Step-by-step tips to help ensure residue avoidance

Milk quality is of the utmost importance on a dairy. When mastitis management programs include treatment protocols, it is important for dairy producers to focus on strategies to avoid residues in milk and meat. Jorge Noricumbo discusses necessary steps of a residue avoidance plan. Work with your veterinarian to determine steps that can help limit your risk of residues: • Establish written treatment protocols • Consult your veterinarian for label indications • Follow withdrawal times for milk and meat • Identify and track treated cows • Pay attention to record keeping Looking for a place to start in developing a plan for residue avoidance? Get step-by-step tips at with videos featuring Jorge Noricumbo, quality milk manager, Pfizer Animal Health; Max Bollenbacher, dairy producer, Argos Holstein Farms; and Sally Harper, DVM, Veterinarian, Lancaster Veterinary Clinic. New topics and resources will be posted each month. Be sure to check back often. 04.07.11