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CARING FOR ANIMALS STARTS WITH CARING FOR YOU

Antibiotics are life-saving resources for humans and animals. Veterinary oversight of antibiotic use helps protect animal health and well-being while also safeguarding human health and the food supply.

At Zoetis, we are committed to advocating, innovating and collaborating to ensure that these important medications are used responsibly.

By practicing responsible use of antibiotics, we all can help maintain the effectiveness of these important resources for years to come.

RESPONSIBLE USE: OUR VIEW

Zoetis defines responsible use of antibiotics in animals as:

  • Administering the medicine under the guidance of a veterinarian
  • Following the directions on the approved product label
  • Using only the amount needed to treat the problem

THE VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a revised Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. We are committed to supporting you in the responsible use of antibiotics and helping you – and your livestock clients – make a smooth transition to the new VFD requirements. Here are three steps to get started:

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WEB RESOURCES

Responsible Use Website by Zoetis
Discover a plethora of information and resources from our industry partners to help counter misinformation among consumers.

Dairy Wellness
Connecting you directly to valuable dairy management resources and experts to help you do what you do best.

Poultry Health Today
Learn what the poultry industry is doing to promote antibiotic stewardship.