By 2017, the growth promotion use of antibiotics approved for both humans and animals, as defined in U.S. FDA Guidances 209 and 213, will no longer be allowed. To guide all segments of animal agriculture through these regulatory changes, Feedstuffs and Elanco Animal Health have partnered to create an online resource center, VFD Central.
VFD Central is the source for Veterinary Feed Directive news, insights and updates for producers, veterinarians and feed suppliers. Provided on the site are links to the official VFD rules and regulations as being issued by the Food & Drug Administration, as well as various guidance documents on responsible antibiotic use and the latest news from the editors of Feedstuffs and industry experts.
In addition, Feedstuffs, in partnership with Elanco and the American Feed Industry Assn., plans to host several free, information-based webinars once the final VFD regulations are released. If you would like to be put on a list to receive information on these upcoming events, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be put on the invite list.
VFD Central is located at http://feedstuffs.com/vfd.aspx