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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