Glossary

Abbreviations and Acronyms

 ADG
 Average daily gain
 AI
 Artificial insemination
 ASI
 American Sheep Industry Association, Inc.
 BSE
 Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
 CD
 Condition (score)
 CD/T  clostridium vaccine
 CJD
 Creutzfeld Jakob disease
 CL
 Caseous lymphadenitis (caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis)
 CP
 Crude protein
 ELISA
 A test for OPP
 FEC
 Faecal egg count
 4H
 Hands, Heart, Health, Home (US youth organization)
 FFA
 Future Farmers of America
 IM
 Intra-muscular
 LGD
 Livestock guardian dog
 MIG
 Management intensive grazing
 NSIP
 National Sheep Improvement Program
 OJD
 Ovine Johne's disease
 OPP
 Ovineprogressive pneumonia (aka MV)
 SID
 Sheep Production Handbook, published by the ASI
 SQ, SubQ  Subcutaneous
 TDN
 Total dietary nutrition
 TSE
 Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

Definitions

Estrus
Time when the ewe will stand tobe mated
Lactation The period during which milk is secreted
Polled
Having no horns
Rumen
First and largest stomach in the sheep
Weaning
When the lamb stops getting milk from its mother