In just a couple of years, Nathan Garner will face a one-of-a-kind job interview. His father, along with three other senior farm partners, will ask him questions and decide if he will to help run Heglar Creek Farms.
Eighteen months after full implementation of the new VFD rules for medicated feeds, most veterinarians and other stakeholders have become familiar and comfortable with the process and compliance in routine practices.
When the FDA issued its final VFD rules back in 2015, they also released a draft guidance for industry offering answers to anticipated questions regarding application of the rules in common and unusual circumstances.
Inspectors tested and discovered a harmful chemical in tainted sewer sludge from the Lapeer, Michigan waste water treatment plant, back in 2017. Those solids were used for fertilizer. Today, it’s still not an option.
Several health-care companies are examining options for their animal-health business looking to replicate the success of Zoetis Inc., whose shares have almost tripled in value since it separated from Pfizer Inc. in 2013.