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AI Artificial Insemination
BHPS British Hedgehog Preservation Society
BVA British Veterinary Association
CAP Common Agricultural Policy
CJD Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
CLA Country Land and Business Association
CVO Chief Veterinary Officer
DEFRA Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DVO Divisional Veterinary Officer
EFRA Environment Food and Rural Affairs (House of Commons Committee)
ELISA Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
FMD Foot-and-Mouth Disease
FRS Fisheries Research Services (Scottish Executive)
FSA Food Standards Agency
FWAG Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group
Heifer A young cow
IBG Institute of British Geographers
ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
IFM Integrated Farm Management
ISG Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB
LEAF Linking Environment and Farming
MSP Member of the Scottish Parliament
NAHEMS National Animal Health Emergency Management System (US)
NAO National Audit Office
NBA National Beef Association
NFU National Farmers Union
NFUS National Farmers Union of Scotland
NFWI National Federation of Women's Institutes
NOAH National Office of Animal Health
NSP National Scrapie Plan
NSP Non-structural protein
OIE Office International des Epizooties (World Organisation for Animal Health)
OTMS Over Thirty Months Scheme
PANAFTOSA Centro Panamericano de Fiebre Aftosa
RGS Royal Geographical Society
RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
SAC Scottish Agricultural College
SGA Scottish Gamekeepers Association
Scotch Mule Ewe The product of a cross between a Blueface Leicester ram and a Blackface ewe
SEAC Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee
SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Shearling A male sheep between the ages of 1 and 2 years that has not been castrated.
SLF Scottish Landowners Federation
SNH Scottish Natural Heritage
SVS State Veterinary Service
TB Tuberculosis
TSE Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
Tup A ram
UBI United Biomedical Incorporated
vCJD variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
VIAA Virus Infection Associated Antigen
WWT Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust