Veterinary Feed Directive

posted: by: Dr. Bynum Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

A Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) is a written statement that authorizes the owner or caretaker of animals to obtain and use animal feed containing VFD drugs to treat their animals in accordance with the FDA-approved directions for use.  VFD

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule continues to require veterinarians to issue all VFDs within the context of a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR), and specifies the key elements that define a VCPR.

The final rule will require veterinarians to follow state-defined VCPR requirements.

A VFD drug is intended for use in animal feeds, and such use of a VFD drug is permitted only under the professional supervision of a licensed veterinarian.

                                                   VFD DRUGS

Florfenicol                                 Virginiamycin                      Lincomycin
Tilmicosin                                  Chlortetracycline (CTC)     Penicillin
Neomycin                                 Oxytetracycline (OTC)       Sulfadimethoxine/Ormetoprim    Avilamycin
Tylosin                                      Hygromycin B
Chlortetracycline/Sulfa              Oxytetracycline/neomycin

To make this transition smoother, make note of when and how much of these products you use.  Doing so will help you and your vet fill out VFD paperwork as quick as possible.

Dr. Bynum will issue VFD electronically thru Global Vet Link.  He will need your email address.  We would like to make this transition as smooth as possible for you and Dr. Bynum.  Once the VFD is completed for you by Dr. Bynum, a copy will be sent via email to you.