FARAD provides a wealth of information regarding food animal drugs and safety.

The FDA can prohibit use of an entire class of drugs in selected animal species. They can also limit the prohibition on extra-label use to specific species, indications, dosage forms, routes of administration, or a combination of these.

A Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) or VFD Order is a written statement from a licensed veterinarian that authorizes a client to obtain and use a VFD drug in or on animal feed in accordance with label directions that are approved or indexed by the FDA.

Use classes for Major Food Animal Species, Companion Animal Species and Minor Species have been extracted from Appendix III of FDA Guidance for Industry (GFI) 191. Tables for cattle, swine and poultry (chickens and turkeys) can be printed for easy reference.

View a list of all the digest published by FARAD members since 1997. Topics include extra-label use of oxytetracycline, penicillin and ivermectin to name a few. As well are discussions regarding drugs available for small ruminants and game bird species.

Here you will find a list of useful links related to Food Animal Safety. Examples include links to regulatory agencies, international agencies, quality assurance programs, and regulations and compliance policy guidelines.

Extra-label drug use is the use of an approved drug in a manner that is not in accordance with the approved labeling, yet meets the conditions set forth by the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994 (AMDUCA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.