EDITOR’S NOTE: This press release has been updated from a version published on September 1, 2021 to include a recording of the webinar.
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team held its quarterly dairy goat webinar focusing on “Navigating Drug Therapy for Dairy Goats” Sept. 22, from noon to 1:15 p.m.
Recently, the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been investigating methods to improve antibiotic stewardship in dairy goats to assure food safety and milk quality.
During this webinar, Pat Gorden and Michelle Buckley, veterinarians with the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, provided information on judicious use of antibiotics and how to utilize withdrawal times appropriately as applied to dairy goats.
“These initial studies have laid the framework for our understanding of drug withdrawal times in dairy goats following antimicrobial use,” Gorden said. “We hope that our future studies will demonstrate how strategic antimicrobial use can improve milk quality.”
This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Competitive Program, Antimicrobial Resistance number: 2020-04197.
— Jennifer Bentley, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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