Wisconsin Public Radio: Wisconsin Farmers Adjusting Well to Food and Drug Administration Change

Veterinarian: Wisconsin farmers adjusting well to FDA change on livestock prescriptions

Jonah Beleckis, June 6, 2024

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Reflecting back on the year since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration started requiring prescriptions for certain livestock antibiotics, one cattle veterinarian says Wisconsin farmers are adjusting smoothly to the change.

Dr. Jon Garber, co-owner of Valley Veterinary Clinic near Green Bay, said commercial dairy farms typically had established relationships with veterinarians before the FDA change. Those relationships helped farms get timely access to new prescriptions after the change.

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