FDA issues final rule on vets' role in antibiotic use on farms

The FDA published a final rule on Tuesday on the Veterinary Feed Directive, which requires veterinary oversight of medically important antibiotics added to animal feed for specific animal health purposes.

Publication of the rule coincides with a White House summit on antibiotic resistance.

Changes from the proposed rule include a provision that veterinarians follow state-defined veterinary-client-patient-relationship requirements, where applicable, and clarification of

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