Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the new animal drug regulations to implement the veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs section of the Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996 (ADAA). On June 3, the FDA published in the Federal Register the final rule revising the VFD regulations in 21 CFR Part 558. The final rule becomes effective in 120 days. At the same time, FDA revised Guidance for Industry #120, Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation. The draft guidance is available for comment.
A VFD drug is intended for use in animal feeds, and such use of the VFD drug is permitted only under the professional supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
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- Draft Guidance for Industry #120 Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers (PDF - 183KB)
Federal Register Notices
Final Rule: Veterinary Feed Directive Notice of Availability of Draft Revised Guidance for Industry: Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers Veterinary Feed Directive Docket Final Rule: New Animal Drugs; Florfenicol NADA 141-246 AQUAFLOR Type A Medicated Article (florfenicol), An Antibiotic - original approval(PDF - 432KB) NADA 141-246 - FONSI - Aquaflor® Type A Medicated Article (florfenicol)(PDF - 284KB)