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Veterinary Feed Directive dinner meeting set for Sept. 27 in Uniontown

K-State veterinarian will discuss how livestock producers will be affected in day-to-day feeding.

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FORT SCOTT, Kan. -- Changes to the law on Jan. 1, 2017 will require that certain types of medicated livestock feeds can only be purchased with a valid Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) from a licensed veterinarian. The changes also require that the producer and a veterinarian have a Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR).

K-State Research and Extension will host a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Uniontown High School in Uniontown, Kansas to provide information for livestock producers about changes in the law that will affect their ability to use certain types of medicated livestock feeds.

The meeting, sponsored by Union State Bank and hosted by the Southwind Extension District and Bourbon County and Allen County Kansas Livestock Association, will feature Kansas State University veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek. After dinner, Hanzlicek will explain what is currently known about the VFD and what livestock producers need to do to continue to feed certain types of medicated feeds.

To learn more about what this means to you and your livestock business, register to attend this meeting by calling the Southwind Extension District – Fort Scott office at (620) 223-3720.