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Acronyms (pdf – 14kb)

A – C

AAA – Australian Alpaca Association Inc.

AAHC – Australian Animal Health Council

AAHL – Australian Animal Health Laboratory, CSIRO

AAPSP – Australian Animal Pathology Standards Program

AAVet – Australian Government Accredited Veterinarian

AAWS – Australian Animal Welfare Strategy

ABARES – Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences

ABC Scheme – Assurance Based Credit Scheme

ABLV – Australian bat lyssavirus

ABS – Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACIAR – Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

ACMF – Australian Chicken Meat Federation Inc.

ACVO – Australian Chief Veterinary Officer

ADF – Australian Dairy Farmers Ltd.

ADMA – Australian Duck Meat Association Ltd

AECL – Australian Egg Corporation Ltd.

AGID – Agar Gel Immuno-Diffusion Test

AGM – Annual General Meeting

AHA – Animal Health Australia

AHC – Animal Health Committee

AHiA – Animal Health in Australia (report)

AHIC – Australian Horse Industry Council Inc.

AHSQ – Animal Health Surveillance Quarterly

AI – Avian influenza

AIIMS – Australian Inter-service Incident Management System

ALEC – Australian Live Exporters Corporation

ALFA – Australian Lot Feeders’ Association

AMIC – Australian Meat Industry Council

AMPC – Australian Meat Processors’ Corporation

AMR – Antimicrobial resistance

ANQAP – Australian National Quality Assurance Program

ANZSDP – Australian New Zealand Standard Diagnostic Procedure

APAV – Accreditation Program for Australian Veterinarians

APL – Australian Pork Ltd.

APIQ – Australian Pork Industry Quality Assurance Program

APVMA – Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

AQUAPLAN – Australia’s National Strategic Plan for Aquatic Animal Health

ARA – Australian Renderers’ Association

ARB – Australian Racing Board Ltd.

ARFB – Australian Ruminant Feed Ban

ASIC – Australian Securities and Investment Commission

ATO – Australian Taxation Office

AUSVETPLAN – Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan

AVA – Australian Veterinary Association

AVR – Australian Veterinary Reserve

AWI – Australian Wool Innovation

BIMS – Biosecurity Incident Management System (published Oct 2012)

BIP – Biological Imports Program

BJD – Bovine Johne’s disease

BSE – Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

BVD – By-product Vendor Declaration

CCA – Cattle Council of Australia Inc.

CCEAD – Consultative Committee on Emergency Animal Diseases

CDCF – Cattle Disease Contingency Fund Trust

CDNA – Communicable Diseases Network Australia (

CEO – Chief Executive Officer

CIE – Centre for International Economics ( )

CJD – Creutzfeldt Jakob disease

CNS – Central nervous system

CRC – Co-operative Research Centre

CSIRO – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CVD – Commodity Vendor Declaration

CVO – Chief Veterinary Officer

D – F

DA – Dairy Australia

DAWR – Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

DAFWA – Department Agriculture & Food, Western Australia

DEDJTR – Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources

DNA – Deoxyribonucleic Acid

DPIPWE – Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (Tasmania)

DVO – District Veterinary Officer

EAD – Emergency Animal Disease

EADRA – Government and Livestock Industry Cost Sharing Deed in respect of emergency animal diseases (Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement)

EADRP – Emergency Animal Disease Response Plan

ELISA – Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay

EU – European Union

EC – European Commission

FAO – Food & Agriculture Organisation

FCP – Forward Command Post

FMD – Foot-and-mouth disease

FNF – Financial & Non-Financial Assistance Package

FRDC – Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

FSANZ – Food Standards Australia New Zealand

FTE – Full time equivalent

FVO – Field Veterinary Officer

FVO – Food & Veterinary Office- part of EU

G – I

GBR – Geographical BSE risk

GICA – Goat Industry Council of Australia Inc.

