VFD is coming… are you ready?

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So even if you have Injectable penicillin, you can still use it, because it doesn't go in the feed or water?
ETA: this would be used for treating pneumonia, for example.
 
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http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/dont_wait_be_ready_new_antibiotic_rules_for_2017
Are all antibiotics affected?

It is important to note not all antibiotics will be considered VFD drugs (Figure 1). The use of injectable antibiotics will not be affected. At this time, FDA has only moved antibiotics essential to human medicine and being fed to animals to VFD status. Also, as a part of the new FDA changes, water soluble antibiotics, which are important to human medicine, will now require a prescription from a veterinarian. This transition of water soluble drugs will include Aureomycin® Water Soluble Concentrate (Chlortetracycline).

Figure 1. Present listing of in and on feed antibiotics outside of VFD directive.*

Carbadox Ractopamine

Bambermycin Melengestrol

Ionophores (i.e. lasalocid and monensin) Decoquinate

Tiamulin Fenbendazole

Bacitracin Amprolium

*Unless used in combination with a VFD drug.


I thought this link was helpful: https://www.beefcattleinstitute.org/changes-antibiotics-regulations/
 
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