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.
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...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...
Please note the following relevant NM Board of Veterinary Medicine Rule 188.8.131.52.3.2 : "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"
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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.