Category Archives: Identification & Recordkeeping Solutions

Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)?

What is the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)? The FDA recently released updated guidelines that will go into effect in spring 2017. The FDA asked all drug companies to voluntarily remove the growth promotion labels from their antibiotic products. All of … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (February 3-9): Mismanagement of Drug Use and Inventory

Mismanagement of Drug Use and Inventory What’s the issue? Not managing your drug use and inventory can cause increase risks for an operation and also increase in spending on unnecessary drugs. What’s the impact? Increases operation’s risk of drug residues … Continue reading

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Q: What can happen if I have a positive meat residue screening?

A: Not all carcass residue testing is random— some is mandatory.  If the inspector sees signs of mastitis, metritis, peritonitis/surgery, injection sites and/or pneumonia, that carcass will be further examined for positive meat residue results. Unfortunately, there are certain consequences … Continue reading

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Q. What tips can you give for writing vaccination protocols for my operation? We want to keep it very user-friendly.

A.  It’s important to realize with this question that there are not really any “cookbook” vaccine programs.  The best program is the one that gets done consistently and fits your operation.   However, here are a few things to think about when … Continue reading

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