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Veterinary Abbreviations & Acronyms Guide

Introduction

This list focuses on abbreviations and acronyms commonly used in veterinary practice and supplements the standard and widely available reference sources such as Gale's Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary. It is intended for use by veterinary students, researchers, practitioners, and librarians.

The initial selection of abbreviations and acronyms was based on The Merck Veterinary Manual, Seventh Edition, published by Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J, U.S.A., 1991. The list continues to be supplemented using many other sources such as Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology by Phillip E. Cochran, published by American Veterinary Publications, Inc., Goleta, CA. 


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AAAP
1.  American Association of Avian Pathologists; 2.  Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies
AABP
American Association of Bovine Practitioners
AAEP
American Association of Equine Practitioners
AAHA
American Animal Hospital Association
AAFCO
American Association of Feed Control Officials
AASP
American Association of Swine Practitioners
AASRP
American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
ab, Ab
Antibody
ABPE
Acute bovine pulmonary emphysema and edema
ABVP
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
ac
[Latin] Ante cibum / cibos, before meals
ACD
Acid-citrate-dextrose
ACE
Angiotensin-converting enzyme
ACL
Anterior cruciate ligament
ACT
1.  American College of Theriogenologists; 2.  Activated coagulation time
ACTH
Adrenocorticotropic hormone
AD
Aleutian Disease
ADF
Acid detergent fiber
ADH
Antidiuretic hormone, vasopressin
ADP
Adenosine diphosphate
ad lib
[Latin] Ad libitum, as much as desired
AEMV
American Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
AFIP
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
ag, Ag
1.  Antigen; 2.  Antigenemia
AGID
Agar gel immunodiffusion
AHS
African horse sickness
AHT
Animal health technician
AHV-1
Alcelaphine herpesvirus 1
AI
Artificial insemination
AIDS
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AIHA
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
AIPE
Asphyxia-induced pulmonary edema
ALD
Approximate lethal dose
ALP
Alkaline phosphatase
ALT
Alanine aminotransferase / alanine transaminase (see also GPT, SGPT)
AMB
Amphotericin B
ANA
Antinuclear antibodies
ANF
Atrial natriuretic factor
ant.
Anterior
AP
Anterior-posterior
APHIS
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (of USDA)
APPO
Assistance Program for Pet Owners
APR
Acute phase response
APTT
Activated partial thromboplastin time
APUD
Amine precursor uptake decarboxylase
ARD
Antibiotic-responsive diarrhea
ARD
Acute renal disease
ARP
American Registry of Pathology
ARPAS
American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists
ASF
African swine fever
ASPCA
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
AST
Aspartate transaminase (aspartate aminotransferase) / aspartic acid trasaminase (aspartic acid aminotransferase) (see also GOT, SGOT)
ATP
Adenosine triphosphate
AUC
Area under the curve
AV
1.  Atriventricular; 2.  Arteriovenous; 3.  Abomasal volvulus (see also RDA, RTA)
av
Average
AVECCT
Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians
AVMA
American Veterinary Medical Association
AZT
Azidothymidine (now called Zidovudine, ZDN), 3'-Azido-3'-deoxythymidine

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BAER
Brain stem auditory evoked responses
BAL
1. previously used name for Dimercaprol (1,2-Dimercapto-3-propanol); 2.  bronchoalveolar lavage
BCG
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin
BD
Border disease
BER
Basal energy requirement
BFR
Benign foot rot
b.i.d.
[Latin] Bis in die, twice a day
BIV
Bovine immunodeficiency-like virus
BHC
Benzene hexachloride
BHV
Bovine herpesvirus
BLV
Bovine leukemia virus
BMD
Bone mineral density
bp, BP
Blood pressure
bpm
Beats per minute
BPDME
Bovine progressive degenerative myeloencephalopathy
BRD
Bovine respiratory disease
BRS
Brown recluse spider
BRSV
Bovine respiratory syncytial virus
BRT
Brucella milk ring test
BSE
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
BSP
Bromsulfophthalein
BT
Bluetongue (virus)
BUN
Blood urea nitrogen
BVD(V)
Bovine viral diarrhea (virus)
BW
Body weight
Bx
Biopsy

