Written protocols should be in place and reviewed annually with your veterinarian and employees to ensure that certain procedures are carried out appropriately.
To improve the traceability of livestock, and aid in disease prevention and control, residue withdrawal and avoidance, and management decisions.
How to assess:
Review the record keeping protocol to confirm that the following information is included and that appropriate criteria are being met:
- Health records must be saved for all life stages and events for all age groups
- Morbidity (including injury)
- All cattle must have permanent individual IDs
National Dairy FARM Program
- Each animal is permanently identified
- Permanent, easily accessible drug treatment records are maintained and denote how all drugs were used and disposed
- Drug treatment records must be current and accessible to employees
- Record of medication use and treatment that includes animal identification, date, drug administered, dosage, route of administration, withdrawal time, and initials of individual treating animal
- Health records are updated daily
- All cattle must have permanent IDs
- Mortality records are recorded and reviewed annually