IOM

Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences)

IS

International Services (USDA-APHIS)


LRN

Laboratory Response Network


NAHLN

National Animal Health Laboratory Network

NAVLE

North American Veterinary Licensing Examination

NBII

National Biological Information Infrastructure (USGS)

NCID

National Center for Infectious Diseases (CDC)

NCIE

National Center for Import and Export (USDA-APHIS-VS)

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NMFS

National Marine Fisheries Service (DOC-NOAA)

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPS

National Park Service

NSF

National Science Foundation

NVAP

National Veterinary Accreditation Program (USDA-APHIS-VS)

NVSL

National Veterinary Services Laboratories (USDA-APHIS-VS)

NWHC

National Wildlife Health Center (USGS)


OIE

Office International des Epizooties, also World Organization for Animal Health

OIG

Office of the Inspector General


PCR

Polymerase chain reaction

PEDV

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

PIADC

Plum Island Animal Disease Center (DHS)

POE

Port(s) of entry

PPQ

Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA-APHIS)

PRRSV

Porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus


RT-PCR

Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction


SARS

Severe acute respiratory syndrome

SECWDS

Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study

S&T

Science and Technology Directorate (DHS)


TGEV

Transmissible gastroenteritis virus

TME

Transmissible mink encephalopathy

TSE

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy


U.K.

United Kingdom

USAHA

U.S. Animal Health Association



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