Extralabel Use of Medicated Feeds, Including Veterinary Feed Directive Drugs, for Minor Species

Comment on this policy

The AVMA recommends the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) amend the Compliance Policy Guide 615.115 (Extralabel Use of Medicated Feeds for Minor Species) to accommodate extralabel use of medicated feeds, including Veterinary Feed Directive drugs, for minor species.  The AVMA believes that given the paucity of approved drugs for minor species, an allowance for extralabel use of medicated feeds in minor species under veterinary oversight would best serve food safety, animal health and welfare, and public health.