When the VFD regulations go into effect, they will ONLY apply to antibiotics used in the feed! They will not affect other feed use medications such as; ionophores, coccidia, other parasite and insect control drugs, or r
From part four of our four-part ranch succession-planning series. "If anyone in a family business resists taking the necessary steps to form a succession plan, they are putting their family operation in the cull pen to
In 1996, the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA) was signed into law to provide flexibility for the way the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates animal drugs and medicated feeds. This was enacted to increas
The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will change the use of medicated milk replacers. Danielle Mzyk, DVM/PhD candidate at North Carolina State University College
Summer often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows. Common problems include eye infections and foot rot. Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics, so remember VFD rules.
Much has been written about the state of cattle numbers across the nation. Shrinking herd numbers have experts concerned about the industry's ability to fill available feedlot pen space, keep packing plants operating an
If veterinary feed directive or VFD isn't in your ranching dictionary, it's something you need to learn the definition of, how it will apply to your health management program and what communications you will want to ini