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State Animal Health Official Training Offered by GlobalVetLINK

August 15, 2017 10:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Ames, Iowa  – GlobalVetLINK will be hosting two free webinar training sessions on Tuesday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. (CT) and 1:00 p.m. (CT) for state animal health officials who would like to learn more about the GlobalVetLINK system and new features. Join GlobalVetLINK for an overview and discussion of the features available to state […]


Equine Infectious Anemia in Canada Discussed in Upcoming Webinar

July 6, 2017 10:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Ames, Iowa  – GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is hosting a free webinar, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in Canada, on Thursday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. CDT for veterinarians, diagnostic laboratories and horse owners who want more information about EIA compliance and management. Join industry experts for an overview and discussion about EIA in Canada, the current regulations […]


Joel Harris Joins GlobalVetLINK as Director of Product

June 22, 2017 9:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Ames, Iowa – GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is pleased to announce Joel Harris has joined the company as the Director of Product. Harris brings over 10 years of marketing, sales, operations and product management experience in the animal health market to his new role at GVL. Previously, Harris served as the VP of Operations at Harrisvaccines, which was […]


GlobalVetLINK Featured on American Farmer, RFD-TV Show

June 16, 2017 11:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

American Farmer is a breakthrough program on a mission to showcase the latest advancements in agriculture and farming. From seed to harvest, livestock and more, the producers have traveled the country covering the people, places and issues impacting all areas of farm country. This American Farmer episode, Exploring the role technology plays in animal health […]


RFD TV Show, American Farmer, Features GlobalVetLINK on June 13

June 5, 2017 8:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Announcing New Episode of American Farmer; Featuring Farmweld, Smart Sort & GlobalVetLINK Exploring the role technology plays in animal health and production. Jupiter, FL ─ DMG Productions is proud to announce a new episode of the highly acclaimed, award winning television program, American Farmer, airing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:30 am ET on […]


Farmers Cooperative and GlobalVetLINK Partner for VFDs

April 27, 2017 8:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Arkansas-based Farmers Cooperative announced its partnership today with GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) to offer electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) services in its 17 locations. Since many previously over-the-counter antibiotics now require a VFD from a veterinarian to be fed, many producers and feed distributors are adjusting the processes they have in place to be more efficient. “The […]


GlobalVetLINK Wins Two Prometheus Awards at Technology Association of Iowa’s Annual Celebration

April 21, 2017 10:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

TAI & LWBJ Announce 2017 Prometheus Award Winners The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), the statewide voice for Iowa’s technology industry, and LWBJ announced yesterday, to a record-breaking crowd at the 12th Annual Prometheus Awards celebration, the 2017 LWBJ Prometheus Award winners. The Prometheus Awards recognize innovative companies and individuals impacting Iowa’s $11 billion technology […]


Understanding “Free Choice” and “Hand Fed” Feeds Which Include Chlortetracycline

March 13, 2017 10:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As we continue to hear questions and feedback from the industry about new regulatory changes, we’re working with our Expert Council to provide a series of Expert Notes to the industry to help address questions and concerns, supply additional information and educate stakeholders about compliance. Our Expert Council is made up of industry professionals and […]


American Farmer Explores GlobalVetLINK

February 24, 2017 9:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

DMG Productions explores technology in animal health and wellness. Jupiter, FL ─ DMG Productions is proud to announce that it will feature GlobalVetLINK in an upcoming episode of the highly acclaimed television series, American Farmer, airing second quarter 2017 on RFD-TV. American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. Check your local listings for more […]


Extralabel Use of Medicated Feeds for Minor Species

February 21, 2017 10:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As we continue to hear questions and feedback from the industry about new regulatory changes, we’re working with our Expert Council to provide a series of Expert Notes to the industry to help address questions and concerns, supply additional information and educate stakeholders about compliance. Our Expert Council is made up of industry professionals and […]


Zoetis Joins GlobalVetLINK’s VFD System

December 27, 2016 9:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and Zoetis announced today a partnership for GVL’s web-based Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) System, FeedLINK®. In preparation for the final VFD implementation on January 1, 2017, Zoetis joins GVL to ensure that all label information and instructions for Zoetis products requiring a VFD will be accurate and complete in GVL’s FeedLINK system. “This […]


