Frequently asked questions:
Why should I involve the Veterinarian?
- At Navan Veterinary Services, we can help you find an efficient way of completing your required records, whether paper or computer based
- Provide you with recent updates to the CQM program
- Help in preparing protocols and prescriptions designed to work for your farm
- All producers were provided with an Assigned Validation Month over the next 4 years. This cannot be changed unless there are extenuating circumstances
- You must have 3 months of records completed BEFORE your month.
- You should do your training with an Advisor approximately 7 months before your month, in order to be prepared and start on time.
- A prescription is required when you are treating an animal in a manner other than what you read on the label. Examples of this may include using a drug for longer than the label dose or at a different dose
- A prescription is also required when any combination of antimicrobials are used, such as with some mastitis treatments
- A prescription must be prepared for you by your veterinarian with recommend withdrawal times included
- A protocol provides you with a specific guideline for handling common procedures or treatments on your farm
- You should work with your veterinarian to prepare protocols for some routine procedures on your farm:
Work with your herd veterinarian to develop protocols which are appropriate for your farm
- Drug Withdrawal Chart - contact office for a copy
- Animal Treatment Record
- Group Treatment Record - for use with vaccine, reproduction or dry cow protocols
- Guide to Completing CQM Livestock Treatment Records