Safe-Guard Dewormer 20% Type A Medicated Article

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Safe-Guard Dewormer 20% Type A Medicated Article

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

(fenbendazole)

CATTLE: Dairy and Beef Cattle

SWINE: Growing pigs, gilts, pregnant sows, and boar

HORSES

Zoo and Wildlife Animals

Growing Turkeys

MUST BE MIXED BEFORE FEEDING ACCORDING TO DIRECTIONS AND PERMITTED CLAIMS. FOR USE IN MANUFACTURED FEEDS ONLY.

ACTIVE DRUG INGREDIENT: Fenbendazole 200 grams per kilogram (90.7 grams per pound).

INERT INGREDIENTS: Roughage Products or Roughage Products and Calcium Carbonate; and Mineral Oil or Soybean Oil.

Cattle: Dairy And Beef Cattle

FOR THE REMOVAL AND CONTROL OF:

Lungworms: (Dictyocaulus viviparus).

Stomach worms: Barberpole worms (Haemonchus contortus), brown stomach worms (Ostertagia ostertagi), small stomach worms (Trichostrongylus axei).

Intestinal worms: Hookworms (Bunostomum phlebotomum), thread-necked intestinal worms (Nematodirus helvetianus), small intestinal worms (Cooperia punctata & C. oncophora).

Bankrupt worms: (Trichostrongylus colubriformis).

Nodular worms: (Oesophaogostomum radiatum).

Dosage Regimen:

5 mg fenbendazole per kg body weight in a one (1) day treatment (2.27 mg fenbendazole per pound).

Example Of Mixing And Feeding Rates For Safe-guard® 20% Type A Medicated Article

For a one (1) day treatment, mix the following quantities of SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article into the daily ration according to body weight and number of cattle per pen.

Amount of SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article for:

Body Weight

10 Cattle

20 Cattle

100 Cattle

lbs.

kg

g

lbs.

g

lbs.

g

lbs.

200

90.7

23

0.05

46

0.10

230

0.5

400

181.4

46

0.10

92

0.20

460

1.0

600

272.2

69

0.15

138

0.30

690

1.5

800

362.9

92

0.20

184

0.40

920

2.0

1000

453.6

114

0.25

228

0.50

1140

2.5

1400

635.0

160

0.35

320

0.70

1600

3.5

Feed as the sole ration for one (1) day. No prior withdrawal of feed or water necessary. When feed containing SAFE-GUARD® has been fed for 1 day and blended according to the above rates based on weight and number of cattle treated, a total intake of 2.27 mg fenbendazole per pound of body weight is assured. Cattle feed containing SAFE-GUARD® can be fed pelleted or as meal.

FREE-CHOICE FEEDS: Free-choice feed must be formulated to provide a total of 5 mg per kg body weight over 3 to 6 days. (Only a licensed medicated feed mill may manufacture the dry or liquid free choice feeds following the approved formulas.)

Under conditions of continued exposure to parasites, retreatment may be needed after 4 to 6 weeks.

General Use Directions

It is recommended that SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article be diluted before addition to the feed. A dilution of one part of SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article and nine parts of grain carrier is the suggested working premix. The working premix is then blended with the complete feed mixture. Thoroughly mix both working premix and complete feed to ensure complete and uniform distribution of the SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article.

Safe-Guard Dewormer 20% Type A Medicated Article Caution

Due to the possible variation in animal feeding behavior, underdosing may occur in individual animals. Underdosing may encourage the development of parasite resistance. It is recommended that parasite resistance be monitored following the use of any anthelmintic with the use of a fecal egg count reduction test program.

Warning

KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains more detailed occupational safety information. To report adverse effects, obtain an MSDS, or for assistance contact customer service at 1-800-441-8272.

RESIDUE WARNING: Cattle must not be slaughtered within 13 days following last treatment. For dairy cattle, the milk discard time is zero hours. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal..

Swine: Growing Pigs, Gilts, Pregnant Sows, And Boars

FOR THE REMOVAL AND CONTROL OF:

Lungworms: (Metastrongylus apri, Metastrongylus pudendotectus).

Gastrointestinal worms: Adult and larvae (L3, L4 stages, liver, lung, intestinal forms); large roundworms (Ascaris suum); nodular worms (Oesophagostomum dentatum, O. quadrispinulatum); small stomach worms (Hyostrongylus rubidus); whipworms, adult and larvae (L2, L3, L4 stages - intestinal mucosal forms), (Trichuris suis).

Kidney worms: Adult and larvae (Stephanurus dentatus).

