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Animal Pharmaceutical Companies Work Together to Ease VFD Transition

GlobalVetLINK announced all current and transition Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) drugs now are active in its electronic system. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Boyd Kidwell)

In preparation for expanded Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs) the first of the year, GlobalVetLINK (GVL) announced current and transition FDA-approved VFD drugs are now active in its FeedLINK Electronic VFD system.

Veterinarians are able to write VFDs for all drugs that will transition to VFD status as long as they use the effective date of January 1, 2017. Drugs and combinations still under evaluation by FDA or drug manufacturers will be added as they are finalized and the system updates.

Kaylen Henry, GVL product manager, said "we have worked with all the major animal health companies to update the drug label information in our system, and will continue to update these as any additional changes are made."

GVL announced partnerships with animal health companies including Elanco, Huvepharma, Merck Animal Health, Pharmgate and Phibro Animal Health Corporation and Zoetis.

The FeedLINK VFD system is a tool for veterinarians, feed distributors and producers to help them manage VFDs in a compliant, online software platform. For more information go to www.globalvetlink.com

(VM/AG)