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: