The National Milk Producers Federation is making two updated antibiotic reference guides in Spanish available on its website. The guides are part of NMPF’s Farmers Assuring Responsible Management, or FARM Program.
The first, The 2018 Spanish Drug Residue and Prevention Manual, is the primary educational tool for dairy managers on the judicious and responsible use of antibiotics to both treat disease and then avoid drug residues in meat and milk. The second tool is the 2018 Spanish Pocket Guide is a condensed, pocket-sized version of the FARM Program Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual. Both are available for purchase from the FARM store.
Since many dairies now have Hispanic herdsman and lead workers administering antibiotics, it’s critical everyone on the dairy know and understand how, when and why antibiotic use is appropriate.