Veterinarians completing the drug level portion of the Veterinary Feed Directive form need to know the feeding method, weight of the animals and intake modifiers, writes swine nutritionist Ralph Wilson, noting the importance of collaboration and communication. "The producer, feed supplier and his nutritionist must help the veterinarian with all this information, or the intakes will be based solely on generalized assumptions," writes Wilson, who gives examples of how to calculate drug level as grams per ton.
Completing VFD forms requires team effort, nutritionist says
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