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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. I’ve been hearing a lot about drug residues lately within the dairy industry. What are some best practices for residue control?

A.  As consumers become more critical of the food supply, farmers need to become more critical of their own operations. Residue management is in the hotseat today, and the majority of residue violations in slaughterhouses come from dairy cattle. That means … Continue reading

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