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C-1, C-2, C-3, ..., C-7
the cervical vertebrae
CA
Contagious agalactia
CAE(V)
Caprine arthritis and encephalitis (virus)
cAMP
Cyclic adenosine monophosphate
CAR
Congenital articular rigidity
CAT scan
Computerized axial tomography
CAV
Canine adenovirus
CAV
Chick anemia virus
CBC
Complete blood count
CBF
Cerebral blood flow
CCHF
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
ccms
Clean catch, midstream
CCV
Canine coronavirus
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDV
Canine distemper virus
CEAH
Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health
CEM
Contagious equine metritis
CF
1.  Chronicity factor; 2.  Complement fixation (test)
CFU
Colony forming units
CHF
Congestive heart failure
CHV
Canine herpesvirus
CL
Corpus luteum
CLA
Caseous lymphadenitis
CM
Castrated male
CMT
California mastitis test
CN1
Cranial nerve 1, olfactory nerve
CN2
Optic nerve
CN3
Occulomotor nerve
CN4
Trochlear nerve
CN5
Trigeminal nerve
CN6
Abducens nerve
CN7
Facial nerve
CN8
Vestibulocochlear nerve
CN9
Glossopharyngeal nerve
CN10
Vagus nerve
CN11
Accessory nerve
CN12
Hypoglossal nerve
CNS
Central nervous system
COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (heaves)
CP
conscious proprioception
CPD
Citrate-phosphate-dextrose
CPD-A
Citrate-phosphate-dextrose-adenine
CPK
Creatinine phosphokinase
CPR
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPRA
Central progressive retinal atrophy
CPV
Canine parvovirus
CRD
Chronic respiratory disease
CRD
Chronic renal disease
CRG
Controlled-release glasses
crit
Hematocrit
CRTZ
Chemoreceptor trigger zone
CRWAD
Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease
CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid
CSM
Cottonseed meal
CT
1. Calcitonin, thyrocalcitonin; 2.  computerized tomography
CTC
Chlortetracycline
CVP
Central venous pressure
CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician

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DEA
Drug Enforcement Administration
DEC
Diethylcarbamazine (N,N-diethyl-4-methyl-1-piperazinecarboxamide)
DES
Diethylstilbestrol
DFA
Diffuse fibrosing alveolitis
DHIA
Dairy Herd Improvement Association
DHIR
Dairy Herd Improvement Registry
DHLP-P
Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus (vaccine)
DHV
Duck hepatitis virus
DI
Diabetes insipidus
DIC
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
DIP
Distal interphalangeal joint [in horses]
DJD
Degenerative joint disease
DLE
Discoid lupus erythematosus
DM
1. Deciduous molar(s); 2.  Diabetes mellitus; 3.  diastolic murmur; 4.   dry mass; 5.  dry matter; et alia
DMNA
Dimethylnitrosamine
DMOAD, DMOADs
Disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug(s)
DMSO
Dimethyl sulfoxide
DNA
Deoxyribonucleic acid
DOCA
Desoxycorticosterone acetate
DOCP
Desoxycorticosterone pivalate
DSS
Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate
DTM
Dermatophyte Test Medium
DV
Dorsal-ventral
DVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dx
Diagnosis

