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Measuring success of the Veterinary Feed Directive

Poultry Health Today interviews David Edwards, PhD, Director, Division of Animal Feeds, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine at the 2017 IPPE.

Despite similar labels, PAA products not all the same

A recent 3-month study by an analytical services laboratory showed that the stability, potency and overall effectiveness of PAA — a widely used antimicrobial in poultry and beef processing — can...

A scientist fields lingering questions on VFD audits, compliance

The new veterinary feed directive rules have been in place since January 1, but veterinarians, feed-mill managers and producers still have questions about compliance and what to expect from FDA...

AAAP: Poultry health, welfare ‘should not be sacrificed in the name of marketing’

Antibiotic use in poultry should be minimized through carefully planned and well-executed preventive practices, according to to a new position statement released by the American Association of Avian...

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,...

Want the recipe for a VFD? Here are 14 key ingredients

Issuing a veterinary feed directive (VFD) involves more than just completing a form and sending it to the producer and feed mill. Veterinarians need to have 14 key ingredients on hand to include in...

Documenting diagnoses: What are FDA’s expectations for VFD medications?

The updated veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule does not specifically define how veterinarians writing VFDs must document their clinical diagnoses, according to an FDA veterinarian.

Producers eye vaccines, sanitation, biosecurity following new VFD rules

Increased use of vaccines and better sanitation and biosecurity are the two most common changes livestock and poultry producers are making in response to the loss of shared use antibiotics imposed by...

FDA lists two principles for “judicious” antimicrobial use

FDA strongly acknowledges that effective antimicrobials are critically important for combating infectious disease in both humans and animals.

FDA vet offers guidelines for managing VFDs in integrated poultry operations

Part 6 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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