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Veterinary Feed Directive - an Overview (video)

Please note: This video announces changes to the veterinary feed directive that have been implemented and some of the visuals, like screenshots of FDA.gov, are out of date. However, the information is still relevant. If you have any questions about this video, please contact AskCVM@fda.hhs.gov.

As of January 1, 2017, medically important antimicrobials in medicated feed are 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 can no longer use these VFD feeds for growth promotion or feed efficiency. This video explains these changes and provides an overview of the requirements in the VFD regulation.

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