I Have NEVER met a producer who gives medication for no reason.
As, similarly, stated already, spend any amount of time on here and you will read of many folks administering LA200 or LA300 or whatever Antibiotic they have on hand, because their cow/calf/bull was looking odd, was a little off, had a cough, blew some snot, was limping, had a lump, etc. without taking taking the time to get a set of vital signs on the animal, such as respiratory rate, heart rate, temperature etc. I have read, many times, where something was given when there was no idea what may have even been wrong. I'm not saying call the vet for every little thing, but what I am saying is that every little thing doesn't necessarily need an antibiotic.
I also think, as someone else stated, that this has more to do with control over how we manage our herds, run our life, than it does concern about the use of Oxytet etc.
I also don't think that this is some big plan by our veterinarians, as the few I have spoken with, view the new VFD as more of a PIA than anything, and that the last thing THEY need is more paperwork & regulations. It will not result in huge financial benefits for them.
And Bigfoot........ pretty much everything IS already regulated, to some degree or another.
This is/will be just one more step closer to vertical integration for the beef industry, as has happened to pork & poultry.
We discussed topics like these, a bunch of years ago, and it is beginning to come to fruition.