Farmers not observing mandatory drug withholding period before slaughtering animals, experts say
Farmers are not observing the mandatory five-day drug withholding period before slaughtering animals which leave drug residues in the meat, he said.
There is a two-week harvest withholding period
for application of bait to control mice prior to harvesting, so growers need to be using common sense hygiene as their main control method.
The reduction in evapotranspiration with increasing irrigation withholding period is due to the reduction in soil evaporation by soil surface drying and by reduced transpiration.
The water treatments were irrigation withholding periods of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 days, which induced different levels of water stress in the plants.
It is possible that part of the reduction in soil water storage at the end of these irrigation withholding periods is due to internal drainage.
Animals from the group 2 were tested within the withholding period, and day 1, 2 and 3 after the withholding period has passed.
Test results from field milk samples originating from animals without antibiotics treatment, and animals sampled after withholding period were used to calculate proportions of presumably false positive results.
Key components of the treatment plan include: clinical signs of the disease; name of the drugs to be used; site of administration; volume or dose required; frequency of administration; duration; how treated animals will be identified and withholding periods.
On-farm treatment protocols are also an excellent tool to use for the responsible dispensing of therapeutics including adhering to withholding periods to ensure there are no drugs left in an animals system and ensure our farmers products are safe for domestic and export markets.
It emphasises the importance of adhering to product labels and withholding periods
for herbicides, to minimise the risk of maximum residue limits (MRLs) being breached.
Be aware of insecticide withholding periods
(WHP) close to harvest and remember that windrowing is classified as harvest.