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Category Archive: VFD Extra

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

When issuing a veterinary feed directive (VFD), poultry veterinarians are expected to provide the physical location of birds receiving the VFD drug.

FDA issues final guidelines for VFD forms

FDA has issued final guidelines for veterinary feed directive (VFD) forms that veterinarians will issue when authorizing the use of a medicated feed additive containing an antibiotic deemed medically...

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,...

FDA’s strategy for VFD enforcement: Education first

FDA’s first priority when implementing the new veterinary feed directive rule is educating and training all stakeholders, which includes veterinarians, poultry producers and feed mills.

Q&A: What’s behind FDA’s updated veterinary feed directive?

VFD News Center Q&A is a series of interviews about the updated veterinary feed directive.

What if it takes more than one feed mill to complete a VFD order?

Under the new veterinary feed directive rule, the same feed mill is supposed to fill the entire VFD order for feed containing a medically important antibiotic.

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.

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

Some poultry medications 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 don’t...

Updated VFD rule may help producers save money

The updated veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule that takes effect in January 2017 does not require veterinarians to indicate the amount of feed that needs to be manufactured — a decision made by...

FDA product tables: Helpful VFD planning tools for poultry vets, feed mills and producers

FDA has posted a series of product tables on its website listing all medicated feed additives currently approved for use in poultry.


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