Drugs Entering Veterinary Feed Directive Status

Beginning January 1, 2017 the following drugs will transition from Over-the-Counter status to Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) status. Be aware that this list may change at any time so please visit the FDA guidance website for the most up-to-date listing of affected drugs at: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/ucm071807.htm

Drugs transitioning to VFD status

Drug Name

Example Brand Names

Chlortetracycline

Aureomycin, CLTC, CTC, Chloratet, Chlorachel, ChlorMax, Chlortetracycline, Deracin, Inchlor, Pennchlor, Pfichlor

Chlortetracycline/Sulfamethazine*

Aureo S, Aureomix S, Pennchlor S

Chlortetracycline/Sulfamethazine/Penicillin*

Aureomix 500, Chlorachel/Pficlor SP, Pennchlor SP, ChlorMax SP

Hygromycin B

Hygromix

Lincomycin

Lincomix

Oxytetracycline

TM, OXTC, OTC, Oxytetracycline, Pennox, Terramycin

Oxytetracycline/Neomycin*

Neo-Oxy, Neo-Terramycin

Penicillin

Penicillin, Penicillin G Procaine

Sulfadimethoxine/Ormetoprim*

Rofenaid, Romet

Tylosin

Tylan, Tylosin, Tylovet

Tylosin/Sulfamethazine*

Tylan Sulfa G, Tylan Plus Sulfa G, Tylosin Plus Sulfamethazine

Virginiamycin

Stafac, Virginiamycin, V-Max


*Fixed-ratio combination drug

Note: Apramysin, erythromycin, neomycin (alone), oleandomycin (currently only approved for production uses), sulfamerazine, and sulfaquinoxaline are also approved for use in feed and are expected to transition to VFD status, but are not marketed at this time. They will require a VFD order if they return to market after January 1, 2017. 

Current VFD Drugs

Drug Name

Example Brand Names

Avilamycin

Kavault

Florfenicol

Aquaflor, Nuflor

Tilmicosin

Pulmotil, Tilmovet

Tylvalosin

Aivlosin

Beginning January 1, 2017, all products containing the aforementioned drugs will require the following statement: Caution: Federal law restricts medicated feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Be aware that this is a complete listing of all VFD drugs and does not reflect the inventory of VFD drugs stocked by Famo Feeds, Inc. This is only to be used as reference material and not as legal documentation. If you are unsure if they drug you are using is VFD regulated, please contact your Famo Feeds representative for clarification. 

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