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UNL gives Veterinary Feed Directive info

What is a Veterinary Feed Directive

The VFD is a written statement issued by a licensed veterinarian in the course of the veterinarian’s professional practice that authorizes the use of a VFD drug or combination VFD drugs in or on an animal feed. This written statement authorizes the client (the owner of the animal or animals or other caretaker) to obtain and use animal feed bearing or containing a VFD drug or combination VFD drugs to treat the client’s animals only in accordance with the conditions for use approved, conditionally approved, or indexed by the FDA. A Veterinary Feed Directive is also referred to as an VFD order.

Producer VFD Preparation Steps



Develop a Valid Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship

Develop a Herd Health Plan (Vaccination and Treatment Protocols)



Herd Health Observation and Diagnosis

Follow Treatment Protocols

Obtain Proper VFD for Feed Grade Antibiotics with Valid Veterinarian’s Signature (AVMA VFD Example Form (pdf))

Feed as Directed on FDA Approved Label and VFD

Maintain VFD for 2 Years

Common Beef Cattle Feed Grade Antibiotics Requiring VFD

Chlortetracycline (Aureomycin, CLTC, Pennchlor)

Chlortetracycline + Sulfamethazine (Aureo S 700)

Neomycin + Oxytetracycline (Neo-Terramycin, Neo-Oxy)

Oxytetracycline (Terramycin, Pennox)

Tylosin (Tylan)

Tilmicosin (Pulmotil)

Virginiamycin (V-Max)

Common Beef Cattle Feed Additive NOT Requiring VFD

Amprolium (Corid)

Bacitracin (Albac, BMD)

Bambermycin (GainPro)

Decoquinate (Deccox)

Fenbendazole (Safe-Guard)

Laidlomycin (Cattlyst)

Lasalocid (Bovetec)

Melengestrol Acetate (MGA)

Methoprene (Altosid)

Monensin (Rumensin)

Morantel (Rumatel)

Poloxalene (Bloat Guard)

Ractopamine (Optaflexx, Actogain)

Tetraclovinphos (Rabon)

–UNL Extension


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