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Selective Antibiotic Use

On Farm Antibiotic Testing

Testing milk from cows that have undergone antibiotic treatment before reintroducing it to the tank is a belt-and-braces approach to help farmers avoid penalties from antibiotic residues and is also becoming a requirement among a growing number of milk processors.

This Farming Note covers how to avoid antibiotic residues, how do the test work and how to use them on farm.  It also includes a summary of on farm milk tests and their sensitivities to different antibiotics.


Issued May2017.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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