Oct 17, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on What if it takes more than one feed mill to complete a VFD order?Under the updated veterinary feed directive rule, the same feed mill is supposed to fill the entire order for feed containing a medically important antibiotic.
Oct 17, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Want the recipe for a VFD? Here are 14 key ingredientsIssuing a veterinary feed directive (VFD) under FDA’s new rules involves more than just completing a form and sending it to the pork producer and distributor.
Oct 17, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on FDA product tables are helpful planning tools for pork producers, vets, feed distributorsFDA has posted a series of tables on its website listing all medicated feed additives currently approved for use in swine, along with their active ingredients, brand names, label type and
Apr 26, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Responsible use of antibiotics: Understanding the veterinary feed directiveInformative webinar explains the VFD and the responsibilities of veterinarians, feed mills and producers.
Mar 08, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Veterinary Feed Directive, Final RuleAmendment to FDA's animal drug regulations regarding VFD drugs, which is intended to improve the efficiency of the VFD program while protecting human and animal health.
Mar 02, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on New FDA antibiotic guidelines: Why comply?FDA’s new antimicrobial guidelines are strictly voluntary — to a degree. In the agency’s own words, they “do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities”; they merely “describe the...
Feb 03, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on New FDA guidelines: Rating an animal antibiotic’s importance to humansThe new industry guidelines issued by the US Food and Drug Administration in December suggest removing performance claims from food-animal antimicrobials deemed “medically important” to humans...