Date of this Version
24th Range Beef Cow Symposium, Nov. 17-19, 2015, Loveland, Colo.
Why had the FDA developed the VFD?
- Concern for antibiotic resistance associated with daily antibiotic use in animal feeds.
- VFD allows vital feed antibiotic use in livestock to protect their health and well-being.
- “Prevention”, “control” and “treatment” of bacterial diseases
What exactly is a VFD?
A written order (paper or electronic) by a licensed veterinarian in the course of their practice approving the use of a VFD medication.