Kent Nutrition Group Partners with GlobalVetLINK for VFDs

December 16, 2016 8:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) is partnering with GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) to help prepare their dealers for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes that will occur January 1, 2017. GVL’s complete VFD system, FeedLINK®, provides feed distributors and dealers with a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant online software solution to manage all VFDs, letters of acknowledgement and […]


All VFD Drugs Now Active in GlobalVetLINK System

December 12, 2016 10:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In preparation for expanded Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs) on January 1, 2017, GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) has announced that current and transition FDA-approved VFD drugs are active in its FeedLINK® Electronic VFD System on December 13, 2016. This means that veterinarians will be able to write VFDs for all of the drugs that will transition to VFD […]


Find-A-Vet Tool Helps U.S. Pig Farmers Locate a Veterinarian

December 7, 2016 9:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The following announcement was released by The Pork Checkoff on December 3, 2016. The full article is located here. Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board ccunningham@pork.org 515-223-2600 Find-A-Vet Tool Helps U.S. Pig Farmers Locate a Veterinarian Valid Veterinarian Relationship Essential to Comply with New Antibiotic Regulations DES MOINES, IOWA – Dec. 6, 2016 – Find-A-Vet […]


Micro Technologies Partners with GlobalVetLINK to Offer Seamless Veterinary Feed Directive Management

December 1, 2016 9:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Integrated Solution Enables Livestock Producers to Track and Manage Feed-Grade VFDs ahead of 2017 Regulatory Changes                GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and Micro Technologies, a part of AmerisourceBergen, announced today a partnership to integrate their software platforms, offering a seamless solution for livestock producers to track and manage feed-grade Veterinary Feed […]


GlobalVetLINK Exhibits at 2016 AAEP Annual Convention

November 30, 2016 9:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 62nd Annual Convention offers CE education, networking opportunities and access to more than 300 solution providers in the trade show. This year’s event will be held December 3-7 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) has long supported the AAEP, and is once again exhibiting […]


CFIA Approves GlobalVetLINK’s Electronic EIA Certification System

November 14, 2016 12:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) announced today that its electronic Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) certificate system, EquusLINK™, is now approved for use in Canada by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). “GVL worked closely with the CFIA to create an electronic EIA certification system for vets, laboratories and owners, which is now approved for use in Canada,” said […]


VFD Questions and Answers Webinar on Nov. 15

November 7, 2016 12:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is hosting a free VFD Question and Answer Webinar on Tuesday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m. CT for veterinarians, producers and feed distributors who want more information about VFD compliance and management. With final implementation of the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes approaching on January 1, many questions remain throughout the industry […]


Free Webinars Provide VFD News and Updates for Feed Distributors

October 26, 2016 9:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Final implementation of the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule begins January 1, 2017, and many feed distributors still have questions and concerns about compliance, workload and inspections. GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is hosting three free webinars to help educate feed distributors about recent VFD news, resources to aid in managing the VFD process, and tips for […]


VFD Survival Strategy Webinars Available To Watch Online

October 24, 2016 2:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Throughout July and August, GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) hosted a series of “VFD Survival Strategy” webinars for the industry. The recordings of those webinars are now available to watch on the company’s website or YouTube channel. Each VFD Survival webinar focused on a specific segment of the industry – veterinarians, feed distributors, and swine, beef, dairy, poultry […]


Vets Can “Practice” VFDs with New Veterinary Feed Records Tool

October 14, 2016 4:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) released a new Veterinary Feed Record (VFR) feature that offers veterinarians a tool for managing and tracking non-VFD, feed-grade antibiotics (ie. carbadox, bacitracin, tiamulin) in its FeedLINK® Electronic VFD System. Writing VFRs allows vets to simulate the VFD (Veterinary Feed Directive) process, providing a “practice” method to prepare for expanded VFDs coming […]


Huvepharma and GlobalVetLINK Continue VFD Partnership

October 6, 2016 1:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Huvepharma and GlobalVetLINK (GVL®), announced today their plans to continue their partnership for GVL’s electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) System, FeedLINK®. Huvepharma and GVL have collaborated for several years, and the companies will continue to work together to ensure that all label information and instructions for Huvepharma products requiring a VFD or vet prescription will […]


