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Castration alternative credited with improving feed efficiency, carcass quality on Belgian farm

A pig producer in Belgium has reported that making the switch from surgical castration to boar-taint vaccination has resulted in better carcass quality, improved feed conversion and reduced...

Aureomix S finding its niche, and then some, in new VFD era

Feed medications used for many years to manage common diseases of swine now require a veterinary-client-patient relationship plus a veterinary feed directive (VFD) before they can be administered. ...

Pork producers will need more than VFD forms to pass an FDA audit

Complying with the new VFD requires pork producers to do more than establish a veterinary-client-patient relationship and retain printed or digital versions of the VFD forms for a minimum of 2 years.

VFD rule applies to water-administered antibiotics on FDA’s medically important list

The updated veterinary feed directive rule requires that a VFD be issued for all medically important antibiotics administered in feed to poultry and livestock, but it also affects medically important...

Medically Important Antimicrobials in Animal Agriculture

Slide presentation from FDA looks at guidelines for judicious use and which drugs are affected by the VFD.

FDA scientist fields lingering questions on VFD audits, compliance

The new veterinary feed directive rules have been in place since January 1, but veterinarians, feed-mill managers and producers still have questions about compliance and what to expect from FDA

Producers eye vaccines, sanitation, biosecurity following new VFD rules

Increased use of vaccines and better sanitation and biosecurity are the two most common changes livestock and poultry producers are making in response to the loss of shared use antibiotics imposed by...

FDA defers to vet’s ‘clinical judgement’ to link health problems to VFD product’s indications

FDA will defer to the expertise of veterinarians to diagnose health conditions requiring veterinary feed directive (VFD) medications, but the agency still expects usage to comply with the product...

Writing a VFD? VCPR definition requires vets to have ‘sufficient knowledge’ of herd

Swine veterinarians issuing a veterinary feed directive (VFD) are expected to comply with the federal definition of a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) or their state definition if it...

Accessibility is key when storing VFDs at integrated companies

The best place for integrated companies to store veterinary feed directives (VFDs) should depend on whether they’re keeping hard or electronic copies.


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