Prepare for implementation in advance to help ensure compliance Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) and Jan. 1, 2017. These are two phrases people in the cattle industry have heard together a lot in the past year. Jan. 1, 2017, is the deadline for implementing the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) VFD regulation, which will require a VFD for all medically important antibiotics (those important in human and animal health) administered in feed and a veterinary prescription for all medically important antibiotics used in water....
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