A very small number of dairy farms have been found using animal antibiotics in ways not approved by law, according to a new study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. Because antibiotic residues immediately appear in milk, dairy cows are only supposed to receive drugs when they’re known to be…

Some of the most disgusting images of modern agriculture being presented to the American public are those of old cull cows being inhumanely treated and mishandled by workers in the slaughter house pens. The Humane Society of the United States, PETA and other organizations that want us to stop slaughtering animals for human consumption keep…

The Washington State Department of Agriculture on Wednesday lifted its quarantine for a dairy involved in a case of bovine tuberculosis first reported January 17. The dairy, Juergens Brothers Dairy in Moses Lake, WA, was placed under quarantine by the agriculture department when a cow from the dairy tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB) after…

A Washington State dairy cow sent to slaughter is suspected to have been infected with the bacteria that causes bovine tuberculosis, which can also cause tuberculosis in humans. This is the first case of bovine tuberculosis detected in the state since 1988. The problem was spotted at the slaughter facility by an inspector for the…

A dairy operation in Tipton, CA was using too much of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory animal drug known as flunixin and could not pass a residue test.

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Flunixin is effective in reducing pain, fever and inflammation in animals, and the over-the-counter drug is popular on dairy farms. It’s as useful for treating animals as aspirin and …

A  Texas dairy cow with high levels of Flunixin in its liver and a bob veal calf in California with gentamicin in its kidney tissues are the latest examples of animal drug misuse.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent official warning letters to both dairy operations.

A June 9 warning letter to Northside …

Two Indiana dairy farms recently sold animals for slaughter that were later found to be carrying drug residues at levels higher than allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Bos Dairy at Fair Oaks and Irish Acres at Berne both received warning letters from FDA about their alleged animal drug abuse.

In an …