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recognition by an appropriate authority that the performance of a particular institution has satisfied a prestated set of criteria.
cattle herds which have achieved a low level of reactors to, e.g., the tuberculin or brucellosis agglutination tests; chicken flocks proven to be free of pullorum disease.
veterinarians who have attended appropriate continuing education courses and performed well enough through a probationary period to be accredited as part-time veterinary inspectors; employed by governments or more local authorities.
in some countries a governmental or professional body conducts periodic examinations of the country's veterinary schools to determine their efficacy as teaching schools. Schools which lose their accreditation usually lose their status as providers of veterinary graduates who are adequate to the needs of the country's animals.