June 2, 2015 – Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule issued today

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule, an important piece of the agency’s overall strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. This strategy will bring the use of these drugs under veterinary supervision so that they are used only when necessary for assuring animal health. The VFD final rule outlines the process for authorizing use of VFD drugs (animal drugs intended for use in or on animal feed that require the supervision of a licensed veterinarian) and provides veterinarians in all states with a framework for authorizing the use of medically important antimicrobials in feed when needed for specific animal health purposes.

Click here for more info from the FDA website.

This is the letter we have sent out to our cattle producers detailing how we are handling this major change to how the USDA is handling the changes to medicated feed. Call us for more information or to schedule your herd health check so we can help you obtain the medications you need.