Effective January 1, 2017, all livestock producers that use antibiotic medicated feeds to prevent, treat or control animal health issues will be required to get a written order or Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) from a Veterinarian to purchase and feed these feeds. The regulation will only affect antibiotics administered in feed or water for livestock.
- The Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation will affect all food producing animals (sheep, goat, swine, poultry, beef cattle, dairy cattle) in relation to medicated feeds. Currently, there are no feed antimicrobials labeled for rabbits.
- Youth Livestock Programs and the Veterinary Feed Directive Brochure
- Veterinary Feed Directive Webpage