When it comes to on-farm protocols, especially those for herd health, you must remember that protocols are not written in stone. “Protocols are a living, breathing document,” explains Jim Brett, veterinarian in Montezuma, Ga. When your veterinarian writes a treatment protocol, you must provide feedback on treatment results. Evaluating treatment results is the best way to know if the protocol delivers the intended cure results, or if it needs to be changed. Feedback and communication with your veterinarian are the best ways to keep treatment protocols working on your farm.