Time for livestock producers to prepare for VFDs

Time for livestock producers to prepare for VFDs

WHILE the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) ruling by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration went into effect Oct. 1, 2015, livestock producers can expect to see new labels for medically important antibiotics used on the feed of food animals by Jan. 1, 2017.

Mike Apley, professor of production medicine and clinical pharmacology at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, said while the new labels may be about a year away, he enc

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