Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) Assistant Agency Director Terry Hensley DVM, MS, recently co-authored a journal article published in Small Ruminant Research. The article focuses on antibiotic residues in tissues of harvested game animals, such as white-tailed deer.
The abstract is below, and the full article can be found at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092144881630267X
Tissue residues were determined after intramuscular injection of florfenicol, ceftiofur, tulathromycin, oxytetracycline, and moxidectin in 102 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). At day 11, 21, and 31 post injection, only tulathromycin was detected at a level >0.01 ppm in the deer liver and muscle samples tested. Oxytetracycline was only detected in liver at day 11 post injection; no other drugs were detected in either muscle or liver at these time points.