EMA: Scientific guideline: Concept paper on revision of note for guidance for the determination of withdrawal periods for milk, draft
In 2000 the note for guidance for the determination of withdrawal periods for milk (EMEA/CVMP/473/98-FINAL) was adopted by the CVMP. Paragraph 2.1.10. thereof addresses dry cow products. Dry cow products are antibiotic preparations for intramammary use, aimed to protect cows from developing mastitis after cessation of milking (the dry period) preceding calving. This may result in antibiotic residues in the milk after delivery. For this reason a withdrawal period for milk is required.