Avoiding milk antibiotic residues

Practical guide to avoiding milk antibiotic residues – a poster with pointers on how dairy farmers can make sure their milk always meets the stringent antibiotic residues standards

Unless advised by your Veterinary Surgeon follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the correct number of treatments, between treatments and witholding time. If in doubt, consult your Veterinary Surgeon, who may recommend the use of an antibiotic residue test.

You must ensure milk is clear of antibiotics and this is part of your milk contract. Follow data sheet and vet advice on all treatments. If you vary treatment (combinations of products, or vary dose, frequency or prolong treatment) this can affect withdrawal times. A minimum seven day milk withdrawal must be applied and the milk tested before being put in the tank.

The full version of these guidelines can be downloaded here.

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