Residue Prevention

The Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual is a concise review of judicious use of antibiotics in dairy animals.  The manual is a quick resource to review those antibiotics approved for dairy animals and can also be used as an educational tool and resource for farm managers as they develop their on-farm best management practices necessary to avoid milk and meat residues. To order hard copies, fill out the order form and send to Graphix Connections.

Download a free copy of the manual here

Prevencion de residues de farmacos en la leche y la carne (en espanol)

For the Producer Certificate of Participation click here.

For the latest on the FDA Cephalosporin extra-label use restrictions click here.

For FDA resources on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials click here.

Sample Record-keeping Forms

Record of Drug Purchases

Beginning Drug Inventory

Animal Treatment Plan

Recommended Drug List

Daily Treatment Record

Drug Disposal Record



Thank you to our sponsors who have made the development and publication of this manual possible.

Charm Sciences
Elanco Animal Health
IDEXX Laboratories

The dairy industry is committed to producing safe, abundant, and affordable milk and dairy beef of the highest quality. Healthy animals help make for safe food, and disease prevention is the key to keeping cows healthy.  When dairy animals get  sick and treatment is necessary, producers and veterinarians use drugs judiciously.  Antibiotics should be used appropriately to prevent residues from occurring in milk or dairy beef sent to market.   The marketing of milk or beef with antibiotic residues, even unintentionally, is illegal and can result in financial and criminal penalties.