Veterinary Feed Directive goes into effect January 1

Veterinary Feed Directive goes into effect January 1

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The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) goes into effect on January 1, 2017. After this date, all medically important antibiotics intended for use in animal feed will become VFD drugs and must be used under the supervision of licensed veterinarians. Feed manufacturers will be required to receive a VFD order – a signed and written authorization from a licensed veterinarian to purchase and use VFD antibiotics on and in animal feed.