>5.5.1 Veterinary Medicine CCOF livestock producers are encouraged to
>promptly recognize ill animals, isolate diseased livestock and treat with
>methods that do not require drugs, antibiotics or other medications. CCOF
>livestock producers must never deny treatment to an ill animal so that its
>products may be labeled “organic.”Internal and topical medications are
>allowed to treat a specific and manifest disease or malady. See §8.3.2 for
>the List of Livestock Materials. Each such disease or malady must be
>diagnosed and the treatment prescribed by or under the general supervision
>of a licensed veterinarian. Each such diagnosis and treatment must be
>documented. Even with (regardless of) the diagnosis and prescription of a
>licensed veterinarian, the regular or planned use of medication within any
>animal management system is considered to be a dependency on routine
>medication and is prohibited.
>Slaughter animals that have been medicated must be withheld from slaughter
>or organic production for 90 days or twice the FDA recommended withdrawal
>period, whichever is longer. Dairy, fiber and laying stock that have been
>medicated must be withheld from organic production for 30 days or twice the
>FDA recommended withdrawal period, whichever is longer. Thereafter the
>animal may return to the organic herd and the products may be sold as
>organic. Stock requiring medications but unable to meet this withdrawal
>timetable cannot be sold as organic. CCOF livestock producers are
>from denying treatment to an ill animal so that its products may be labeled
>5.5.2 Parasite Control Producers are required to practice methods that
>reduce parasite infestation through the use of alternative methods such as:
>a) Quarantine and fecal exams for all incoming stock.
>b) Adequate pasture rotation and good pasture management.
>c) Maintaining clean facilities.
>d) Periodic fecal exams and culling seriously infested individuals.
>e) Vector and intermediate host control.
>f) Using biological control methods, such as fly parasites.
>g) Maintaining dusting wallows for poultry.
>5.5.3 Parasiticide Use Animals diagnosed as infested with parasites must be
>promptly and properly treated. Failure to treat severely infested animals
>prohibited, and may result in decertification of the operation. In such
>cases synthetic parasiticides:
>a) May not be used routinely;
>b) May not be used in organic slaughter stock within 90 days or twice the
>FDA withdrawal time of slaughter or sale as organic;
>c) May be used in dairy, laying and fiber stock provided they are withheld
>from organic production for 30 days or twice the FDA withdrawal, whichever
>Products from animals treated with synthetic parasiticides within the
>appropriate withdrawal period must not be commingled with products from
>untreated animals. See §8.3.2 for a generic list of livestock materials.
>check out the above for CCOF sight I think they speak for me not the USDA
>check out a organic growers web page
>From: Loren Muldowney <email@example.com.Rutgers.EDU>
>To: OGL@LSV.UKY.EDU <OGL@LSV.UKY.EDU>
>Date: Monday, November 16, 1998 8:10 AM
>Subject: Livestock and organic standards
>>I hope that at least some of you also have livestock, and can provide
>>some direction in this question.
>>It seems clear, and there is little argument, that the use of
>>antibiotics and hormones should be prohibited from organic livestock
>>Is there a good reason that the standards for "organic" livestock
>>production should NOT also prohibit synthetic parasiticides? I think
>>that pasture management should be able to eliminate or greatly reduce
>>the internal parasite problem. Would anybody care to tell me I have it
>>all wrong? It anybody willing to insist that these drugs are in fact
>>"necessary," and give a line of reasoning as to why that is?
>>I am trying to write a coherent response to the USDA, in response to
>>their latest request for additional input on livestock standards.
>>Thanks to all
>>Loren in NJ
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