A one-page document discussing common reasons for carcass drug residues is now available for dairy farmers. This helpful document was written by Michael Payne, veterinarian and outreach coordinator with the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security. The paper provides tips on how to avoid drug residues.
As the paper notes: “According to the current USDA data available in 2008 cull dairy cows accounted for just over 7 percent of all cattle slaughtered in the US, but were responsible for approximately 90 percent of carcasses in which drug residues were detected.
Click here to download the paper.