Expert Notes Series

As we continue to hear questions and feedback from the industry about new regulatory changes, we’re working with our expert council to provide a series of Expert Notes to the industry to help address questions and concerns, supply additional information and educate stakeholders about compliance.

Our Expert Council is made up of industry professionals and licensed veterinarians who have partnered with us, providing years of expertise and knowledge from their fields of research and current practices. Learn more about GlobalVetLINK’s Expert Council here.

Understanding “Free Choice” and “Hand Fed” Feeds Which Include Chlortetracycline

Michael D. Apley, DVM, PhD

As the new VFD labels come into effect, a common question is the status of “free choice” and “hand fed” feeds, especially in relation to medicated mineral feeds. Free choice is defined as “a method of feeding livestock in which various feeds are kept constantly available and the feeders (animals) are allowed to balance their own diet.” Read full article

Extralabel Use of Medicated Feeds for Minor Species

J. Tyler Holck, DVM, MS, MBA

In December of 2016 the Center for Veterinary Medicine of the FDA issued a revised Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) in which the extralabel use of approved drugs in medicated feed may be considered for minor species. Minor species are defined as animals other than cattle, horses, swine, chickens, turkeys, dogs, and cats. Read full article