Veterinary Feed Directive
As of January 1, 2017, medically important antimicrobials in medicated feed became Veterinary Feed Directive (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.
VFD Overview Video
To help the animal health industry properly implement the Veterinary Feed Directive rules, the FDA has provided this overview video that explains these changes and provides an overview of the requirements in the VFD regulation. Watch the video here.