LIVE: The Role of the Food Animal Veterinarian in Food SafetyBy Speaker: Dr. Carlos Risco • Published: April 14th, 2012
Category: Animal Airwaves
Live Edition: Animal Airwaves—Live is an hour-long call-in show that airs between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays on WUFT-FM in Gainesville. The show features faculty members from the UF Veterinary Hospitals who address a variety of topics relating to pet health care, including companion animals, exotic pets and horses.
Back in the day, dairy veterinarians were called to the farm for “sick calls” concerning the health of individual animals. Today’s dairy veterinarians still tend to ill cattle, but they also work with many aspects of herd health and food safety. Among other things, this means carefully monitoring any drugs provided to animals, staying abreast of which antibiotics and other drugs are legal and working closely with farm owners on employee training as well as animal husbandry. Dr. Carlos Risco, a dairy extension veterinarian, will share information on these and other aspects of the food animal veterinarian’s role in animal well-being at the farm level.