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IN SHORTFDA UPDATES GUIDE ON VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVES

Veterinarians in agriculture have expanded use of veterinary feed directives, which are like prescriptions, since regulators started requiring more oversight of antimicrobial use.

In March, Food and Drug Administration officials published a draft update to guidance that is supposed to help answer questions from veterinarians, feed makers and sellers, farmers, and others about those orders from veterinarians. That document, Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers, is available in PDF format at https://jav.ma/VFDQA.

Since January 2017, antimicrobials considered important for human medicine can be administered in livestock feed only