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Tool helps veterinarians, producers adopt changes to VFD

What’s old is new again. What’s new is the June 3 announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it would publish final regulations for the long-anticipated and much discussed Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). The final VFD willaffect multiple animal health areas, such as pharmaceutical companies, veterinarians and producers.

While the animal health industry will see changes in many areas, one specific challenge will be the documentation for compliance regarding VFDs. GlobalVetLINK released a system more than 7 years ago that provides a digital solution for VFD communication and compliance, branded FeedLINK®.

FeedLINK is being used today by veterinarians across the U.S. who have already written thousands of VFDs using GVL’s real-time system. GlobalVetLINK is working quickly to identify needed modifications to the system due to the new ruling; however, with a proven system in place, implementation of these changes will happen seamlessly. GlobalVetLINK CEO, Cliff Smith stated, “GlobalVetLINK is in a great position to respond to the needs of the industry and aid in compliance and communication for each segment of animal health stakeholders.” Smith went on to say “The FeedLINK system is a digital solution already in place for stakeholders to focus animal health and wellness rather than processing paperwork.”

GlobalVetLINK is already working with veterinarians, producers, feed mills, pharmaceutical companies, and other stakeholders to support their efforts in this transition. For more information about FeedLINK, visit or call 515-817-5701.