FDA Releases Final VFD Ruling

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 veterinary supervision when prescribing these antibiotics. The Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) must also be in place before these VFDs or prescriptions are issued.

GlobalVetLINK’s FeedLINK® digital Veterinary Feed Directive system is a proven solution, ready to help with this transition. This digital VFD system allows easier, faster fulfillment and tracking of feed additive prescriptions, allowing for less time creating VFDs and upon creation, they are automatically sent to feed mills and producers.

For more information on this change in over-the-counter availability, read the full article here, and for more information on FeedLINK, visit www.globalvetlink.com, or call 515-817-5703.

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