BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
M Medicine
See also: VFD “Popular medicine and health”
MZ Veterinary medicine
MZC Veterinary medicine: small animals (pets)
MZD Veterinary medicine: large animals (domestic / farm)
MZF Veterinary medicine: laboratory animals
MZG Veterinary medicine: exotic and zoo animals
MZH Veterinary anatomy and physiology
MZK Veterinary pathology and histology
MZL Veterinary nutrition
MZM Veterinary medicine: infectious diseases and therapeutics
MZP Veterinary pharmacology
MZR Veterinary radiology
MZS Veterinary surgery
MZT Veterinary dentistry
MZV Veterinary nursing
MZX Complementary medicine for animals

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