Safe-Guard Medicated Dewormer for Beef Cattle (20% Protein Block)

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Safe-Guard Medicated Dewormer for Beef Cattle (20% Protein Block)

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

(fenbendazole)

Safe-Guard Medicated Dewormer for Beef Cattle (20% Protein Block) Indications For Use:

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 (Oesophagostomum radiatum).

Dosage:

1.67 mg fenbendazole per kg of body weight per day for three (3) days. Total dose for the three (3) day period of 5 mg fenbendazole per kg of body weight (2.27 mg fenbendazole per pound).

Warning

Cattle must not be slaughtered within 16 days following last treatment.

Under conditions of continuous exposure to parasites, retreatment may be needed after 6 to 8 weeks.

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

ACTIVE DRUG INGREDIENT:

Fenbendazole

750 mg/lb

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

Crude Protein

(Min) 20.00%

Crude Fat

(Min) 1.00%

Crude Fiber

(Max) 12.00%

Calcium (Ca)

(Min) 2.00%

Calcium (Ca)

(Max) 3.00%

Phosphorus (P)

(Min) 0.85%

Salt (NaCl)

(Min) 13.50%

Salt (NaCl)

(Max) 16.00%

Magnesium (Mg)

(Min) 0.60%

Cobalt (Co)

(Min) 3 ppm

Copper (Cu)

(Min) 200 ppm

Fluorine (F)

(Max) 100 ppm

Iodine (I)

(Min) 20 ppm

Manganese (Mn)

(Min) 500 ppm

Zinc (Zn)

(Min) 800 ppm

Vitamin A

(Min) 20,000 IU/lb

Vitamin D-3

(Min) 5,000 IU/lb

Ingredients:

Cottonseed Meal, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Cane Molasses, Rice Hulls, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Limestone, Defluorinated Phosphate, Hemicellulose Extract, Bentonite, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate, Manganese Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Mineral Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulfate.

Feeding Directions:

Adequate forage must be available at all times to cattle receiving supplemental block feeding. Safe-Guard® (fenbendazole) 20% Protein Deworming Block (Medicated) is designed for deworming pastured cattle by feeding these medicated blocks for three (3) days only as the sole source of salt. It is essential to establish full cattle adaptation to supplemental block feeding prior to treating cattle with Safe-Guard® 20% Protein Deworming Block (Medicated). Cattle behavior and per capita consumption must be established by feeding nonmedicated 20% Protein Blocks prior to medicated block treatment. Adaptation to block feed intake for medicated treatment may take twelve (12) to nineteen (19) days of prior exposure to unmedicated feed blocks depending on consumption rates and environmental conditions. When cattle block consumption of 0.1 pound (1.6 ounces) per 100 pounds of body weight (or 1.0 pound for mature cattle) per day is attained for several days on the nonmedicated 20% Protein Block, the three (3) day medicated treatment with Safe-Guard® 20% Protein Deworming Blocks (Medicated) may begin. For effective treatment, the cattle must consume an average of 0.1 pound of Safe-Guard® 20% Protein Deworming Blocks (Medicated) per 100 pounds of body weight each day for the three (3) days of treatment. This is equivalent to an average of one (1) pound per head per day to mature cattle for the three days of treatment in order to provide a total dose of 2.27 mg fenbendazole per pound of body weight. To commence deworming treatment, replace the nonmedicated blocks with SAFE- GUARD® 20% Protein Deworming Blocks (Medicated). Place these medicated blocks at the same locations where cattle have demonstrated adequate per capita block intake (0.1 pound per 100 pounds of body weight per day).

DAILY TREATMENT (To be continued for three [3] days):

Cattle Body Weight
(pounds)

Average Block Intake
(lb/head/day)

Number of Head
Per Block*

500

1/2

16

750

3/4

11

Mature Cattle

1

8

*NUMBER OF HEAD FULLY TREATED BY EACH BLOCK WHEN CONSUMED IN THREE (3) DAYS.

Following the three (3) day treatment any remaining Safe-Guard® 20% Protein Deworming Blocks (Medicated) should be removed from the pasture, and cattle may be returned to their normal supplemental feeding program. Remaining blocks, or portions of blocks, can be utilized for retreatment purposes if used prior to the expiration date. It is essential that good block feeding husbandry practices be followed at all times. Block feeding techniques include, but are not limited to, a variety of practices. Blocks should be first located in those areas where cattle are seen to browse or loaf. It may be desirable to relocate unconsumed blocks to locations where obvious block consumption is identified. Increased consumption may often be obtained by moving feeding stations into shaded or loafing areas, closer to water sources, increasing the number of blocks available to the animals or combinations of these practices. Decreased consumption may often be obtained by the reverse of the above practices.

Manufactured by Sweetlix for: Intervet Inc., Millsboro, DE 19966

Safe-Guard® is a registered trademark of Intervet Inc.

NET WEIGHT

 

25 LBS (11.34 kg)

540719-A

540718-B

NAC No.: 10473901

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
Intervet Inc.

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
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