VFD Solution

  VFD Regulations effective January 1, 2017

For more than 30 years, TechMix has been providing solutions to keep animals drinking, eating & producing. Founded by a veterinarian, TechMix has always made animal health a priority, developing products with essential ingredients, not requiring a prescription. Working closely with the veterinary community, our products are time tested, vet approved, and designed to promote overall hydration, health and performance throughout life's challenging times.

How can TechMix help?

TechMix products do not require a VFD — we're not affected by these new regulations.
At TechMix we understand that there is a time and place for the responsible use of antibiotics in animal production. Healthier animals typically have less requirement for antibiotic treatment and research shows that ingredients used in TechMix products provide benefits for overall health and performance.

Things are getting more complicated, and we offer solutions that don't need to be. TechMix products contain essential ingredients, proven to help during stressful events, designed to help keep your animals drinking, eating and producing.

•  Birth
•  Weaning
•  Off-feed events
•  Environmental changes
•  Transport

Our products continue to be a solution as you assess your animal health programs.

This is what we've always done — it's who we are at TechMix!

 

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What is Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)?

A VFD drug is intended for use in animal feeds, and is permitted only under the professional supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Similar to a veterinary prescription, a VFD is provided to producers for medically important antibiotics used in feed, as stated by the FDA.

The Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) is the basis for interaction among veterinarians, their clients, and their patients; this is critical to the health of your animal.

All VFD records must be kept on file for 2 years by all parties (veterinarian, feed mill/distributor, herd owner).

Producers and veterinarians can still use newly deemed “medically important” antibiotics, but they will be limited to uses for prevention control and treatment of illnesses in food animals – and they will require a VFD form prior to their use.

Some livestock medication practices won’t change at all in light of the new regulations. The use of non-medically important feed-grade products are an example.

A close relationship with a veterinarian means less time and money wasted on ineffective uses of products, and more practical advice to help prevent the illnesses that require antibiotic use in the first place.

All of us involved in using these products – in animals and people alike, play a role in ensuring that they continue to work for the sake of our animals and our family members.