Brooke vet Dr Ratnesh inspects a horse's teeth

The Brooke is an international animal welfare organisation dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Standard Terms

AHD                Animal Husbandry Department

BAHS              Bureau of Animal Husbandry Statistics 

BCMS              Bottom Line Critical Monitoring Set

BI                    Brooke India

CBAHW           Community Based Animal Health Worker

CEO                Chief Executive Officer

CF                   Community Facilitator

COO                Chief Operations Officer 

CSR                Corporate Social Responsibility

CVO                Chief Veterinary Officer

DAHD              Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying

DEWU             District Equine Welfare Unit

EWG               Equine Welfare Groups

FGD                Focus Group Discussions

GOI                 Government of India

GVO                Government Veterinary Officer

HO                  Head Office

HRD                Human Resource Development

HRM                Human Resource Management

ICAR                Indian Council of Agriculture Research

IDC                  Indian Drugs & Cosmetics

IEC                  Information, Education and Communication

IGA                  Income Generation Activity

ITK                   Indigenous Technical Knowledge

J&K                  Jammu & Kashmir

KVK                 Krishi Vigyan Kendra

LEO                 Livestock Extension Officer

LHP                 Local Health Provider

M&E                Monitoring & Evaluation

MDP                Management Development Programme

MDT                 Management Development Training

MOU                Memorandum of Understanding

MP                   Madhya Pradesh

NGO                 Non-Government Organization

NRCE               National Research Centre for Equines

PDM                 Programme Development Manager

PEWU              Partner Equine Welfare Unit

PRA                 Participatory Rural Appraisal

PRADAN          Professional Assistance for Development Action

PTD                 Participatory Technology Development

PWNA             Participatory Welfare Need Assessment

QA                  Quality Assurance

RVP                Registered Veterinary Practitioner

SHG                Self Help Groups

SMT                Senior Management Team

SOP                Standard Operational Procedures

SWOT             Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

TT                   Tetanus Toxoid

UP                  Uttar Pradesh

VACM             Veterinary Assistant & Community Motivator

VCI                 Veterinary Council of India

VH                  Veterinary Hospital

VO                  Veterinary Officer

VT                   Veterinary Trainer

WA                  Welfare Assessment


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