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The inspector’s here: What to expect from a VFD audit

Part 5 of an exclusive interview with William Flynn, DVM, MS, deputy director for science and policy for FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, on the new VFD that took effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Panel: Pork producers should meet with veterinarians now to prepare for new VFD rules

A panel of swine industry professionals explored ways pork producers can meet the new VFD requirements during a recent webinar hosted by PORK Network and sponsored by Zoetis.

Guidance for Industry #233: Veterinary Feed Directive Common Format Questions and Answers

This document provides examples that illustrate how a common VFD format might appear and how some of the information on the VFD may be pre-populated by an animal health company.

Want to use a VFD medication in a combination? Check first with your vet

Some medications for swine requiring a veterinary feed directive (VFD) are indicated for use alone while others are approved for use in combination with over-the-counter (OTC) medications that...

Drugs transitioning from over-the-counter to Veterinary Feed Directive status

A list of drugs that will require a VFD as of January 1, 2017 is provided in this document.

Go with the flow: How to manage VFDs with pigs coming and going

Part 9 of an exclusive interview with William Flynn, DVM, MS, deputy director for science and policy for FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, on the new VFD that took effect Jan. 1, 2017.

USDA/APHIS launches VFD training module for health professionals

USDA/APHIS has introduced a new training module to help veterinarians and other health professionals get up to speed on the new veterinary feed directive (VFD) rules.

It’s official: FDA implements GFI #213, paving way for new VFD rules

After years of planning, FDA said it has completed implementation of what it calls Guidance for Industry #213 — a process that requires antimicrobials with importance in human medicine to be used...

Get to know the ins and outs of the new veterinary feed directive

In an exclusive interview, William Flynn, DVM, MS, deputy director for science and policy for FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, clarified some hazy points of the new veterinary feed directive...

Do pork producers need a VFD for each on-farm feed mill?

Part 7 of an exclusive interview with William Flynn, DVM, MS, deputy director for science and policy for FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, on the new VFD that took effect Jan. 1, 2017.
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