Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)
As of January 1, 2017, all medically-important antibiotics for use in or on feed and in water now require a veterinary feed directive (VFD) or a prescription. This new requirement will affect many livestock producers including 4-H members.
Additional information and resources can be found at the links below:
CDFA, Safe Animal Education Program:https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/safe.html
Finding a Veterinarian in California: http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/254570.pptx
If you have questions, please contact the 4-H Program Lead, Dagmar Derickson, at email@example.com or 805.781.5941.
Resources from "VFD Info Night" with Michael Lyon, DVM on March 13th, 2017
PPT Presentation: Veterinary Feed Directive-presentation from March 13th
FDA Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) web page: https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/ucm071807.htm
FDA VFD Fact Sheet: https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/ucm449019.htm