Designing protocols/SOPs and monitoring for implementation
Keywords:dairy, food armor, treatment protocols
A dairy's first step in establishing protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs] for use by the on-farm personnel is naming a Veterinarian of Record (VOR). This veterinarian will fulfill the responsibilities which are clearly defined in the AABP VCPR Guidelines. If you haven't read these guidelines recently I encourage you to go to the AABP website to review the VOR's responsibilities along with the responsibilities of supporting veterinarians who do not hold the VOR role. If you are serving food animal farms, it is time to decide which role you will serve.