Conclusions

Livestock Medicines
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This FAAST Review was meant to:

  1. Educate food animal producers on the safe and responsible use of livestock medicines to safeguard public health, animal health, and food safety; and
  2. Ensure that the antimicrobials we use in agriculture remain effective for years to come.

After this FAAST Review, you should now know:

Section 1:

  • The differences between different types of microbes;
  • How antimicrobials work and when to use them;
  • The key roles and responsibilities of animal owners and producers.

Section 2:

  • How to read and understand a drug label;
  • The risks involved with the use of drugs in humans and animals;
  • How to calculate a drug dosage;
  • Why extra-label drug use is important;
  • How to read and understand a veterinary prescription;
  • The importance of withdrawal times, drug residues, and the impact of accidental treatments.

Section 3:

  • How to administer injections properly;
  • Proper handling, storage, and administration of livestock medicines to minimize risk of contamination.