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New Rules Coming For Medically Important Livestock Antibiotics


Megan Van Emon, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, MSU

Many livestock producers were impacted in 2017 by FDA Guidance for the Industry #213, also known as the Veterinary Feed Directive. Guidance #213 impacted the antimicrobials used in livestock feed and/ or water that were considered medically important. Medically important antimicrobials are those that may be used in human medicine as well as animal medicine. Guidance #213 required a veterinary-client-patientrelationship and a prescription from the veterinarian to purchase and use feed and/ or water antimicrobials in anima...