Dosage Regimen

9 mg fenbendazole per kg body weight (4.08 mg fenbendazole per pound) to be fed as the sole ration over a period of 3 to 12 days.

EXAMPLE OF MIXING AND FEEDING RATES FOR SAFE-GUARD® 20% TYPE A MEDICATED ARTICLE

Average daily feed consumption

Amount of SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article added to each ton of swine feed based on weight and average feed consumption

Treatment Period

Pig. Wt. (lbs.)

lbs. of Feed

3 Days

6 Days

12 Days

lbs.

Grams

lbs.

Grams

lbs.

Grams

30

2.25

0.40

182

0.20

91

0.10

46

50

3.20

0.47

213

0.24

107

0.12

54

75

4.25

0.53

241

0.27

121

0.14

61

100

5.30

0.57

258

0.29

129

0.15

65

150

6.80

0.66

301

0.33

151

0.17

76

200

8.00

0.75

341

0.38

171

0.19

86

Feed as the sole ration for three (3) to twelve (12) consecutive days. No prior withdrawal of feed or water necessary. When feed containing SAFE-GUARD® has been blended according to the above rates based on pig weight and average daily feed consumption, and is then fed for 3-12 days, a total intake of 9 mg fenbendazole per kilogram body weight (4.08 mg fenbendazole per pound) is assured. Swine feeds containing SAFE-GUARD® can be fed pelleted or as meal.

General Use Directions

It is recommended that SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article be diluted before addition to the feed. A dilution of one part of SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article and nine parts of grain carrier is the suggested working premix. The working premix is then blended with the complete feed mixture. Thoroughly mix both working premix and complete feed to ensure complete and uniform distribution of the SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article.

Warning

KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains more detailed occupational safety information. To report adverse effects, obtain an MSDS, or for assistance contact customer service at 1-800-441-8272.

RESIDUE WARNING: There is no pre-slaughter withdrawal period as SAFE-GUARD® can be fed to day of slaughter.

Horses

FOR THE CONTROL OF:

Large strongyles: (Strongylus edentatus, S. equinus, S. vulgaris, Triodontophorus spp.) Small strongyles: (Cyathostomum spp., Cylicocyclus spp., Cylicostephanus spp.) Pinworms: (Oxyuris equi) Ascarids: (Parascaris equorum)

Dosage Regimen:

For the control of large strongyles, small strongyles, and pinworms the recommended dose is 5 mg fenbendazole per kg body weight (2.27 mg fenbendazole per pound) in a ONE (1) DAY treatment. For the control of ascarids the recommended dose is 10 mg fenbendazole per kg body weight (4.54 mg fenbendazole per pound) in a ONE (1) DAY treatment.

All horses must be eating normally to ensure that each animal consumes an adequate amount of the medicated feed.

Example Of Mixing And Feeding Rates For Safe-guard® 20% Type A Medicated Article

For a ONE (1) DAY treatment, mix the following quantities of SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article into the daily ration according to body weight and dose.

Amount of SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article

Body Weight

For dose of 2.27 mg fenbendazole/lb body weight

For dose of 4.54 mg fenbendazole/lb body weight

lbs.

grams

grams

200

2.27

4.54

400

4.54

9.08

600

6.81

13.62

800

9.08

18.16

1000

11.35

22.70

1200

13.62

27.24

Feed for ONE (1) DAY as above. No prior withdrawal of feed or water is necessary. Horse feed containing SAFE-GUARD® 20% can be fed pelleted or as a meal.

Regular deworming at intervals of 6 to 8 weeks may be required due to the possibility of reinfection.

GENERAL USE DIRECTIONS:

It is recommended that SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article be diluted before addition to the feed. A dilution of one part of SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article and nine parts of grain carrier is the suggested working premix. The working premix is then blended with the complete feed mixture. Thoroughly mix both working premix and complete feed to ensure complete and uniform distribution of the SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article.

ANIMAL SAFETY: There are no known contraindications for the use of fenbendazole in horses. Side effects associated with SAFE-GUARD® 20% (fenbendazole) could not be established in well-controlled safety studies in horses with single doses as high as 454 mg/lb (1,000 mg/kg) and 15 consecutive daily doses of 22.7 mg/lb (50 mg/kg).

SAFE-GUARD® 20% (fenbendazole) has been evaluated for safety in pregnant mares during all stages of gestation with doses as high as 11.4 mg/lb (25 mg/kg) and in stallions with doses as high as 11.4 mg/lb (25 mg/kg). No adverse effects on reproduction were detected.

Warning

KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATION OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains more detailed occupational safety information. To report adverse effects, obtain an MSDS, or for assistance contact customer service at 1-800-441-8272.

