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2017 Veterinary Feed Directive

The VFD drug is an antibiotic used for both human and animal medicine, It is important these drugs are used correctly. The FDA's job is to ensure these are used properly. Therefore a VFD order is required for some medicated feed beginning January 1st, 2017. Now not all antibiotics will be considered VFD drugs. The use of injectable antibiotics will not effected, and some drugs used in water will now required a prescription from a veterinarian. A VFD order is similar to a prescription you would get from a human doctor. You are not able to purchase VFD feeds at any mill, retailer or other establishment listed as a distributor or manufacturer with the FDA. Follow the link for more information to learn more
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