Coming in 2016: Three proposed changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive

Coming in 2016: Three proposed changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive

Major updates include increasing the number of VFD drugs, additional regulations and streamlining the administrative burden

The three major changes to the current VFD program include increasing the number of VFD drugs from two to 283 — these drugs will be approved accordingly for different uses such as to combat a variety of diseases in more than one species. Another major change is the amount of regulation, e.g. feed mill licensing for formulating and distributing VFD medicated feed. Last but not least are the proposed changes requested from the agriculture community to streamline the paperwork for an easier and more efficient administrative process.