New Antibiotics VFD Rules Kick In January 1, 2017

Farmers, Ranchers and Animal Producers:

Call 208 237 1111 for fast, expert assistance with new VFD rules from FDA.

New federal rules regarding the use of antibiotics for livestock producers and other commercial animal operations are taking effect on January 1, 2017.

Alpine is here to help you comply with new antibiotics rules starting January 1, 2017.

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These new rules directly affect and change the way antibiotics can be administered in feed or drinking water. What this means is that any food animal, regardless of whether or not the animal is considered a pet and not intended for food supply, will require a Veterinary Feed Directive, or VFD, or a prescription from your veterinarian.

The goal of this new directive is to safeguard animal health, and ensure a safe food supply for the nation and the world.

Specifically, a VFD is a written prescription issued by a licensed veterinarian in your state and is required to purchase and administer antibiotics to food animal species in feed or water.

Call 208 237 1111 for fast, expert assistance with new VFD rules from FDA.

Although the new regulations will change some of the ways you may currently operate, we are here to make it as easy as possible to make the transition and will continue to provide the necessary care and service you will need to comply with the new rules. Specifically, we can quickly assess your needs and write you the necessary prescriptions to keep your antibiotic programs on track.

Please call us asap at 208 237-1111 so we can get to know your operation and help you.

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We will work to get you your newly required prescriptions asap and help you understand the new requirements.

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We offer an online pharmacy on our website where you can compare prices versus other sources. We’re also happy to send you a direct quote if you contact us through our email contact forms.

You will find that our Alpine prices on medications like PPG and Tetracycline will be very competitive compared with other local sources.

These new rules from the Food and Drug Administration now essentially require anyone feeding food animals to get a veterinarians prescription before administering antibiotics to animals in their food or drinking water.

The new Veterinary Feed Directive is aimed and curtailing potential overuse of antibiotics in animal production, which can lead to more antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, making them harder to treat in the future. The experienced commercial animal veterinary staff at Alpine Animal Hospital is here to help you protect your investment while also complying with these new federal regulations.

More Information

Call Alpine today at 208 237-1111 to see how we can help you. Tell the person who answers you’d like to discuss the new Veterinary Feed Directive and we’ll connect you with our team leaders.

You get more information on the New VFD rules on the website:

And from the American Veterinary Medical Association Website: