Veterinary Feed Directive Module - Now Available
January 6, 2017

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's National Veterinary Accreditation Program announced the availability of a new training, Module 29 Veterinary Feed Directive. NVAP worked with the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine and Iowa State's Center for Food Security and Public Health to create this training.

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the need for antibiotic stewardship in regard to antibiotic resistance;
  • Understand the FDA's regulatory oversight of animal drugs;
  • Describe the federally-defined key elements of a lawful veterinarian-client-patient relationship; "
  • Recognize the classes and uses of antibiotics requiring a Veterinary Feed Directive;
  • Describe the components of a complete VFD;
  • Understand the recordkeeping requirements associated with a VFD;
  • Apply expiration date and duration of use guidelines to a VFD; and
  • Locate additional resources related to VFDs.
The module, which is free of charge and does not require a user name or password, is available at http://aast.cfsph.iastate.edu/VFD/index.htm.