Cattlemen's Webinar Series

 Don't Get Caught Off Guard - Preparing For Changing Antibiotic Regulations

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October 27, 2016,  7 p.m. Central

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The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for medically important feed-grade antibiotics will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017. Join the webinar to hear the latest information on how cattlemen and the cattle industry can prepare for these changing antibiotic use regulations. Mike Murphy DVM, JD, PhD (FDA Veterinary Medical Officer, Office of the Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine) and Tom Portillo, DVM (Manager of Animal Health & Wellbeing, Friona Industries and 2016/17 President of Academy of Veterinary Consults) will provide brief presentations followed by a Question & Answer session.

Speaker Bios:

Tom A. Portillo, DVM

Tom graduated from Colorado State University CVMBS in 1997 and spent 3 years in rural mixed animal practice in New Mexico and Arizona. He returned to Colorado in 2000 to join a 100% feedlot consultation and research practice until 2007. For the next 3 years, Tom worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a technical services veterinarian where duties included feedlot industry support, marketing and sales support and pre and post approval research. Tom returned to private practice in 2011 to focus on beef stocker and feedlot consultation and equine clinical practice before taking a full time position with Friona Industries as manager of Animal Health and Wellbeing. Tom currently resides in Amarillo Texas with his wife Jacque and their four children William, Jarod, Audrey and Veronica.

Mike Murphy, DVM, JD, PhD

Mike Murphy, DVM, JD, PhD is a Veterinary Medical Officer in the Office of the Director in the Center for Veterinary Medicine in the Food and Drug Administration, where he has served for 7 years. Mike’s focus on the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule has been the veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR). Prior to joining FDA, after practicing in a mixed animal practice, Mike was a clinical and diagnostic veterinary toxicology in the Texas and Minnesota veterinary diagnostic laboratories. In addition to his diagnostic work at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Mike taught veterinary students, graduate students and conducted applied research.


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