United States

Pfizer Animal Health Helps Producers Understand New Residue Testing

MADISON, N.J. — Aug. 13, 2012 — A new video that helps producers and veterinarians understand new sampling and testing procedures for drug residues in meat, poultry and eggs and features tools that can help them avoid a residue violation is now available at www.AvoidResidues.com. The video features Dr. Gary Neubauer, DVM, senior manager, Cattle Technical Services, Pfizer Animal Health. He explains what the announcement from the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) means, what the new procedures are, and how they can impact dairy operations.

“These new testing procedures will help ensure that we continue to deliver safe, wholesome food from farm to table,” Neubauer says. “The residue avoidance bar keeps being raised, and now is the time for producers to work with their veterinarian to revisit residue prevention plans.”

To learn more about the new drug residue testing requirements and tools that can help you avoid a damaging residue violation, visit www.AvoidResidues.com or contact your veterinarian or Pfizer Animal Health representative.

About Pfizer Animal Health

Pfizer Animal Health, a business unit of Pfizer Inc, is a global leader in the discovery, development and manufacture of animal vaccines, medicines, diagnostic products and genetic tests. We work to assure a safe, sustainable global food supply from healthy beef and dairy cattle, swine, poultry, sheep and fish while helping dogs, cats and horses live healthier longer lives. We strive to be the animal health company that provides full healthcare solutions to veterinarians, livestock producers, and pet owners. To learn more, visit https://animalhealth.pfizer.com.

For further information, Contact:

Christina Lood
Pfizer Animal Health
973-660-5631
christina.lood@pfizer.com

Josh Hushon
Bader Rutter & Associates
262-938-5474
jhushon@bader-rutter.com
 

*Residue Free Guarantee: If you use a Pfizer Animal Health-branded ceftiofur product according to label indications, and experience a violative ceftiofur milk or meat residue, Pfizer Animal Health will compensate you for the beef market value of the animal or purchase the tanker of milk at fair market value. You must purchase the product from a Pfizer Animal Health-approved supplier, use the product according to label indications, have documentation of the product purchase and treatment records, and have conducted training on appropriate use to ensure proper dose and route of administration of the product. Extra-label use as prescribed by a veterinarian is excluded from the guarantee. If you experience a ceftiofur residue violation after following label indications and the above steps, contact Pfizer Animal Health VMIPS (Veterinary Medical Information and Product Support) at 800-366-5288 to report the situation.