This page consists of drug residue prevention tools and resources for beef producers. Check these out and remember, the most important resource is still your farm veterinarian. Select from the categories below to view a list of fact sheets and templates with descriptions.

Animal Treatment Protocol Checklist for Meat Animals - Guidelines for developing an animal health treatment protocol for your farm

Avoiding Drug Residues in Meat - How meat is tested for antibiotic residues and the penalties associated with positive tests

Do your drugs MEAT proper use, storage and handling requirements? - A printable flyer listing the basic elements of proper drug use, storage, and handling

Establishing a VCPR - The importance of the veterinary-client-patient relationship and it's role in preventing drug residues

Extra-label Drug Use - Description of extra-label drug use and how it may increase the need for a longer than labeled withdrawal time

Follow the 5 Rs to Prevent Veterinary Drug Residue in Meat Animals - The five "Rs" for avoiding drug residues in meat animals

S.T.O.P. - A printable flyer with tips for when NOT to send your animal to slaughter that can be posted in your barn

Avoiding Residues from Tetracycline Drugs - Tips to avoid drug residues with commonly used Tetracycline drugs

Cephalosporin Use in Cattle - The proper use of Cephalosporin drugs in cattle

Using Injectable Penicillin G Procaine - Explanation of why penicillin use often causes violative drug residues and how to avoid this problem

Animal Health Treatment Protocols - Work with your veterinarian to document treatment protocols for sick animals

Drug List - Document drugs used or found on the farm

Herd Daily Treatment Record - Document treatments given to multiple animals, following FDA guidelines

Individual Animal Daily Treatment Record - Document treatments given to an individual animal on the farm, following FDA guidelines

Individual Animal Pre-Marketing Form - Ask these questions before sending an animal to slaughter

Marketing Log - Ask these questions before sending multiple animals to slaughter