FDA Provides New Resources on Veterinary Feed Directive Changes

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FDA posted a video explaining the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes and providing an overview of the requirements in the VFD regulation.  Starting January 1, 2017, medically important antimicrobials in medicated feed will become VFD drugs, and the resulting VFD feed must be authorized by a licensed veterinarian and distributed and used in compliance with the VFD regulation.  Also, animal producers will no longer be able to use these VFD feeds for growth promotion or feed efficiency.