Veterinary Feed Directive: What You Need to Know

Is your farm ready to comply with new rules for using antibiotics in livestock?

On January 1, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will implement the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) – new rules regarding the use of medically important antibiotics in livestock. The rules will require a written statement issued by a veterinarian (referred to as a VFD) for feed-additive antibiotics. Additionally, all water-based antibiotics will become prescription medications.  These rules will impact Iowa farmers, as well as their veterinarians and feed providers.

Webinar: Veterinary Feed Directive, What You Need to Know

Date: Tuesday September 20, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm

Speaker: Christopher Clark, DVM, ISU Extension and Outreach Beef Field Specialist

Are you prepared for the implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) on January 1, 2017? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association partnered on  educational meetings at 11 sites around Iowa in August and early September. This webinar included the presentation used at those meetings to give a general overview of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD).  Producers of ALL species, veterinarians and feed industry personnel will benefit from this educational webinar on the new rules to be in effect on January 1, 2017! 

Click here to view the speaker's presentation slides.

Webinar recordings:
Recording Segment #1, (duration 25:14)  
Recording Segment #2, (duration 44:36)  

Questions? Contact Ed Kordick at

Veterinary Feed Directive Links
• Valuable VFD Resources: Click here.
• Veterinary Feed Directive Producer Requirements: Click here.
• One page VFD overview: Click here.

Educational information sponsored by:

Antibiotic Stewardship Special Report

Learn more about the VFD and ways livestock farmers and their veterinarians are using antibiotics responsibly by visiting our Antibiotic Stewardship Special Report!