Tuesday, October 11, 2016
WHAT IS THE "VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVE"?
WHAT IS THE "VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVE"? 10/11/2016 ...and what does this have to do with my ranch, dairy, farm, or show animals? Why are we now discussing VFD's and VFD drugs? Beginning January 1, 2017 a certain class of livestock drugs will find their way onto the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) drug list. In 1996 Congress enacted the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA, Public Law 104-250) to regulate new animal drugs used in or on animal feed. These uses were limited to those allowed under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. These drugs were termed Veterinary Feed Directive drugs or VFD drugs. Continue reading... For additional information, click on the following links: Read full story on the VFD here List of distributors by state registered to sell the VFD drugs (to date) The FDA site for the Veterinary Feed Directive List of the drugs transitioning