Tag Archive: antibiotic-free, Peter Davies, vfd
Jun 17, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Davies: Focus on optimizing antibiotic use, not volumeThe US pork industry has a good track record for using antibiotics responsibly, but how should it be graded for its efforts? By volume? Types of antibiotics used? Resistance trends?
Feb 27, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘One Health’ approach needed to balance antibiotic usage, animal welfareWhen it comes to responsible antibiotic management, there are wide-ranging views and interpretations on usage, impact, future direction and even terminology.
Feb 27, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on FDA’s antibiotic guidance and VFDs continue a smooth transitionIt’s fast approaching 2 years since the FDA implemented its revised guidance for antibiotic use in food animals. At the center of the effort is the veterinary feed directive (VFD).
Jan 02, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Knock, knock: Swine veterinarian shares experiences from VFD auditWhen Peter Schneider, DVM, heard FDA auditors were at the door to see the operation’s VFDs, he remembers feeling a little nervous.
Aug 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Feed duration biggest issue under new swine VFD ruleMore than a year into FDA’s new veterinary feed directive (VFD) rules, pork producers and veterinarians are finding the potential problem spots.
What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
Aug 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD eraSeasonal changes traditionally bring fickle weather, dramatic swings in day-night temperatures and, of course, flare-ups of respiratory and enteric disease in swine herds. But how does the VFD era...
Aug 31, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on So far, so good: Pork producers adjusting well to new VFD rulesImplementation of the new veterinary feed directive (VFD) in swine has gone smoothly in the field, according to Chris Rademacher, DVM, Iowa State University Extension.
May 30, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on New VFD rules affecting disease management for swineThe updated VFD rules that took effect in January 2017 haven’t required a big adjustment for the swine industry, but they have furthered the trend toward reduced antibiotic use — and the result...
May 10, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on VFD requirements for feed mills: Not as simple as A, B, CPart 4 of an exclusive interview with William Flynn, DVM, MS, deputy director for science and policy for FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, on the new VFD that took effect Jan. 1, 2017.
Apr 03, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Pork producers will need more than VFD forms to pass an FDA auditComplying 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.