OSU Extension Connecting The Ohio State University to Ohioans CFAES

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VFD

Veterinary Feed Directive for Livestock Producers including 4-H/FFA Exhibitors

Many people have requested information, and there is much talk about the Food and Drug Administration’s new ruling on the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) which takes effect January 1, 2017. The directive will significantly impact many practices, producers and veterinarians, but will benefit the health of our population in the long term. The VFD information was discussed at 2016 Assuring Quality Care for Animals sessions across the state because it will affect youth exhibition animals too.