RESIDUE WARNING: Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.

Zoo And Wildlife Animals

FOR THE REMOVAL AND CONTROL OF:

Internal parasites in hoofed zoo and wildlife animals (see dosage section for specific parasites, animal species and required doses).

DOSE/DOSAGE REGIMENS:

Host Animal

Recommended Treatment for

mg Fenbendazole/kg
Body Wt./Day
x Days of Treatment

Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis)

lungworms: (Protostrongylus spp.)

10 mg x 3

Feral Swine (Sus scrofa)

kidney worms: (Stephanurus dentatus),

roundworms: (Ascaris suum),

nodular worms: (Oesophagostomum dentatum)

3 mg x 3

Ruminants - subfamily antilopinae:

Persian gazelles (Gazella subgutturosa subgutturosa)

Addra gazelle (Gazella dama ruficollis)

Slenderhorn Gazelle (Gazella leptoceros)

Kenya impala (Aepyceros melampus rendilis)

Roosevelt’s gazelle (Gazella granti roosevelti)

Indian blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)

Mhorr gazelle (Gazella dama mhorr)

Thomson’s gazelles (Gazella thomsoni thomsoni)

Ruminants - subfamily hippotraginae:

Addax (Addax nasomasculatus)

Angolan roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus cottoni)

Fringed-ear oryx (Oryx gazella callotis)

Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx)

Ruminants - subfamily caprinae:

Armenian mouflon (Ovis orientalis gmelini)

Russian saiga (Saiga tatarica)

small stomach worms: (Trichostrongylus spp.),

thread-necked intestinal worms: (Nematodirus spp.),

barberpole worms: (Haemonchus spp.),

whipworms: (Trichuris spp.)

2.5 mg x 3

It is recommended that the user exercise judgmental expertise as needed for retreatment within six (6) weeks. This would depend upon the conditions of continued exposure to parasites, condition of treated animals, and ambient temperatures.

GENERAL USE DIRECTIONS:

SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article must be mixed according to directions and at correct concentrations based upon the species to be treated. It is recommended that SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article be diluted before addition to the feed. The correct proportions of premix and feed ingredients should be established for blending into the complete feed. This premix and feed ingredient combination should be thoroughly and uniformly mixed with the complete feed.

SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article can be fed to adult and young animals either in a mash or pelleted feed. No prior withdrawal of feed or water is necessary.

Warning

KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains more detailed occupational safety information. To report adverse effects, obtain an MSDS, or for assistance contact customer service at 1-800-441-8272.

ANIMAL SAFETY: No contraindications for the use of fenbendazole in a zoo environment have been established. Administration to breeding and pregnant ruminants at 2 to 22 times the recommended dose has had no apparent adverse effect.

RESIDUE WARNING: Do not use 14 days before or during the hunting season.

Growing Turkeys

FOR THE REMOVAL AND CONTROL OF:

Gastrointestinal worms: Roundworms, adults and larvae (Ascaridia dissimilis); Cecal worms, adults and larvae (Heterakis gallinarum), an important vector of Histomonas meleagridis (Blackhead).

DOSAGE REGIMEN:

14.5 g fenbendazole/ton of feed, to be fed as the sole ration for 6 days.

GENERAL USE DIRECTIONS:

It is recommended that SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article be diluted before addition to the feed. A dilution of one part of SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article and nine parts of grain carrier is the suggested working premix. The working premix is then blended with the complete feed mixture. Thoroughly mix both working premix and complete feed to ensure complete and uniform distribution of the SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A Medicated Article.

FEEDING DIRECTIONS:

Medicated feed containing fenbendazole should be fed as the sole ration for six (6) consecutive days to growing turkeys only. No prior withdrawal of feed or water necessary. Growing turkey feeds containing SAFE-GUARD® can be fed pelleted or as meal.

Warning

KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains more detailed occupational safety information. To report adverse effects, obtain an MSDS, or for assistance contact customer service at 1-800-441-8272.

RESIDUE WARNING: There is no pre-slaughter withdrawal period as SAFE-GUARD® can be fed to day of slaughter.

CONSULT YOUR VETERINARIAN FOR ASSISTANCE IN THE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, AND CONTROL OF PARASITISM

STORE AT OR BELOW 25°C (77°F). EXCURSIONS UP TO 40°C (104°F) ARE PERMITTED.

Distributed by: Intervet Inc., Millsboro, DE 19966

NADA # 131-675, Approved by FDA

Net Weight

 

25 pounds (11.34 kg)

784628-B

NAC No.: 10473891

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