Dairy Producers concerned about improving herd health and reducing the chance of unwanted traces of drugs getting into the food supply have a new resource.
The 2011 Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual is available free online at www.nationaldairyfarm.com under the Residue Prevention tab of the site.
It is a revision of the Milk and Dairy Beef Residue Avoidance manual that was previously published by the Dairy Quality Assurance Center, which was purchased by the National Milk Producers Federation in 2008.
The Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual is a concise review of appropriate antibiotic use in dairy animals.
The manual is a quick resource to review those antibiotics approved for dairy animals, and can also be used as an educational tool for farm managers as they develop their best management practices necessary to avoid milk and meat residues.