Thursday, December 21, 2017

FDA Clarifies Approved Free-Choice Feeding Options for Anaplasmosis Control in Cattle

In January 2017, FDA and animal drug manufacturers completed the voluntary transition of antimicrobial drugs of medical importance used in animal feed to Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) marketing status under Guidance for Industry (GFI) #213.

Since that time, the FDA has received questions from stakeholders relating to certain uses of free-choice medicated feeds (products that contain one or more animal drugs and are placed in feeding or grazing areas for animals to freely consume) for the control of active infection of anaplasmosis in cattle. Some of these questions involved uses of such feeds that are not in compliance with currently approved use conditions.

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