FDA Issues Guidance on Veterinary Feed Directive Common Format

September 26, 2016 2:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On September 21, 2016, the FDA issued the final, updated version of Guidance for Industry #233 VFD Common Format Questions and Answers. GFI #233 is meant to provide animal drug sponsors who are seeking approval for use of their drug in or on animal feed as a veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug with a recommended common VFD […]


Hubbard Feeds Partners with GlobalVetLINK for VFD Trainings

September 21, 2016 2:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hubbard Feeds, a division of Ridley Inc., an Alltech Company, has participated in a series of meetings for their dealers with GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) to help them prepare for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes that will occur January 1, 2017. GVL’s complete VFD system, FeedLINK®, provides feed distributors and dealers with a 21 CFR Part […]


GlobalVetLINK Exhibits at AABP Annual Conference

September 12, 2016 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The GlobalVetLINK team is attending and exhibiting at the 49th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), Septebmer 15-17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit GlobalVetLINK in Booth 712 of the exhibit area for: Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) information and resources Demo of FeedLINK Electronic VFD System Demo of ScriptLINK Electronic Veterinary Prescription […]


Merck Animal Health and GlobalVetLINK Announce VFD Partnership, Aquaculture Webinar

August 24, 2016 2:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and Merck Animal Health announced today a partnership for GVL’s electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) System, FeedLINK®. To help the industry prepare for coming VFD changes, the two companies are hosting a “VFD Survival Strategy for Aquaculture Production” webinar on Thursday, September 15 at noon CDT. Additional details of the webinar are at […]


FDA Begins VFD Inspections “Pilot Project”

July 22, 2016 1:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced a strategy to begin measuring compliance with the VFD rule this year, in preparation for January 2017 when the new changes go into effect. Part of that strategy is a VFD Inspection Tool that helps guide investigators through the necessary parts of the VFD form as […]


VFD Survival Strategy Webinar Series Announced

July 15, 2016 12:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

An upcoming “VFD Survival Strategy” webinar series, hosted by GlobalVetLINK, will provide information and resources from leading veterinarians and industry experts to help with preparation for compliance with Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs). With the new VFD regulations changes coming in January 2017, many in the industry still have questions about how the changes will affect […]


Paperwork, Time, Resources

June 27, 2016 2:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As veterinarians, producers, feed mills and industry professional figure out how they’re going to handle Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs) in the coming months, it’s important to keep in mind the increase in resources this ruling will require — including the time it takes to create and distribute VFDs, as well as the resources needed to […]


Phibro Animal Health Joins GlobalVetLINK’s VFD System

June 16, 2016 1:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and Phibro Animal Health Corporation announced today a partnership for GVL’s electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) System, FeedLINK®. In preparation for the final VFD implementation on January 1, 2017, Phibro joins GVL in providing the industry with a solution to help make compliance as simple as possible. Phibro’s participation ensures that all label […]


Swine Vet Center Partners with GlobalVetLINK for Herd Health Solutions

June 7, 2016 3:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and Swine Vet Center, P.A., announced today that they will be entering into a working relationship to manage herd health. The industry-leading swine veterinary consultants will now be managing Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs), Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs), diagnostic results and history, as well as veterinary prescriptions, through GVL’s web-based solutions. Dr. Paul […]


GlobalVetLINK at World Pork Expo

May 27, 2016 5:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This year at World Pork Expo we’re giving a “sneak peek” of two new solutions that offer veterinarians a complete, digital antibiotic record system. Plus, you can sign up to win a free iPad mini! Make sure you stop by Booth 1026 at VIB!


Confirmed Case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in Pennsylvania

May 24, 2016 1:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The EDCC reported the following case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) on May 21, 2016:  The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced that an Order of Special Quarantine has been posted at an equine facility in Enon Valley, Lawrence County, after a horse on the premises tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) at the […]


PigCHAMP and GlobalVetLINK Announce VFD Integration

May 20, 2016 12:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) announced today the integration of PigCHAMP’s swine management software with GVL’s FeedLINK® Electronic Veterinary Feed Directive solution. With this integration, pork producers will be able to access FeedLINK VFD information directly from their PigCHAMP application and eventually import data and information between the two platforms. “We are very pleased to be working with […]


