GlobalVetLINK (GVL) announced plans this week to host a free webinar titled, “Veterinary Feed Directives: Taking Action” on April 19, 2016.

The one-hour session is ideal for veterinarians, feed industry personnel and producers responsible for handling VFDs and those interested in learning what steps they can take now to prepare for the changes in veterinary oversight of commonly used antibiotics, effective January 2017.

“We’ve been involved with Veterinary Feed Directives for over 10 years and have worked closely with regulatory, biopharma and veterinary partners to ensure an easy and efficient means to managing VFD records,” explains Kaylen Henry, product manager at GVL. “We believe that now is the time for industry stakeholders to come together to learn about the rule, develop relationships and put processes in place to ensure a smooth transition on January 1st, 2017.”

Industry experts Richard Sellers and Dr. Christine Hoang are participating in the webinar and will present on VFD topics, including:

·         Veterinary Feed Directive – Industry Concerns & Challenges – Richard Sellers, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Education, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)

·         Vet Responsibilities & VCPR – Christine Hoang, DVM, MPH, CPH, Assistant Director, Division of Animal and Public Health, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

·         Action Plan – Prepare Now for Jan. 1 – Kaylen Henry, Product Manager, GlobalVetLINK

This webinar also offers one hour of RACE Certified Continuing Education (CE) credit.

Sign up for the webinar at www.globalvetlink.com/vfdstakingaction. Stay up to date with new information about VFDs from GlobalVetLINK.