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Gassing Phase

Second Phase of a cycle during which VHP is expelled in the room.  Length of this phase is based on room dimensions.

Gavage

Administration of substances via a tube that is passed through the nose or mouth into the esophagus or stomach.

Genotyping

The process through which an animal's genetic make-up is determined using a sample taken from the animal.

Germ-Free Animals

Animals that have no microorganisms living in or on them and are raised within germ-free isolators in order to control their exposure to viral, bacterial, or parasitic agents.

GP 100

A multi-purpose detergent and degreaser used to clean large animal pens and cage wash room floors.  Use with orange foamer tip or power washer.

Gravity or Prevac Cycle

The autoclave cycle used for solid or dry items ONLY (e.g., not for use with liquids).

Green or Clean Rooms

Animal rooms clean from any contaminants such as MPV, Pinworm, Orf, Q-Fever etc.

Grit

Sand or bits of crushed rock that chickens eat and store in their crop for proper digestion of food.