Elanco announces the availability of FeedLINK, a web-based tool from GlobalVetLINK designed to make it quicker and easier for a veterinarian to issue a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for use with Pulmotil, an in-feed bovine respiratory disease (BRD) treatment that requires a VFD. 

Fast, easy and accurate
Within FeedLINK, a veterinarian can quickly and easily issue VFDs for a producer with multiple cattle locations. Basic information, unique animal sites and feed supplier details for each producer are saved to a veterinarian’s profile for quick recall during future use. Built-in calculators also automatically compute totals for dose and feed volume, ensuring accuracy and label compliance. 

After an eVFD is created in the system, FeedLINK automatically sends an electronic copy to the feed supplier and producer via email. Automatic reminders are sent to alert the veterinarian when a VFD is about to expire and needs to be renewed for an individual producer.

This tool meets all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for electronic signatures so users can be assured that they are complying with guidelines.

Getting started
The process is started by the veterinarian who sets up a password-protected account by going to www.globalvetlink.com or calling GlobalVetLINK directly at 515-817-5703. Once an account is verified by GlobalVetLINK, the veterinarian can issue eVFDs for producers.

With its commercial launch for cattle in late 2012, Pulmotil became the first product for the beef industry requiring a VFD. The eVFD is part of the commitment Elanco has made to providing ongoing education on product and VFD use to the industry.