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EBA
Epizootic bovine abortion
EBV
Epstein-Barr virus
ECF
Extracellular fluid
ECG, EKG
Electrocardiogram
eCG
Equine chorionic gonadotropin
E. coli
Escherichia coli
ECP
Estradiol cypionate
ED
Elbow dysplasia [e.g. in dogs]
EDDI
Ethylenediamine dihydroiodide
EDP
Edema disease principle
EDS
Egg drop syndrome
EE
Equine encephalomyelitis
EEE
Eastern equine encephalomyelitis
EEG
Electroencephalogram
EF
Ejection fraction
EFA
Essential fatty acids
EHD
Epizootic hemorrhagic disease
EHV
Equine herpesvirus
EKG  see ECG
EIA
1.  Enzyme immunoassays; 2.  equine infectious anemia
EIAV
Equine infectious anemia virus (a lentivirus)
EIPH
Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage
ELF
Enzyme-labeled fluorescence
ELISA
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EM
Electron microscopy
EMC
Encephalomyocarditis
EMG
Electromyography
EP
Enzootic pneumonia
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
EPG
Eggs per gram (of feces)
EPI
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
EPM
Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis
EPO
Erythropoietin

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FA
1.  Fatty acid(s); 2.  Flourescent antibody
FAD
Flea allergy dermatitis
FARAD
Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank
FCP
Fragmentation of the coronoid process, fragmented coronoid process
FCV
Feline calicivirus
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
FDP
Fibrin degradation products
FeBb
Feline Bordetella bronchiseptica
FECV
Feline enteric coronavirus
FeLLC
Feline lymphosarcoma-leukemia complex
FeLV
Feline leukemia virus
FFA
Free fatty acids
FHD
Feline heartworm disease
FHV
1.  Feline herpesvirus; 2.  Flock House virus
FIA
Feline infectious anemia
FIP
Feline infectious peritonitis
FIV
Feline immunodeficiency virus
fLUTD
Feline lower urinary tract disease
FMD
Foot-and-mouth disease
FMDV
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (Aphthovirus)
FNA
Fine-needle aspiration
FOCMA
Feline oncornavirus-associated cell membrane antigen
FORL
Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesion(s)
FRV
1.  Feline rhinotracheitis virus; 2.  feline rotavirus(es)
FSH
Follicle-stimulating hormone
FSV
Feline sarcoma virus
FUD
Fever of undetremined origin
FUS
Feline urological syndrome
fx
Fracture
FVRCP
Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia [vaccine]

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GABA
Gamma-aminobutyric acid
GALT
Gut-associated lymphoid tissue
GDU
Gastroduodenal ulceration
GDV
Gastric dilitation-volvulus
GES
Group E streptococcus
GFR
Glomerular filtration rate
GH
Growth hormone
GHRH
Growth hormone-releasing hormone
GI
Gastrointestinal
GME
Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis
Gn-RH
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone
GOT
Glutamic-oxaloacetic (glutamate-oxaloacetate) transaminase / aspartate aminotransferase (see also AST, SGOT)
GPT 
Glutamate-pyruvate (glutamic-pyruvic) transaminase / alanine aminotransferase (see also ALT, SGPT)
GRAS
Generally regarded as safe
GVH
Goose viral hepatitis
G6PD
Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase

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H&E
Hematoxylin and eosin (stain)
HA
1.  Hemagglutinin; 2.  hemagglutination; 3.  Hypertensive angiopathy
HACCP
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
Hb, Hgb
Hemoglobin
HBC
Hit by car
HCG
Human chorionic gonadotropin
HCH
Halogenated cyclic hydrocarbons
Hct
Hematocrit
HD
Hepatosis dietetica
HD
Hip dysplasia
HEV
Hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus
Hgb  see Hb
HGE
Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
HHM
Humoral Hypercalcemia of malignancy
HI
Hemagglutination-inhibition
HMP
Hexose monophosphate shunt
HOD
Hypertrophic osteodystrophy
HPA
Hypophyseal-pituitary axis
HPF
High-power field
Hpg
Haemophilus paragallinarum
HS
Hemorrhagic septicemia
HSL
Hypertonic saline
HUS
Hemolytic uremic syndrome
hypp
Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis

