Best practices for avoiding antibiotic residuals in milk

Avoid milk residuals poster

Protocols for use of medicines within the treatment of animals should always be followed. When medicines are used which have a milk or meat withhold the correct protocol must be followed to ensure that no residuals from the treatment enter the food chain. This poster gives guidance on the steps to ensure all on-farm are aware of the importance of the steps for both milking and dry cows treatments.

This poster has been produced through the combined industry effort and support of the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA), National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) and Dairy UK. It has also received endorsement from the Veterinary Residues Committee, the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance, AHDB Dairy, NFU, NMR, NML and DairyUK. The poster is an updated version of the practical guide to avoiding milk antibiotic residues that was last produced in 2007.

All producers should have received a large version of this poster from their milk buyer in Spring/Summer 2014 - this version is set to print A4

Other language version of the poster can be downloaded from the AHDB Dairy resource library.