Just as you prepare your animals for the show ring, you will need to plan with your parents and project advisors for how the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will affect your future exhibitions. This series of handouts provides information to help you understand the VFD.
The Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Update explains VFD changes that started in January 2017 that regulate how you use and access certain feed- and water- based antibiotics.
The only way to get a VFD to purchase and use certain animal health products in feed and water is to establish a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) with your veterinarian. First Steps Toward a Successful Transition provides information about successfully working with a veterinarian.
This example Veterinary Feed Directive Example Form shows the information that appears on a VFD.
You can use this form to practice filling out checklists for your livestock project.