The Veterinary Feed Directive Final Rule: What Veterinarians Need To Know
Duration: 60 Minutes
This webinar will discuss the current regulations on veterinary feed directives (VFD) for food animals and reviews the concerns of antimicrobial resistance and the implementation of the FDA policy framework for the judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals. Guidance documents 209 and 213 as well as the effective date of the removal of OTC feed additives to the VFD requirement will be explained. Participants will also get to learn the documentation requirements for veterinarians, (client animal Producers), feed mill and vendor distributors. This change is documented in the Code of Federal Register under 21 CFR part 558.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- To discuss the strategies behind the changes of feed additives from OTC to VFD
- Requirements for documentation of use of all antibiotics written by veterinarians
- To teach producers what is required for documentation of antibiotic use
- Drugs that are still legal to use that are OTC use
- To review importance of judicious use of antimicrobials
- Injectable antibiotics that are still available for OTC use
Significant changes to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulation are just ahead. With fewer than 3 months until the final rule becomes effective, now is the time for producers, feed mills and veterinarians to ensure that they are armed with the knowledge necessary to effectively implement VFDs. Attend this training to understand the transition and to better understand the guidelines put forward by FDA.
Who will Benefit
- To discuss the changes of OTC feed additives to VFD status
- To review documentation for veterinarians
- To review documentations for producers
- To review documentation for vendors and feed mills
- Exempt drugs that are still allowed for OTC use
- Importance of judicious use of antimicrobials, and the VCPR
- Expiration dates of VFD
- Cattle and Dairy producers
- Feed mill vendors
This is a new FDA regulation that will be required for all food animal producers, veterinarians and feed mill distributors for documentation and the judicious use of antimicrobials in food animals.