Take steps to avoid antibiotic residues in milk and meat

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You have enough to worry about without adding drug residue violations to the mix. Mastitis treatments are the most common cause of illegal residues in marketed milk.1 Don’t let your mastitis treatment damage the safety and quality of the milk you produce by taking steps to limit your risk of violative drug residues in milk and meat.

1. Review labels and make sure to follow proper withdrawal times.

2. Set up clear protocols and train employees to keep accurate treatment records daily.

3. Evaluate your treatment options and choose one that is flexible enough to suit your management protocol — one that has short or no withdrawal time.

Because responsible antibiotic use is everyone’s responsibility, Pfizer Animal Health supports your residue avoidance efforts through the Residue Free Guarantee™.* When you use any of five select anti-infective injectable and mastitis treatments from Pfizer Animal Health according to the label, you won’t have to worry about a drug residue violation in meat or milk. Click here to see which products are covered.

Residues can be avoided by establishing proper protocols, keeping accurate records and working with your veterinarian to make smart product choices. Visit www.milkqualityfocus.com to learn more about the Residue Free Guarantee and how to avoid drug residues from Doris Ledwith, quality milk manager for Pfizer Animal Health.



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