FDA Rule Protects Medicated Feed Use in Minor Species

By John Maday, Bovine Veterinarian

 The FDA this week confirms the effective date of December 1, 2016, for its direct final rule aimed at protecting therapeutic uses of medicated feeds for minor food-animal species. The new rule helps to address some concerns over the implementation of the FDA’s Guidance for Industry 213, which removes “production” claims such as improved growth or feed efficiency from medically important antibiotics used in feeds.

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