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Food and Drug Administration 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the new animal drug regulations to implement the veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs section of the Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996 (ADAA). On June 3, the FDA published in the Federal Register the final rule revising the VFD regulations in 21 CFR Part 558. The final rule becomes effective in 120 days. At the same time, FDA revised Guidance for Industry #120, Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation.

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The state veterinarian has broadened the restriction against poultry gatherings in a modified order that now prohibits all poultry at any swap meet in the state through the end of 2015. A previous order issued June 10 prohibited swap meets held in conjunction with a county, regional or state fair.

"As long as avian influenza is still potentially in the environment, we need to better manage the gathering of birds to ensure that we are not spreading the virus to new areas of the state," said Dr. Paul McGraw, Wisconsin State Veterinarian.

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On June 16, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) President, Dr. Jane Clark, presented Hannah Glennon of Amherst, with the State FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award at the 86th Annual State FFA Convention in Madison. This award recognizes the student who best demonstrates an understanding of veterinary practices and animal health care in Wisconsin.

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The WVMA has you covered for any occasion. We just launched WVMA apparel available to members on wvma.org. Check out the  WVMA online store and get great apparel to show off your WVMA support. To find our online store, log in, go to Member Resources and click on Member Apparel. If you don't remember your credentials for wvma.org, contact us at (608) 257-3665 or  wvma@wvma.org. We are excited to bring this opportunity to our members. Thank you for your support in veterinary medicine by being a WVMA Member!

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The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) has announced Dr. Glen Johnson, Reedsburg, as the first veterinarian to achieve Food Armor™ Accredited Veterinarian status.

To achieve this status, Dr. Johnson went through over 15 hours of continuing education on food safety and proper medication use through the Food Armor™ program. Once complete, he needed to pass a quiz evaluation with a 90 percent or greater pass rate.
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"To maintain his accreditation status, Dr. Johnson will need to renew his Food Armor™ Accreditation every two years which includes a continuing education requirement focused on program updates and updates on food safety and proper medication use," says Dr. Katie Mrdutt, Food Armor™ outreach specialist.

Dr. Johnson worked with Cattail Dairy, Wonewoc, to help achieve his accreditation. Cattail Dairy is the first farm to become Food Armor™ Certified.

"For a farm to earn Food Armor™ certification, they need to work with a Food Armor™ Accredited Veterinarian to implement and maintain a Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan for proper medication use on their farm which meets all of the requirements of the Food Armor™ program," says Dr. Mrdutt.

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