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Veterinary Feed Directive Information

New Video Available - Veterinary Feed Directive - an Overview

Starting January 1, 2017, medically important antimicrobials in medicated feed will become veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs, and the resulting VFD feed must be authorized by a licensed veterinarian and distributed and used in compliance with the VFD regulation. Also, animal producers will no longer be able to use these VFD feeds for growth promotion or feed efficiency. This video explains these changes and provides an overview of the requirements in the VFD regulation.

More Information on Veterinary Feed Directive

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Electronic Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection provide valuable efficiency to Accredited Veterinarians and their clients. Additionally, the use of electronic systems often ensures the regulatory requirements are met. Several eICVI systems exist and others are being developed. Veterinarians should contact their State Animal Health Official to obtain references to the systems that are recognized and available within their state. Below is a summary of current products available for Utah:

Universal Pros of using electronic CVI’s:

  • Time savings & improved efficiency.
  • Copies are automatically sent to shipping and receiving state offices - no postage costs and easy to comply with the new interstate traceability requirements to submit CVI’s to the State within 7 days
  • Multiple ID numbers can be imported into the certificate – no time spent writing out tag numbers
  • No need for attached sheets
  • Improved legibility and accuracy
  • Allows for real-time information exchange


 Universal Cons of using electronic CVI’s:

  • Staff training and variable proficiency
  • Learning curve
  • Initial investment costs in technology



Utah approved versions of Electronic Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection


1) AgConnect mCVI


The FREE mCVI app is currently available for free download from:

Apple’s App Store
Google Play Store.

2) USDA APHIS Form 7001

3) Veterinary Services Process Streamlining (VSPS)

Website: https://vsapps.aphis.usda.gov/vsps/

  • Developed and administered by USDA/APHIS.
  • Also offers online Coggins/EIA test form submission direct to laboratories.
  • Approved for use in all States.
  • No cost to accredited veterinarian.
  • Requires Level 2 eAuthentication with USDA. e-Authentication is a registration process that enables users to securely access USDA Web applications and services via the Internet.
  • The steps for creating a Level 2 eAuthentication account may be found on the following website: https://www.eauth.usda.gov/MainPages/index.aspx.
  • Click on “Create an Account.” On the next page select either “Request Level 2 Access,” or “Changing from Level 1 Access to Level 2 Access.” Follow the on-line instructions.


4) GlobalVetLINK LLC(GVL®)

Web site: http://www.globalvetlink.com/

The HealthLINK eCVI System includes some of the following benefits:

  • Fast, easy eCVI creation and submission for all species
  • Not free
  • Instant eCVI delivery to animal owners through MyVetLINK.com
  • Data access for animal health officials meeting ADT criteria
  • Easy-to-read standardized certificate layout
  • Precise identification including digital photos and brand images
  • Approved for use in all 50 States
  • USDA approved digital signature technology
  • Mobile capability

FAQ’s located within the "Resource Center" at the top of GVL’s website.
Sales contact: 515-817-5703
Technical support available: 515-817-5704


Presentations given at the Trich Recertification Trainings