Are dairy cows given antibiotics?
Dairy farmers are committed to keeping their cows happy and healthy and, used responsibly, antibiotics have a place in meeting this objective.
When required, antibiotic treatments are given to individual cows. They can only be prescribed by a vet to treat or prevent disease, according to the cows needs, and help dairy farmers and their cattle to produce safe, quality dairy products.
Are there antibiotics in my milk?
No. When an individual cow is unwell and needs medicine to recover to full health, her milk must be withheld (segregated and disposed of) for a defined period of time. It never enters the food chain.