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Using antibiotics responsibly

The FARM Antibiotic Stewardship module provides ongoing education for the dairy community on the responsible use of antibiotics to keep cows healthy and our milk supply safe.

FARM’s Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Reference Manual is the primary educational tool for dairy farms throughout the country on the judicious and responsible use of antibiotics, including avoidance of drug residues in milk and meat.

Updated each year, the manual and accompanying pocket guide are convenient resources detailing which antibiotics and other drugs are approved for treatment of dairy animals.   

Drug Residue Manual

For more than 30 years, the U.S. dairy industry has focused educational efforts on the judicious use of antibiotics through the annual publication of a best practices manual. The FARM Drug Residue and Prevention Manual is the primary educational tool for dairy farm managers throughout the country on the judicious and responsible use of antibiotics, including avoidance of drug residues in milk and meat.

The manual is a quick resource to review those antibiotics approved for dairy animals and can also be used as an educational tool and resource for farm managers as they develop on-farm best management practices necessary to avoid milk and meat residues.

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Since 2011, 0 retail-ready milk products have tested positive for traces of antibiotics. All milk is screened for antibiotics and any load that tests positive for a drug residue is discarded and never sold.

 

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2019 Drug Residue and Prevention Manual

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