Veterinarians now have an interactive teaching tool for dairy clients on the proper use of drugs on the dairy, preventing residues and acting in accordance with VCPRs, ELDUs and AMDUCA.
Dale Moore, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Washington State University, has created an interactive power point presentation with audio voice over that veterinarians can use to educate clients. Several quizzes interspersed after the material help with retention of the information.
“The Farm-a-cology presentation was developed first for a series of meetings we had in the state of Washington in Spring 2011 around the proposed FDA new testing program for milk of meat residue violators,” Moore explains. “Our audience was primarily producers and herd managers but we had help reaching these folks through veterinarians who came with their clients. There was quite a bit of interest and the three scheduled meetings expanded to five. Because we still did not reach everyone, we put the presentation on the website so anyone could see and hear it.”
Moore says veterinarians might be interested in either pointing it out to their dairy clients and herd managers or showing it as part of a client education meeting to start a discussion of the use of drugs and residue prevention. “We highlight some of the more common ‘mistakes’ that are made that can lead to a meat residue but also highlight some information on milk residue violations as well,” she says.
See the presentation here.