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Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Resources

Starting January 1, 2017, medically important antimicrobials in medicated feed will become 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 will no longer be able to 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. Below are resources to assist veterinarians in understanding and implementing VFD regulations.

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FDA Video Overview of the VFD:
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/AnimalFeedSafetySystemAFSS/ucm529868.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

FDA REGULATION AND GUIDANCES

VFD Regulation:
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-03/pdf/2015-13393.pdf

GFI #152: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/GuidanceforIndustry/UCM052519.pdf

GFI #209: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/GuidanceforIndustry/UCM216936.pdf

GFI #213: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/GuidanceforIndustry/UCM299624.pdf

VFD FAQ

  1. VFD Format (GFI #233): http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/GuidanceforIndustry/UCM474640.pdf
  2. VFD Regulations (GFI #120): http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/GuidanceforIndustry/UCM052660.pdf
  3. VFD Miscellaneous: http://www.farmfoundation.org/news/articlefiles/1901-Farm%20Foundation%20questions_Flynn%203-4-16.pdf

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Honey Bees and Antibiotics

FDA VFD Website:
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/ucm071807.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

What has to be included in a VFD:
https://cvma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/What-has-to-be-included-in-a-VFD.pdf

VFD Brochure for Veterinarians:
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/UCM455480.pdf

VFD Brochure for Producers:
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/UCM455419.pdf

Approved Licensed Feedmill list:
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/Products/AnimalFoodFeeds/MedicatedFeed/UCM089534.pdf

Drugs transitioning from Over-the-Counter to Prescription list:
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/ucm482106.htm

Drugs transitioning from Over-the-Counter to Veterinary Feed Directive list:
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/ucm482107.htm

 

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