tank
  1. Animals are housed in autoclaved and ventilated caging, provided irradiated feed and sterile water and cage changes are performed within a HEPA-filtered change station.
  2. Animals are housed in the ABSL2 area of the ARC.  They are maintained under “specialized care” conditions.  In addition, caging and personal protective equipment (PPE) are autoclaved upon exit.

Private Contract Rates

Species ARC per diem rates: FY 201307/12-06/13
Mice, specialized care1 1.29 Per cage
Mice, ABSL2 at the ARC2 1.41 Per cage
Mice, ABSL3 at the BSL3 facility 3.18 Per cage
Gerbils .78 Per cage
Guinea Pigs 2.03 Per cage
Rats 1.10 Per cage
Hamsters, ABSL2 at the ARC 1.64 Per cage
Ferrets 3.06 Per animal
Rabbits 3.00 Per animal
Cats 6.29 Per animal
Macaques 11.82 Per animal
  1. Animals are housed in autoclaved and ventilated caging, provided irradiated feed and sterile water and cage changes are performed within a HEPA-filtered change station.
  2. Animals are housed in the ABSL2 area of the ARC.  They are maintained under “specialized care” conditions.  In addition, caging and personal protective equipment (PPE) are autoclaved upon exit.