Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announced a new dairy education program, which includes a toolkit, online employee training and residue prevention tips.
The company is working with dairy veterinarians and producers to educate their employees about the responsible use of animal-health products. Intervet/Schering Plough says the goal is to maintain consumer confidence and eliminate the potential for antibiotic and drug residues entering the food chain.
“Preventing residues is the responsibility of the entire dairy industry,” says Norm Stewart, DVM, technical services manager for Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. “We recognize the importance of helping veterinarians and dairy owners, managers and employees have all the information and tools they need on this issue.”
The toolkit, designed to be used to communicate the proper use of animal-health products, as a supplement to typical protocols and procedures, includes shelf stickers to identify animal-health products, English and Spanish posters highlighting the withdrawal times for animal-health products and halters to handle animals for proper administration of injectable animal-health products.
“Animal-health products are critical to keeping animals healthy and productive and dairy producers must use them responsibly to ensure the wholesomeness and safety of our milk and meat supply,” Dr. Stewart says. “We are committed to partnering with veterinarians and dairy producers to reach this goal.”