2017 rules means mineral supplementation for cattle may need VFD as well

2017 rules means mineral supplementation for cattle may need VFD as well

Glen Selk

Oklahoma State University

“Cow-calf operators will want to monitor mineral consumption closely to be certain that the label-recommended amounts are being consumed by the cattle, remembering that a VFD is now necessary for antibiotic feeding in mineral supplements,” he said. “The rancher should contact and work with a local large animal veterinarian about the appropriate VFD for his or her specific operation.”

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