Facts about antimicrobial resistance in cattle

Facts about antimicrobial resistance in cattle

Roy Lewis DVM

Canadian Cattlemen

We hear the public and some industry sectors use terms like “raised without antibiotics.” The fact is, reducing antibiotic use can have severe ramifications from an animal welfare perspective. They are effective and safe. We have established withdrawal periods by law so there are no antibiotic or other drug residues from products such as NSAIDs or vaccines in our meat or milk. The established withdrawal times are set for each product.

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