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Similar to the prescription requirement for injectable products, a veterinarian must issue a FDA-required Veterinary Feed Directive for Pulmotil® (tilmicosin)
- The VFD process requires a coordinated effort by the producer, veterinarian, feed supplier, and feed advisor
- To start the process, contact your veterinarian to establish a protocol that meets the Pulmotil® label requirements
- We encourage you and your veterinarian to contact your Elanco sales representative for more information about how to meet the requirements for fulfilling a VFD
VFD Central - your source for VFD news, insights and updates Brought to you by Elanco and Feedstuffs, VFD Central helps producers, veterinarians, and feed manufacturers find the most pertinent information in a one-stop online resource center. VFD Central is frequently updated with relevant information to help facilitate the industry's transition to a VFD approval process.
For the control of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, and Histophilus somni in groups of beef and non-lactating dairy cattle, where active BRD has been diagnosed in at least 10% of the animals in the group: Feed continuously for a single, 14 day period at 568 grams to 757 grams per ton on a 100% dry matter basis of Type C medicated feed as the sole ration to provide 12.5 mg/kg of body weight/day.
Issue VFDs electronically FeedLINK™, a web-based tool that makes it quicker and easier for a veterinarian to issue a VFD for use with Pulmotil®, is now available. The eVFD has several features that make completing the VFD process easier:
- Less paperwork — An electronic copy of any eVFD created in the system is automatically sent to the feed supplier and producer via email
- Faster fulfillment — Basic information, unique animal sites and feed supplier details for each producer are saved to a veterinarian's profile for quick recall
- Ensured accuracy — Built-in calculators automatically compute totals for dose and feed volume, ensuring accuracy and label compliance
To start the process, veterinarians can go to www.globalvetlink.com to create a password protected account, or call GlobalVetLINK directly at 515-817-5703. Once an account is created, a GlobalVetLINK representative will contact the veterinarian to verify the account information and provide on-the-spot training.