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IAADP
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
IACUC
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IBD
1.  Infectious bursal disease; 2.  inflammatory bowel disease
IBH
Inclusion body hepatitis
IBR
1.  Inclusion body rhinitis; 2.  infectious bovine rhinotracheitis
IC
1.  Infectious coryza; 2.  intracardiac
ICF
Intracellular fluid
ICH
Infectious canine hepatitis
ID
Intradermal
IDDM
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
IDST
Intradermal skin testing
IFA
Indirect fluorescent antibody
IFN
Interferon
Ig
Immunoglobulin
IGR
Insect growth regulators
IHA
Indirect hemagglutination
iLUTD
Idiopathic lower urinary tract disease
IM
Intramuscular
IN
Intranasal
inf.
1.  Infection; 2.  inferior
INH
Infectious necrotic hepatitis
IP
Intraperitoneal
IPN
Infectious pancreatic necrosis
IPV
Infectious pustular vulvovaginitis
isom(s) or ISCOM(s)
Immunostimulating complex(es)
IV
Intravenous
IVD
Intervertebral disc
IVP
Intravenous pyelogram, intravenous pyelography
IVSA
International Veterinary Students' Association

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JAAHA
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
JAVMA
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

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KBH
Kicked by horse
KCS
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
KPMG L.L.P.
Name of the consulting firm which produced the report "The Current and Future Market for Veterinarians and Veterinary Medical Services in the United States", commonly referred to as the KPMG study or KPMG report. (See King. L. J. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times": a perspective on the KPMG study. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 217(7):996-998.)
KTZ
Keratonazole
kVp
Kilovolt peak

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LA
Large animal
LCM
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis
LD
Lethal dose
LDA
Left displacement of abomasum
LE
Lupus erythematosus
LH
Luteinizing hormone
LMN
Lower motor neurons
LPE
Lymphocytic-plasmacytic enteritis
LPF
Low-power field(s)
LPS
Lipopolysaccharide
LRS
Lactated Ringer's solution
LVT
Licensed veterinary technician

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mA
Milliamperes
MAC
Minimal antibiotic concentration
MALT
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
MAOI
Monoamine oxidase inhibitor(s)
MAP
Mouse antibody production
MBC
Minimal bactericidal concentration
MCF
Malignant catarrhal fever
MCH
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin
MCHC
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
MCP
Metacarpophalangeal joint [in horses]
MCT
1.  Market cattle testing; 2.  Mast cell tumor(s)
MCV
1.  Mean cell volume; 2.  Mean corpuscular volume
ME
Metabolizable energy
MEC
Minimal effective plasma concentration
MED
Median effective dose (ED 50)
MG
Monoglycerides
MH
Malignant hyperthermia
MHA
Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia
MHD
Mulberry heart disease
MHV
Mouse hepatitis virus
Mhz
Megahertz
MIC
Minimal inhibitory concentration
MI
3-methylindole
MLV
Modified live virus
MMA
Mastitis-metritis-agalactia complex
MNTD
Maximum nontoxic dose
MOET
Multiple ovulation and embryo transfer
mOsm
Milliosmol(s)
MRCVS
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging
mRNA
Messenger ribonucleic acid
MSD
Marble spleen disease
MSH
Melanocyte-stimulating hormone
MTC
Maximum tolerated plasma concentration
MTD
Median toxic dose (TD 50)
MTD
Maximum tolerated dose

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NADH
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide
NADPH
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate
NAF
No abnormal findings
NAHMS
National Animal Health Monitoring Systems (of USDA)
NASPHV
National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians
NAVLE
North American Veterinary Licensing Examination
NAVTA
North American Veterinary Technician Association
NBEC
National Board Examination Committee for Veterinary Medicine
NCPPSP
National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy
NCV
Nerve conduction velocities
ND
Newcastle disease
NDF
Neutral detergent fiber
NECL
Nonepitheliotropic cutaneous lymphosarcomas
NFM
Northern fowl mite
NMB
New Methylene Blue
NMD
Nutritional muscular dystrophy
NMS
Neonatal maladjustment syndrome
NPN
Nonprotein nitrogen
NPO
[Latin] Nil per os, nothing by mouth
nRBC
Nucleated red blood cells
NRC
National Research Council
NSAID, NSAIDs
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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OA
Osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease
OCD
Osteochondritis dissecans
O.D.
[Latin] Oculus dexter, right eye
ODE
Old-dog encephalitis
OFA
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
OID
Ovine interdigital dermatitis
OP
Organophosphates
OR
Operating room
os, ossa [Latin]
Bone
O.S.
[Latin] Oculus sinister, left eye

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P-A
Posterior-anterior
PABA
Para-aminobenzoic acid
PAD
Pododermatitis aseptica diffusa
PAF
Platelet activating factor
PBB
Polybrominated biphenyls
PBFD
Psittacine beak and feather disease
pc
[Latin] Post cibum / cibos, after meals
PCB
Polychlorinated biphenyls
PCV
Packed cell volume
PDA
Patent ductus arteriosus
PDE
Phosphodiesterases
PE
Physical examination
PED
Porcine epidemic diarrhea
PEDV
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
PEM
Polioencephalomalacia
PF
Platelet Factor
PG, PGs
1.  Prostaglandin; 2.  proteoglycan(s)
PHS
Pulmonary hypertension syndrome
PI-3
Parainfluenza-3 virus
PIE syndrome
Pulmonary infiltration with eosinophilia
PKD
Proliferative kidney disease
PLH
Pharyngeal lymphoid hyperplasia
Plt
Platelet(s)
PMN
Polymorphonuclear leukocytes
PMSG
Pregnant mare serum gonadotropin
PNS
Peripheral nervous system
PNU
Protein nitrogen units
PO
[Latin] Per os, orally
post.
Posterior
POVMR
Problem-oriented veterinary medical record
PPLO
Pleuropneumonia-like organism
PPN
Partial parenteral nutrition
PPR
Peste des petits ruminants
pr
Per rectum
PRA
Progressive retinal atrophy
PRDC
Porcine respiratory disease complex
PRN, p.r.n.
[Latin] Pro re nata, as occasion arises (as needed)
PRRS
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
PRV
Pseudorabies virus
PSE
Pale soft exudative pork
PSGAG
Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan
PSS
1. Physiologic saline solution; 2.  porcine stress syndrome
PT
Prothrombin time
PTH
Parathormone, parathyroid hormone
PTHrP
PTH-related proteins
PTS
Put to sleep
pulv
Pulverized, powder
Px
Physical examination

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q., qq.
[Latin] Quaque, every, each (e.g. q.d. quaque die, every day; qh quaque hora, every hour; q4h every four hours; etc.)
q.i.d.
[Latin] Quater in die, four times daily
ql
[Latin] Quantum libet, as much as desired
QNS
Quantity not sufficient
qod
every other day (see q.)
QOL
Quality of life
qs
[Latin] Quantum sufficiat, as much as is sufficient
qv
[Latin] Quantum vis, as much as you please

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R, r
Roentgen [international unit of measurement of x- or g-rays]
RA
Rheumatoid arthritis
RANA
Registered Animal Nursing Auxiliary
RAST
Radioallergosorbent test
RBC
Red blood cells
RDA
Right displacement of the abomasum (see also AV 3.)
REM
Rapid eye movement
RER
Resting energing requirement
RES
Reticuloendothelial system
REV
Reticuloendotheliosis virus
RMSF
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
RNA
Ribonucleic acid
RSAT
Rapid slide agglutination test
RTA
Right torsion of the abomasum (see also AV 3.)
RTF
Resistance transfer factor
RV
Rabies vaccine
RVF
1.  Rift Valley fever; 2.  Right ventricular failure
RVVT
Russell's viper venom time 
R x
[Latin] recipe, take, receive (used to indicate a prescription or treatment)

