Friday, January 22, 2016

Drug Specialists to Share Plan to Help Protect Dairy Producers

From Empire Farm & Dairy magazine:

How farmers can reduce the potential for drug residues in dairy production will be presented at February meetings in Western and Northern New York.

Speakers with the nationally-recognized Food Armor® program will cover how farmers can establish verifiable on-farm drug quality assurance practices for their farms.

Internet broadcasting and webinar technology will make the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. programs possible on Feb. 16 in Watertown and Feb. 17 in Malone with broadcast to Canandaigua, Albion and Warsaw.

The program speakers include Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Food Armor® Committee Chairman Dr. Jon Garber, an associate veterinarian at Valley Veterinary Clinic, and Dr. Theresa Ollivett, a Diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Food Animal Production Medicine section at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

Garber and Ollivett will discuss how the Food Armor program can be customized to fit specific farm management systems. It uses a six-point plan that includes attention to the animal-client-veterinarian relationship, drug lists, protocols, standard operating procedures, record keeping and veterinary oversight.

For costs and registration details in Northern N.Y., call Kim Morrill at (315) 379-9192, and in Western N.Y., call Libby Eiholzer at (585) 786-2251.

If you like what you read from the magazine, you can subscribe to it by sending $50 for one year or $75 for two years to Empire Farm & Dairy, 260 Washington St., Watertown, NY  13601

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