Animal Science Department

 

Authors

Libby Bigler

Date of this Version

11-2015

Citation

24th Range Beef Cow Symposium, Nov. 17-19, 2015, Loveland, Colo.

Comments

Copyright 2015 Libby Bigler.

Abstract

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.

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