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Category Archive: VFD Extra

VFD rule applies to water-administered antibiotics on FDA’s medically important list

The updated veterinary feed directive rule requires that a VFD be issued for all medically important antibiotics administered in feed to poultry and livestock, but it also affects medically important...

Writing a VFD? VCPR definition requires vets to have ‘sufficient knowledge’ of herd

Swine veterinarians issuing a veterinary feed directive (VFD) are expected to comply with the federal definition of a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) or their state definition if it...

Location, location, location: How FDA defines ‘premises’

When issuing a veterinary feed directive, swine veterinarians are expected to provide the physical location of pigs receiving feed with VFD medication.

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...

Letters of the law: VFD, Rx and OTC

Who decides which medications will require a veterinary feed directive (VFD), prescription (Rx) or be available over-the-counter (OTC)?

Four steps producers should take now to prepare for new VFD regulations

Livestock producers should take steps now to prepare for the new veterinary feed directive (VFD) regulations that will affect all medically important in-feed antibiotics as of January 2017.

VCPR: Should swine vets follow their state or federal definition?

Under the updated veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule, licensed veterinarians issuing VFDs are expected to operate in compliance with either their state-defined veterinary-client-patient...

Selfies and other images not proof of VCPR

Videos or photos cannot be used as a way to establish the veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) needed to obtain veterinary feed directives (VFDs), according to William T. Flynn, DVM, MS,...

VFD guidelines at a glance

FDA’s new rule on veterinary feed directives (VFDs) will be expanded to include all medically important antibiotics used in food animals as of January 1, 2017. Here are the highlights.

Updated VFD rule may help producers save money

Under the updated veterinary feed directive (VFD), veterinarians no longer need to specify how much feed needs to be manufactured with the VFD medication — a change FDA made after reviewing...
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