Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)
January 1, 2017
  • A VFD Must be valid and on file prior to fulfillment of any order after January 1, 2017.
    VFD's can be written for a period of up to 6 months. And will be required on any
    supplement that contains Chlortetracycline (CTC)
  • All labeling will contain the following cautionary Statement "Caution: Federal law
    restricts medicated feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to use by
    or on the order of a licensed veterinarian" 21 CFR 558.6(a)(6)
  • Retain VFD records for a minimum of 2 years and make records available for
    inspection and coping by FDA upon request.
  • MUST have signature, you can email, fax or mail. NO verbal authorizations are
    permitted.
This information is required on a lawful VFD order:
vet’s name, address, and phone number;
client’s name, address, and phone number;
location animals specified in the VFD are located;
date of VFD issuance; and experation;
name of the VFD drug(s);
species and production class of animals to be fed the VFD feed;
approximate number of animals to be fed by the expiration date;
indication for which the VFD is issued;
level of VFD drug in the feed and duration of use;
withdrawal time, special instructions, and cautionary statements necessary for use of the drug in
conformance with the approval;
number of reorders (refills) authorized, if permitted by the drug approval, conditional approval, or index
listing;
statement: “Use of feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug in a manner other than as
directed on the labeling (extralabel use), is not permitted”;
an affirmation of intent for combination VFD drugs as described in 21 CFR 558.6(b)(6); and veterinarian’s
electronic or written signature.

You may also see the following optional information on the VFD:
a more specific description of the location of the animals (for example, by site, pen, barn, stall, tank, or
other descriptor the veterinarian deems appropriate);
the approximate age range of the animals;
the approximate weight range of the animals; and any other information the veterinarian deems
appropriate to identify the animals at issue.
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