VFD Impact: Four Suggestions for Getting Ready

November 17, 2015

By Brian Lubbers, D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate ACVCP, director of the Microbial Surveillance Lab at Kansas State University

In the previous post, we looked at some of the major changes that will come with the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). While the rule won’t be in full effect until Jan. 1, 2017, veterinarians and producers can start planning and preparing now to transition to practices that are aligned with the mandate. Continue reading

VFD Impact: What it Means for Producers and Practitioners

November 3, 2015

By Brian Lubbers, D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate ACVCP, director of the Microbial Surveillance Lab at Kansas State University

In my last BRD Report series, I wrote about how we’re continuing to learn more about antibiotic resistance, and with that, identifying ways producers and veterinarians can be better stewards of antibiotics. In the ensuing months, an industry-wide initiative for better stewardship will gradually go into effect with the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule. Continue reading