A veterinarian says the upcoming change in farmer-applied animal medicines should prompt more producers to develop a relationship with a veterinarian. Dr. Linda Tikofsky is with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. “As of June 11th, 2023, all over-the-counter antibiotics that are sold in our farm stores, or our retailers or dealers will become prescription-level, so they will have to be purchased or at least through a prescription with a veterinarian.”
Tikofsky says now is a good time to plan for the changes. She says farmers that don’t have a relationship with a veterinarian should reach out and start one now before the laws change.