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Safe-Guard Equi-bits Top Dress Pellets

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

(fenbendazole)

Equine Dewormer

0.5% fenbendazole

Alfalfa - Based Pellets

Type C Medicated Feed

POUR ON TOP OF DAILY RATION

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Safe-Guard Equi-bits Top Dress Pellets Indications

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), and ascarids (Parascaris equorum).

Active Drug Ingredient

Fenbendazole 5.0 grams per kilogram (2.27 grams per pound)

Ingredients

Wheat Middlings, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Corn Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles, Mineral Oil, Cane Molasses, Preserved with Propionic Acid, Apple Flavoring.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS

Crude protein

Not less than 12.5%

Crude fat

Not less than 2.0%

Crude fiber

Not more than 13.0%

Calcium

Not less than 6.0%

Calcium

Not more than 7.2%

Phosphorus

Not less than 0.2%

Copper

Not less than 0.1 ppm

Selenium

Not less than 0.01 ppm

Zinc

Not less than 1.0 ppm

Vitamin A

Not added

Feeding Directions

The recommended dose is 5 mg fenbendazole per kg body weight (2.27 mg fenbendazole per pound) in a ONE (1) DAY treatment.

For 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.

Safe-Guard® Equi-Bits® Top Dress Pellets must be spread uniformly on top of the daily ration.

EXAMPLES OF FEEDING RATES

5 mg fenbendazole per kg body weight (2.27 mg per pound)

- For a ONE (1) DAY treatment, add Safe-Guard® Equi-Bits® Top Dress Pellets to the daily ration at the rate of 1.0 pound for each 1,000 pounds body weight. A 1.25-lb container will treat 1250 lb body weight.

10 mg fenbendazole per kg body weight (4.54 mg per pound)

- For a ONE (1) DAY treatment, add Safe-Guard® Equi-Bits® Top Dress Pellets to the daily ration at the rate of 1.0 pound for each 500 pounds body weight. A 1.25-lb container will treat 625 lb body weight.

Feed for ONE (1) DAY as above. No prior withdrawal of feed or water is necessary.

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

Animal Safety

There are no known contraindications for the use of Safe-Guard® Equi-Bits® Top Dress Pellets in horses. Side effects associated with Safe-Guard® (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® (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

DO NOT USE IN HORSES INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATION OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS.

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

Store at or below 25°C (77°F)

Distributed by: Intervet Inc., Roseland, NJ 07068

©2010 Intervet Inc. All rights reserved.

Net Weight

 

1.25 lbs. (567.5 grams)

780300 F

NAC No.: 10474571

INTERVET INC., MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
556 MORRIS AVE., SUMMIT, NJ, 07901
Customer Service:   800-521-5767
Order Desk:   800-648-2118
Technical Service (Companion Animal):   800-224-5318
Technical Service (Livestock):   800-211-3573
Fax:   908-473-5560
Website:   www.merck-animal-health-usa.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Safe-Guard Equi-bits Top Dress Pellets information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.

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