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The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) team is happy to announce that the 2019 Request for Applications has been posted. Applicants will choose from a pool of 190 Shortages in 44 states, the highest number of states in the program's history. Information on the application process can be found here.

We are hosting a webinar for applicants on Wednesday, March 13 at 8am ET. If there is interest among applicants, we may host additional Q&A webinars before the application deadline of close of business on Friday, April 12.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions:  vmlrp.applications@nifa.usda.gov.


...and what does this have to do with my ranch, dairy, farm, or show animals? Why are we now discussing VFD's and VFD drugs?

Beginning January 1, 2017 a certain class of livestock drugs will find their way onto the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) drug list. In 1996 Congress enacted the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA, Public Law 104-250) to regulate new animal drugs used in or on animal feed. These uses were limited to those allowed under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. These drugs were termed Veterinary Feed Directive drugs or VFD drugs. Continue reading...

10/19/16 Update

Please note the following relevant NM Board of Veterinary Medicine Rule 16.25.9.8.3.2 : "The veterinarian writing a veterinary food directive (VFD) order for premises in New Mexico must be a New Mexico-licensed veterinarian and present on the premises within the six (6) months preceding the issuance of the order.  All elements of the federal rules to issue a VFD order must be met and the issuing veterinarian must provide supporting documentation of the visit to the premises including medical records within fourteen (14) days of a request from the board to provide such documentation"

For additional information, click on the following links:

The FDA site for the Veterinary Feed Directive
List of distributors by state registered to sell the VFD drugs (to date)
List of the drugs transitioning
NM Board of Veterinary Medicine Rules
Read full story on the VFD here

See the document below, both in English and Spanish, for a discussion on how to minimize the risk of your horse getting and/or spreading the EHV-1 virus.

Minimize_Horses_EHV1_Risk.pdf
Como puede minimizar el riesgo de su caballo.pdf