Easy Automation and GlobalVetLINK Announce VFD Integration

May 11, 2016 2:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) announced today the integration of Easy Automation’s Feed Office Enterprise (FOE) Software with GVL’s FeedLINK® Electronic Veterinary Feed Directive solution. With this integration, feed mill professionals can manage orders, formulas, inventory, pricing and VFD validity through a single software platform. “The feed industry has concerns about how they’re going to change their processes […]


Pharmgate’s Aivlosin 17% Added to FeedLINK

May 2, 2016 7:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) added Pharmgate Animal Health’s Aivlosin® 17% to its FeedLINK® electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) system. Aivlosin 17% Tylvalosin Type A Medicated Article for the control of Porcine Proliferative Enteritis (PPE) associated with Lawsonia intracellularis infection in swine is available with a VFD from a veterinarian. The addition of Aivlosin 17% to FeedLINK provides […]


Pennsylvania Horse Tests Positive for EIA

April 22, 2016 1:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The following announcement appeared on TheHorse.com on April 20, 2016: The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced April 20 the quarantine of an equine barn in Halifax, in Dauphin County, after a horse at the barn tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) on April 18. There are 19 other horses quarantined on the premises as […]


“Veterinary Feed Directives: Taking Action” Webinar Hosted by GlobalVetLINK

March 28, 2016 4:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) announced today its plan to host a free webinar titled, “Veterinary Feed Directives: Taking Action” on April 19, 2016. The one-hour session is ideal for veterinarians, feed industry personnel and producers responsible for handling VFDs and those interested in learning what steps they can take now to prepare for the changes in veterinary […]


What is GVL SmartEngine Technology?

March 25, 2016 2:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  The Purpose of GVL® SmartEngine™ Technology GVL® SmartEngine™ technology was introduced to GlobalVetLINK’s platform in 2015, but the technology was part of the company’s vision long before. The concept of requirements built into the system has always been part of GVL’s plan. The built-in GVL SmartEngine technology is what makes GVL’s digital animal health […]


FeedLINK Expands VFD Drug Options with Elanco’s Kavault

March 23, 2016 2:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In January, GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) added Kavault® to its FeedLINK® electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) system. Kavault is a new swine antibiotic from Elanco Animal Health for reduction in incidence and overall severity of diarrhea in the presence of pathogenic Escherichia coli in groups of weaned pigs that is only available with a VFD. Elanco has […]


GVL eVFDs Are Part 11 Compliant

March 17, 2016 3:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Recently the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine issued responses to VFD questions gathered during Farm Foundation workshops. This is a valuable resource for the industry as Jan. 1, 2017 approaches and many questions remain. With these clarifications, we also want to help you understand how GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) FeedLINK eVFD system fits in with the FDA’s guidelines. […]


GVL Launches New HorseSYNC App for Users

March 9, 2016 3:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GVL® announced today the launch of the HorseSYNC™ mobile app. The free app enables veterinarian users to upload horse photos and information to their accounts for digital health certificates and EIA (Coggins) test certificates. “We developed the HorseSYNC app so GVL users would have a more efficient method of getting horse photos and information into […]


Extended Customer Support Hours

March 1, 2016 3:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Beginning March 1, GVL will have extended Customer Support hours through April 30.  The new support hours are: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday Our Customer Success Team can be reached by phone or email. Phone: 515-817-5704 Email: gvlsupport@globalvetlink.com


Upcoming Training Webinars – March

February 25, 2016 5:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In order to help you make the most of the GlobalVetLINK systems, our Customer Success team is offering free weekly training webinars! Please see the schedule below and sign up for the session you would like to attend. SESSION SCHEDULE Full FeedLINK / VFD System Training Wednesday, March 2 3:00 p.m. CDT Full System Training for […]


MetaFarms Platform to Interface with GVL FeedLINK Electronic VFD System

February 25, 2016 2:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GVL® and MetaFarms, Inc. announced today their plans to interface the MetaFarms livestock production platform with GVL’s FeedLINK® Electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) system. “As the countdown nears on VFD rules taking effect, we’re taking a lead role in providing producers and vets with a more automated solution,” says Brian Parker, MetaFarms VP of Market […]


Prairie Systems Feed Allocation System Integrates with GVL FeedLINK Electronic VFD System

February 19, 2016 3:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GVL® and Prairie Systems announced today the integration of Prairie Systems’ Feed Allocation System (FAS) with GVL’s FeedLINK® Electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) solution. With this integration, producers can track VFD’s, withdrawal periods and process verification through a single web-based application. “As new regulations take effect this year, the paper scripting process will continue to […]


Recent VFD News and Articles

January 22, 2016 3:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

To help you stay informed of recent news and information around the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), we’ve listed some recent articles for your convenience. Much confusion remains around VFDs and the impact it will have on the industry. Keep checking in with GlobalVetLINK for more information and resources in the near future!   Recent VFD […]


Upcoming Training Webinars Jan. – Feb.

