As part of the continued effort to improve transparency and public access to information about approved animal drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has published on the Animal Drugs @ FDA (ADAFDA) website certain medicated feed information, including Blue Bird labels and lists of licensed medicated feed mills and Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) distributors.
Animal Drugs @ FDA provides a searchable database for animal producers, veterinarians, pet owners, and others to get information about approved animal drugs by application number, sponsor name, proprietary name, ingredient, application status, dosage form, route of administration, indication and species.
On ADAFDA, Blue Bird labels are now conveniently posted with their corresponding new animal drug applications under the application’s “Supporting Documents” tab. Additionally, the lists of licensed medicated feed mills and VFD distributors are now available in Excel format as well as PDF, enabling users to more easily search and sort the information. These lists will also be updated more frequently.
Enhancing the availability and accessibility of this key information aligns with one of the objectives outlined in CVM’s 5-year action plan for supporting antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings.