Changes to the VFD go into effect January 1, 2017
These changes make significant impacts on how producers use feeds containing certain medications. An integral part of the change is the veterinarian-client-patient relationship. It’s a relationship such that a vet can confidently diagnose, prescribe and treat animals. In order for someone to obtain feeds containing certain antibiotics they must have a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship as well as a veterinary feed order from their veterinarian prescribing the medicated feed. Links posted below will help you understand what the Veterinary Feed Directive is and how it’s affecting your livestock or veterinary practice.
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