VFD Central Overview

Overview of Veterinary Feed Directives

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, changes in the VFD process will support a streamlined approach to the judicious use of antibiotics — make sure you’re prepared.

The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule is effective Jan. 1, 2017. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aims to accomplish three goals with these changes: promote judicious use of antibiotics, protect public health and help limit the development of antimicrobial resistance. Under the new rule, more products will now require a VFD. The changes will help support a more streamlined approach to the judicious use of antibiotics and will impact veterinarians, feed distributors and producers. Take advantage of the resources on this site to help ensure you are prepared for the changes.

 

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Poultry Antibiotic Product Classification & VFD Requirements
Swine Antibiotic Product Classification & VFD Requirements
Overview of Veterinary Feed Directives
Animal health and antibiotics - PDF
Antibiotic use in poultry - PDF
Poultry health and animal-only antibiotics - PDF

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