January 12, 2016 3:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In order to help you make the most of the GlobalVetLINK systems, our Customer Success team is offering free weekly training webinars! Please see the schedule below and sign up for the session you would like to attend. SESSION SCHEDULE Full System Training for New Veterinarian & Vet Clinic Users Thursday, January 14 3:00 p.m. CDT […]


Pharmgate Joins GVL® FeedLINK® Electronic VFD System

January 6, 2016 4:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GVL® announced a partnership with Pharmgate Animal Health. This new relationship will assure Pharmgate Animal Health’s antibiotics are a part of GVL’s FeedLINK® electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) system. Starting December 2016, additional drugs need a VFD from a veterinarian and FeedLINK will incorporate these into the system for fast fulfillment. The FeedLINK system’s complete […]


GVL’s Top 5 Updates from 2015

December 31, 2015 3:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK (GVL(R)) has much to celebrate as 2015 comes to an end, and many exciting things to look forward to as 2016 begins! Here are our top five updates that were made to GVL systems and products throughout the last year. Fully FDA Compliant VFD System: FeedLINK® Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) System is a fully […]


GVL Holiday Hours

December 23, 2015 2:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the GVL team! We hope you enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones. Please note that GlobalVetLINK is closed December 24-25 and January 1 for the holidays. View our holiday email.


Upcoming Training Webinars Dec. – Jan.

December 21, 2015 4:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In order to help you make the most of the GlobalVetLINK systems, our Customer Success team is offering free weekly training webinars! Please see the schedule below and sign up for the session you would like to attend. SESSION SCHEDULE Full System Training for New Veterinarian & Vet Clinic Users Tuesday, December 22 8:00 a.m. CDT Full […]


GlobalVetLINK Adds GVL SmartEngine™ Technology to Systems

December 11, 2015 4:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  Animal health practitioners and owners face growing challenges in maintaining compliance with state livestock movement requirements. GlobalVetLINK’s new, patent-pending GVL SmartEngine™ technology helps eliminate the burden of regulatory compliance. System users now have the ability to look up state import and animal disease traceability (ADT) requirements and automatically verify them in one place to […]


Coming Soon: HorseSYNC™ App

December 8, 2015 8:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The New HorseSYNC™ App Simplifies Equine Data Management Getting photos and horse information from your mobile device to your GlobalVetLINK account is easier than ever with the new HorseSYNC app! Enter Equine Data on Your Mobile Device Online or Offline Automatically Upload Photos and Data to Your GVL Account Keep Horse Info and Photos Organized […]


GlobalVetLINK Hires New Team Member

December 4, 2015 4:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GlobalVetLINK L.C. (GVL®) has hired a new team member, Digital Solutions Specialist Amy Patterson. At GVL, Patterson is tasked with building relationships in the marketplace with veterinarians, producers, feed distributors and pharmaceutical companies. She specializes in assisting those customers with Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) compliance, antibiotic oversight, animal health data analysis and herd health information. […]


Upcoming Training Webinars, Nov. – Dec.

November 20, 2015 8:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In order to help you make the most of the GlobalVetLINK systems, our Customer Success team is now offering free weekly training webinars! Please see the schedule below and sign up for the session you would like to attend. SESSION SCHEDULE Full System Training for New Veterinarian & Vet Clinic Users Tuesday, November 24 8:00 a.m. […]


New Training Webinars, Oct. – Nov.

October 27, 2015 2:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In order to help you make the most of the GlobalVetLINK systems, our Customer Success team is now offering free weekly training webinars! Each webinar will have a specific area of focus. Please see the schedule below and sign up for the session that applies to you. SESSION SCHEDULE GVL Training Session 1: Veterinarians Tuesday, October […]


VFD Brochures Outline Each Sector’s Responsibilities

July 27, 2015 7:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

With a lot of talk about the new VFD ruling, the FDA has released several brochures that list the specific responsibilities of veterinarians, clients and distributors for compliance. The brochures have information on responsibilities, as well as, commonly asked questions and answers. You can find the brochures and more information in an article on Drovers […]


Swine Health Information Center Receives Positive Feedback

July 24, 2015 8:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The new Swine Health Information Center that recently opened its offices in Perry, Iowa this year, is receiving positive feedback from pork producers and veterinarians. Executive director of the center, Paul Sundberg, said producers are eager for the center to begin its work to help detect potential disease threats and prevent losses from diseases. Sundberg […]


The Veterinarian’s Role in VFD Compliance

June 16, 2015 8:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The FDA recently published a draft of “Guidance for Industry 210: Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers.” This outlines requirements under the new VFD rule and offers recommendations and answers questions regarding veterinarian’s responsibilities. Among a long list of responsibilities and guidelines, includes information regarding filing VFD forms in either paper or electronic formats. […]


Its all about the judicious use

June 15, 2015 9:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

With the recent changes in the world of veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs, it is important to look back at all of the antibiotic oversight throughout the years. Back in 1996, Congress enacted the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA) establishing a new regulatory category for certain animal drugs in animal feed. In 2000 the FDA […]


FDA Releases Final VFD Ruling

June 11, 2015 9:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Last week the FDA released its final rule of the Veterinary Feed Directive. The rule is a part of an overall strategy to ensure judicious use of feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics in food-producing animals. One of the biggest changes in this rule is the elimination of over the counter availability, and the transition to needing […]


Timeline for Federal Antimicrobial Policy

June 8, 2015 9:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today Drover’s CattleNetwork published a timeline to help explain the FDA’s Veterinary Feed Directive rule that was released last week. The timeline goes back to April 2012, when the FDA issued Guidance for Industry 209, and extends through December 2016, which is the target date for full implementation of Guidance 213. GlobalVetLINK is easing the […]


GlobalVetLINK Tool Eases Concerns of Changes to VFD

June 5, 2015 9:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Ames, Iowa (June 5, 2015) – On June 3, 2015 the FDA released a major policy change in how animal stakeholders will be required to handle Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs). The changes announced will affect multiple animal health areas, such as pharmaceutical companies, veterinarians and producers. The animal health industry will be seeing changes in […]


New AnimalRegs.com States Added

June 4, 2015 9:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Ames, Iowa (June 3, 2015) –GlobalVetLINK recently released their latest tool for veterinarians and animal owners, and has attracted a lot of attention within a short amount of time. GVL’s Animal Movement Requirements Look-up web portal powered by the patent pending GVL SmartEngine™ technology, was released on March 16th, and currently has interstate movement requirements […]


Safeguards to Avoid Spread of Disease

May 8, 2015 9:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Within the last week there have been confirmed cases of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. To prevent any more spread, the Idaho State Racing Commission and Idaho State Department of Agriculture have put safeguards in place for Live Race Meets in the state. All livestock entering the state that originate […]


USDA Notes Progress on SECD

December 22, 2014 9:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has noted its progress in addressing Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) since the issuing of the Federal Order six months ago that requires SECD reporting to federal and state animal health officials.One milestone in particular is the increase of tests that are […]


Swine Specialist Translates New Antibiotic Rule

November 3, 2014 9:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Dr. Jim Pettigrew spoke at the 24th annual Carthage Veterinary Services Swine Health and Production Conference at Western Illinois University, and offered his take on the FDA rules for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals. On Dec. 11, 2013, the FDA announced it was implementing a plan to phase out the use of medically […]


Tips For Traveling With Horses

July 18, 2014 9:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As the peak season continues for horse shows and other events, Colorado State University veterinarians want to remind owners of the importance of taking preventative measures while traveling to avoid the spread of equine infectious disease. With a variety of infectious diseases of concern, veterinarians advise that with advance planning, and a few common-sense preventative […]


Idaho Issues Order For Swine Entry Due To PEDV

March 12, 2014 10:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In an attempt to stop the spreading of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, last week the Idaho State Department of Agriculture issued an administrative order requiring evidence for all swine entering the state to show they are free of the virus. The PEDv is a disease spreading throughout the US which makes adult pigs […]