San Luis Obispo 4-H
University of California
San Luis Obispo 4-H

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:

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

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 dderickson@ucanr.edu or 805.781.5941.

 

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