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Drugs Transitioning from Over-the-Counter (OTC) to Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Status
Upon completion of their voluntary transition from OTC to VFD, all feed uses of the following drugs, alone and in a combination, will require a VFD as of January 1, 2017, except in cases where a sponsor chooses to voluntarily withdraw the drug application:

Drugs Transitioning From OTC to VFD Status

Established drug name

Examples of proprietary drug name(s) $

chlortetracycline (CTC)

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


Aureo S, Aureomix S, Pennchlor S


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

hygromycin B




oxytetracycline (OTC)

TM, OXTC, Oxytetracycline, Pennox, Terramycin


Neo-Oxy, Neo-Terramycin


Penicillin, Penicillin G Procaine


Rofenaid, Romet


Tylan, Tylosin, Tylovet


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


Stafac, Virginiamycin, V-Max

Note: apramycin, erythromycin, neomycin (alone), oleandomycin+, 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. If they return to the market after January 1, 2017, they will require a VFD.
$Type A medicated articles used to manufacture medicated feed, all products may not be marketed at
this time
*Fixed-ratio, combination drug
+Currently only approved for production uses

Current VFD Drugs

Established drug name

Proprietary drug name(s) $




Aquaflor, Nuflor


Pulmotil, Tilmovet



$Type A medicated articles used to manufacture medicated feed

This information is up-to-date as of August 8, 2016. As the industry transitions, CVM anticipates additional changes during the coming months to this information. Please check the link below for the most recent updates:


August 29, 2016

RE:  Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for Producers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its animal drug regulations regarding veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs. FDA's current VFD regulation established requirements relating to the distribution and use of VFD drugs and animal feeds containing such drugs. This amendment is intended to improve the efficiency of FDA's VFD program while protecting human and animal health.

As a result of this amendment, many drugs that are currently considered over the counter (OTC) will require a VFD, effective January 1, 2017; likewise any drug that currently requires a VFD will continue in that status of requiring a VFD. A list of all of the effected drugs is attached (FDA drug table).

If you intend to feed an animal feed containing a VFD drug or a combination VFD drug, you must:

      • only feed animal feed bearing or containing a VFD drug or a combination VFD drug (a VFD feed or combination VFD feed) to animals based on a VFD issued by a licensed veterinarian;
      • not feed a VFD feed or combination VFD feed to animals after the expiration date on the VFD;
      • provide a copy of the VFD order to the feed distributor if the issuing veterinarian sends the distributor’s copy of the VFD through you, the client;
      • maintain a copy of the VFD order for a minimum of 2 years; and provide VFD orders for inspection and copying by FDA upon request.

Use of a VFD feed requires professional supervision of a licensed veterinarian (the veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) is the basis of professional supervision). Producers must obtain a VFD order from their veterinarian, then send, or take, the VFD order to a feed manufacturer or supplier to get the VFD feed. Producers who manufacture their own feed must have a VFD in order to get the medicated VFD feed to manufacture from. Producers who also manufacture feed for others should be aware that they are acting as a distributor and additional requirements apply.

More information on manufacturing and distributing VFD feeds as well as any of this information and more can be found online by visiting the FDA’s website at:

You can also refer to the FDA brochure attached with this letter for more producer information on VFD’s.

Mark Lueking
Mark Lueking
Managing Director - Cargill Feed & Nutrition US

Veterinary Feed Directive Producer Requirements
Veterinary Feed Directive Producer Requirements

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Below is a list of items carried at Runnings that are affected.

Effective January 1, 2017 these items will require a VFD to purchase and will only be available for purchase in-store:

SKU Description Manf. #
224-0305 DURALIFE® 20/20 Enhanced Medicated Calf Milk Replacer, 25 lb. 482662
6125-0019 Terramycin® Crumbles -2 Gram Medicated, 50 lb. 4574-M
6555-0333 Aureomycin® Crumbles, -4 Gram Medicated, 50 lb. 6672
395-3989 Milk Products Sav-A-Caf® Scours & Pneumonia Treatment Complete, 6 lb. 01-7530-0216

Due to the following items moving to prescription only, these items will no longer be available at Runnings after December 31, 2016:

SKU Description Manf. #
224-0240 Manna Pro® Calf Medic Plus™ Medicated Calf Milk Replacer, 8 oz. 00-9430-0843
6555-2551 Aureomycin - 5lbs. 00-7063-3236
6555-2409 Manna Pro® Scour-Ease® Medicated All-in-OneCalf Milk Replacer, 8 oz. 00-9424-0276
395-6119 AgriLabs®Di-Methox® Solution 12.5%, 1 Gallon (Sulfadimethoxine 12.5 Solution) 14588923
6390-2695 Aspen® Sulfadimethoxine Soluble Powder, 107 gram (Sulfadimethoxine Powder) 11582462 / 18001611
395-2469 Aspen® Terra-Vet® 10 Soluble Powder, 6.4 oz. / 10 gm 16393372
395-4302 Bimeda® Neomed® 325 Soluble Powder, 100 gram (Neomix Soluble Powder) 1NEO013 / 11568748/
395-0746 Bimeda® LinxMed-SP® Soluble Powder, 40 gram (Lincomix Soluble Powder) 1LIN004 / 11548554
7058-2406 Aureo Sulmet Powder, 4 oz 19865300
395-0296 Boehringer Ingelheim Sulmet® Oblets® 5g, 50 Count 18956213 / 471011000


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