GMP – Good manufacturing practice

GST – Goods and services tax

GVP – Gross Value of Production

HRA – Harness Racing Australia

HPAI – Highly pathogenic avian influenza

IGAB – Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity

IAQSS – Imported Animal Quarantine and Surveillance Scheme

IT – Information technology

J – L

JD – Johne’s disease

JDMAP – Johne’s disease Market Assurance Program

JETACAR – Joint Expert Technical Advisory Committee on Antibiotic Resistance


LBN – Livestock Biosecurity Network

LDC – Last Dangerous Contact

LCC – Local Control Centre

LEADDR – Laboratories for Emergency Animal Disease Diagnosis and Response

LITTIT – Livestock Tracing & Implementation Taskforce

LLS – Local Land Service

LPA – Livestock Production Assurance

M – O

M ptbMycobacterium Para tuberculosis

MAP – Market Assurance Program (Australian Johne’s Disease)

MAP RG – Market Assurance Program Reference Group

MBM – Meat and bone meal

MDC – MLA Donor Company

MLA – Meat & Livestock Australia

MN – Monitored Negative flock/herd/property

MN1,2,3 – Monitored Negative in a numbered series

MOU – Memorandum of Understanding

NA – Not assessed herd/flock/property

NABRDES – National Animal Biosecurity RD&E Strategy

NAHIS – National Animal Health Information System

NAHLS – National Animal Health Laboratory Strategy

NAHTSC – National Animal Health Training Steering Committee

NAMP – National Arbovirus Monitoring Program

NAQS – Northern Australian Quarantine Strategy

NBC – National Biosecurity Committee

NBJDSC – National BJD Steering Committee

NBJDSP – National BJD Strategic Plan

NCG – National Consultative Group

ND – Newcastle disease

NFAS – National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme

NGO – Non-government organisation

NGSP – National Granuloma Submission Program

NGV – Non-government vets

NJDCP – National Johne’s Disease Control Program

NLIS – National Livestock Identification System

NMG – National Management Group

NRS – National Residue Survey

NT – Northern Territory

NTC – National Technical Committee

NTSESP – National Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Surveillance Program

NVD – National Vendor Declaration

OIE – World Organisation for Animal Health

P – R

PC – Physical Containment (Laboratory levels e.g. 2,3 and 4)

PCR – Polymerase Chain Reaction

PFC – Pooled Faecal Culture

PHA – Plant Health Australia

PIC – Property Identification Code

PIRSA – Primary Industries and Resources SA

PMWS – Post-weaning Multi-systemic Wasting Syndrome

PrP – Prion protein

QA – Quality Assurance

QDAF – Queensland Department of Agriculture and Forestry – the Queensland government agency responsible for livestock health and welfare.

R&D – Research and development

R&I – Research and innovation

RA – Restricted area

RAM – Restricted Animal Material

REA – Restriction Endonuclease Analysis

RFB – Ruminant Feed Ban

RIRDC – Rural Industry Research Development corporation

RRT – Rapid Response Team

RTO – Registered training organisation

S – U

SAF – Scrapie associated fibrils


SARS – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SCA – Sheepmeat Council of Australia

SCC – State Coordination Centre. The emergency operations centre that directs the disease control operations to be undertaken in that state or territory.

SDRs – Standard Definition & Rules

SFMCA – Stock Feed Manufacturers’ Council of Australia

SGM – Special General Meeting

SIT – Sterile insect technology

SMEAC – standard briefing format used in the military, by emergency services organisations and frequently used during EAD responses.

  1. Situation – as it is at that time (what has happened, what has been done)
  2. Mission – objectives as appropriate for the level of briefing
  3. Execution – how the objectives are to be achieved (who goes where and does what)
  4. Administration and logistics – the support actions to the execution
  5. Command and communications – who is in charge where and the communication links

SOP – Standard Operating Procedure

SPF – Specific Pathogen Free

SPS – Sanitary Phytosanitary

SFMCA – Stock Feed Manufacturers Council of Australia

SVO – Senior Veterinary Officer

SWF – Screw-worm fly

TB – Tuberculosis bacillus

TFAP – Tuberculosis Freedom Assurance Program

TFAP2 – Tuberculosis Freedom Assurance Program 2

TMS – Tested to MAP Standard

TOR – Terms of reference

TRG – Technical Review Group (AUSVETPLAN)

TSE – Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

TSEFAP – Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Freedom Assurance Program

TWG – Technical Working Group

USDA – United States Department of Agriculture

V – Z

vCJD – variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

VEAG – (FMD) Vaccine Expert Advisory Group

WEIT – Wildlife Emergency Investigation Team

WHA – Wildlife Health Australia

WHO – World Health Organisation

WPA – WoolProducers Australia

WSPA – World Society for the Protection of Animals


Page reviewed: 17/07/2018