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aa
equal parts
AC
Agriculture Canada
AI
artificial insemination
BHC
benzene hexachloride
b.i.d.
twice a day
° C
degrees Celsius
ca., circa
about or approximately
cal., c.
small calorie
Cal., C.
large calorie (kilocalorie)
CNS
central nervous system
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
c-section
cesarean section
cu
cubic
dr.
dram(s)
EEG
electroencephalogram
e.g.
for example
EKG, ECG
electrocardiogram
equiv.
equivalent
° F
degrees Fahrenheit
fl.
fluid
ft
foot, feet
gal
gallon(s)
i.e.
that is
I.M.
intramuscular(ly)
in.
inch(es)
I.P.
intraperitoneal(ly)
I.U.
International Units
I.V.
intravenous(ly)
lb
pound(s)
Lg.An.
large animal(s)
mA
milliampere(s)
ME
metabolize energy
M.L.D.
minimum lethal dose
LD50
amount lethal for 50% of test group
min
minute(s)
N.B.
note well
NF
National Formulary
NRC
National Research Council
oz
ounce(s)
p.
page
pp.
pages
ppb
parts per billion
ppm
parts per million
pt
pint(s)
q.i.d.
four times a day
q.s.ad
quantity sufficient to make
qt
quart(s)
q.v.
which see
R
roentgen (X-ray)
rpm
revolutions per minute
sec
second(s)
Sm.An.
small animals
sp.
species
sq
square
stat.
immediately
subcut.
subcutaneously
tbsp.
tablespoon(s)
TDN
total digestible nutrients
t.i.d.
three times a day
tsp.
teaspoon(s)
u.
unit(s)
U.S.D.A
United States Department of Agriculture
U.S.P.
United States Pharmacopeia
viz.
namely
wk
week
wt
weight
yr
year
Rx
recipe (prescription)
micron (1/1000 millimeter)
µm