Veterinary Feed Directive

On Jan. 1, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulations addressing on-farm antibiotic use in food-animal production went into effect. This effort was aimed at eliminating the use of medically important (to human illness) antibiotics for growth promotion purposes in food-animal production and bringing therapeutic use in feed and water – to treat, […]

US Pork Industry Makes Antibiotic Progress

The Food and Drug Administration has published its annual summary report on the sales of antibiotics. The latest data shows a 33 percent decline in the most critical class of antibiotics intended for use in food animals. When combined to the data found in the 2016 report, it confirms a 43 percent reduction in this […]

Veterinary Feed Directive

Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University, 2017 Pork Academy Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University, digs into what swine operations and veterinarians have learned about the Veterinary Feed Directive’s implementation since January 2017. Dr. Rademacher walks through several key findings and aims to address many questions from the audience. Dr. Rademacher shares data from GlobalVetLINK […]