Sunday, January 8, 2012
Food and Drug Safety
Even though we've been having the most beautiful,not too cold January weather, we have had a couple of calves become very sick with pneumonia in the last few days. Young calves require daily consistent monitoring because they are susceptible to respiratory illness when we have erratic or unusual shifts in temperatures or changes in humidity.
I'm very grateful for the science that provides medications to treat illness in humans and animals. I can't imagine living in the days of no penicillin or aspirin! On the farm, we count on using sound science and best management practices in providing the safest,most affordable food for consumers. Responsible use of any medication used for treating illness in food animals is an important key to providing safe food.