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Veterinary Feed Directive law goes into effect
Whether you're working with production animals, backyard food animals, or even certain pets, you may need a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) in order to comply with new federal regulations. Legally, any cow, pig, chicken, turkey, duck, pheasant, quail, sheep, or goat, is a food-producing animal (along with lobsters, honeybees, catfish, and salmonids), and must be treated as such when it comes to medications. There are drugs, that cannot, under any circumstances, be administered to them, and the extra-label drug use rules and Minor Use/Minor Species (MUMS) Act DO NOT apply to the VFD.
For complete information, visit our Documents of Interest webpage.
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