The time has come around again to set up next season’s restricted drug lists for the dairy farmers. Dairy farmers will be contacted shortly by Clinic staff to schedule a suitable time to meet with Mark at VN Helensville clinic so the RVM lists can be created and/or updated.
It is very useful if all farm staff are present at the RVM Meeting as this is an opportunity to make sure they understand appropriate drug use along with the withhold times. We also want to take this opportunity to set up dates for vaccinations, dehorning, pregnancy testing etc. Money is going to be tight next season so working more efficiently is important.
RVM meetings should not be seen as a cost but as an opportunity to rationalise drug use and to ensure that appropriate and cost effective choices are being made.