Glossary


The NMR glossary provides brief definitions and explanations of terms and jargon used on our site.


 

Naïve

An animal is said to be naïve when it has no immunity to a particular disease. Newborn calves before receiving colostrum are naïve. Animals participating in a health scheme in which that disease has been eradicated are naïve to it and if introduced to a new herd where that disease exists are naïve and therefore susceptible to it

Notifiable

A disease is notifiable if there is a statutory requirement to notify the D.V.M of any suspicion of that disease. Examples are FMD, bovine TB and brucellosis