MSU Cascade County Extension will host a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) short course for producers who feed or use antibiotics to their cattle, sheep, or swine. The (VFD) was developed by the Food and Drug Administration and will impact how producers feed their livestock. The VFD impacts feed-grade antibiotics that are “medically important” or those antibiotics that are utilized in both human and animal medicine. The VFD rule will be implemented on January 1, 2017 and producers will need to know how to comply.
In preparation for the rule, MSU Extension Beef Specialists, Megan Van Emon and Rachel Endecott, and Montana Veterinary Medical Association President-Elect, Katie Rein, will be presenting information at the Montana ExpoPark’s Paddock Club in Great Falls on September 12 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This meeting will focus on the VFD basics, label changes, veterinary-client-patient-relationships, required information on a VFD form, impacts on minor species, and other helpful information.
All meeting attendees will be provided the information in a helpful binder. The binder of information and meetings are funded through the Western Extension Risk Management Education Center.
Please RSVP to the MSU Cascade County Extension office at (406) 454-6980 by September 9, 2016.
Contact Megan Van Emon (406) 874-8286 or email@example.com for short course information. For more information, please visit the MSU Beef Extension website: http://animalrangeextension.montana.edu/beef/VFD.html.