A new drug regulation from the FDA is coming in October. The Veterinary Feed Directive will regulate the use of antibiotics in animals produced for meat consumption. Read more for the details.

According to Cornell Cooperative Extension, Veterinary Feed Directive or VFD for short, pertains to a prescription drug that is intended to be used in animal feed.

This regulation will impact producers of swine, beef and poultry more so than dairy producers. Currently the use of medications in feed for lactating animals is prohibited.


If you wish to add antibiotics to livestock feed you’ll need to work closely with a veterinarian.  Get more details about VFD at the FDA website.

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