Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Crash Course in the VFD

You’ve been hearing about the VFD for months (or years!) by now. But the time has finally come for the new rules to go into effect.

In case you need a refresher, below is a series of articles written by Dr. Grant Dewell, ISU Extension, for the Iowa Cattleman magazine.

An introduction to the Veterinary Feed Directive

How will the VFD affect beef production?
  1. Medically important antibiotics in feed can no longer be used as growth promotants
  2. Veterinary oversight is required for medically important antibiotics in feed
The Veterinarian-Client-Patient-Relationship

Information needed for a Veterinary Feed Directive