New antibiotic rules in food animal health discussed

Michigan State University Extension offers a webinar discussing the upcoming changes to VEF regulations for Michigan’s pork producers.

The Michigan State University Extension pork team is working to bring an educational opportunity to Michigan pork producers that discusses the changes being made to veterinary feed directive regulations. New antibiotic rules in food animal heath will be the topic of discussion during an educational event offered via webinar for producers. This session is focused on providing information to producers on what the changes to food grade medications will be, including the changes to water soluble medications. Geared to accommodate all sizes of pork operations, the information presented will benefit those involved in the swine industry and who utilize feed grad antibiotics or water soluble medications.

Throughout this session, participants will hear from industry experts on various different topics, including what medications are affected, how the VDF process works, creating a veterinarian, client, patient relationship and how those that grind their own feed will be affected. The information provided will help producers prepare for January 1, 2017, when the new regulations take place. This educational event is offered free of charge to all attendees.

The webinar will be held on October 12, 2016, starting at 1 p.m. Following the information portion of the webinar, a question and answer session will be held so that producers can get information about things that were not covered or clarify specific details. Producers can join the webinar by going to You may also call into the webinar using the number 646-558-8656 and webinar ID: 136 958 217. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, the recorded session will be posted on the MSU Extension website for producers to access at their leisure.

Questions regarding this educational session can be directed to Beth Ferry at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 269-876-274, or Dr. Madonna Gemus at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 517-614-8875.

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