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SA
1.  Sinoatrial; 2.  Small animal
SAIDS
Simian acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
SAMS
Sow abortion and mortality syndrome
SAP
Serum alkaline phosphatase
SARA
Subacute ruminal acidosis
SBE
Sporadic bovine encephalomyelitis
SC
Subcutaneous(ly)
SCUD
Septicemic cutaneous ulcerative disease
SDA
Sialodacryoadenitis
SDH
Sorbitol dehydrogenase
SDF
Synchronous diaphragmatic flutter, "thumps"
SF
Spayed female
SFT
Society for Theriogenology
SG
Specific gravity
SGOT
Serum glutamic-oxaloacetic (glutamate-oxaloacetate) transaminase / aspartate aminotransferase (see also AST, GOT)
sGPT, SGPT
Serum glutamate-pyruvate (glutamic-pyruvic) transaminase / alanine aminotransferase (see also ALT, GPT)
SHS
Swollen head syndrome
SI
1.  Safety index; 2.  superior-inferior
SIBO
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
SIRS
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome
SIV
1.  Simian immunodeficiency virus; 2.  swine influenza virus
SLE
Systemic lupus erythematosus
SLS
Streptococcal lymphadenitis
SMSV
San Miguel sea lion virus
SMZ
Sulfamethazine
SPD
Salmon poisoning disease
SPF
Specific pathogen free
sp / spp
Species (singular) / species (plural)
SSRI, SSRIs
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor(s)
subcut.
Subcutaneous(ly) (see also Sub-Q)
Sub-Q
Subcutaneous(ly) (see also subcut.)
sup.
Superior
SVD
Swine vesicular disease
sx
Surgery

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TAT
Tetanus antitoxin
TB
Tuberculosis
TBF
Tick-borne fever
TCP
Tropical canine pancytopenia
TDN
Total digestable nutrients
TEME
Thromboembolic meningoencephalitis
TGC
Tender gentle care
TGE
Transmissible gastroenteritis
t.i.d.
[Latin] Ter in die, three times a day
TLC
Tender loving care
TLI
Trypsin-like immunoreactivity
TME
Transmissible mink encephalopathy
TMJ
Temporomandibular joint
TMS
Trace mineral salt
TNF
Tumor necrosis factor
TNTC
Too numerous to count
TPN
Total parenteral nutrition
TOX, TOXO, Toxo
1.  Toxoplasma; 2.  Toxoplasmosis
TRH
Thyrotropin-releasing hormone
TRTVs
Turkey rhinotracheitis viruses
TSH
Thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyrotropin
TT
1.  Tetanus toxoid; 2.  thrombin time
TTW
Transtracheal washes or washing
T 3
Triiodothyronine
T 4
Thyroxine

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-U-

UAP
Ununited anconeal process
UD
Ulcerative dermatosis
UIP
Undegraded intake protein
UMCP
Ununited medial coronoid process
UMHE
Ununited medial humeral epicondyle
UMN
Upper motor neurons
USP
United States Pharmacopeia
UTI
Urinary tract infection

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-V-

VD
Ventral-dorsal
VEE
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
VEN,PEN
Viral erythrocytic necrosis
VES(V)
Vesicular exanthema of swine (virus)
VFA
Volatile fatty acids
VFD
Veterinary feed directive
VFR
Virulent foot rot
VHD
Viral hemorrhagic disease
VMD
Veterinary medical doctor
VN
Virus neutralization
VS
Vesicular stomatitis
VT
Veterinary technician
VVND
Viscerotropic velogenic Newcastle disease
VWD
Vomiting and wasting disease
VWF
Von Willebrand's factor

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-W-

WB
Western blot [test]
WBC
White blood cells
WEE
Western equine encephalomyelitis
WHO
World Health Organization
WMD
White muscle disease
WMT
Wisconsin mastitis test
WVA
World Veterinary Association
WVPA
World Veterinary Poultry Association

Links to Alphabetical List of Abbreviations & Acronyms

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