University of Maryland Extension

Understanding the Veterinary Feed Directive Webinar

When: 
Thursday, Sep. 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: 
online-webinar
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
Drs.
Description/Notes: 

This webinar will provide an overview of the 2015 Veterinary Feed Directive rule and the use of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals. Starting on January 1, 2017, veterinarians will have to write a VFD or prescription for medically important antibiotics (examples- penicillin or sulfa) use in livestock feed and those antibiotics can only be used to treat specific health concerns.  The webinar will include a discussion on the implementation of the VFD rule in Maryland and nationwide. 

Webinar presenters will include Drs. Michael W. Radebaugh, State Veterinarian/Chief Animal Health, Maryland Department of Agriculture and Michael Murphy, Food and Drug Administration.

Cost: 
Free
Contact: 
Sarah Everhart
Contact Email: 
severhart@law.umaryland.edu
Contact Phone: 
410-458-2475
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