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Saber Insecticide Ear Tag (Canada)

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Saber Insecticide Ear Tag

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Merck Animal Health


To control horn flies and face flies on beef and non-lactating dairy cattle.

Warning: contains the allergen soy.

Active Ingredient

Lambda-cyhalothrin 10%






Potential Skin Sensitizer


Directions For Use

DO NOT apply to lactating dairy cattle. When horn and/or face flies are present, attach one tag to one ear of each animal in the herd. Controls horn fly for the season. Controls face fly for up to two months. Remove and discard all ear tags at the end of the fly season or before slaughter.

Application Procedure: SABER Insecticide Ear Tag is applied using Allflex tagging system. The ideal position of the male stud is between the second and third radial cartilage taking care not to penetrate either the radial cartilage or a blood vessel.

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT: SABER Insecticide Ear Tag contains a Group 3 insecticide. Any insect population may contain individuals naturally resistant to SABER Insecticide Ear Tag and other Group 3 insecticides. The resistant individuals may dominate the insect population if this group of insecticides is used repeatedly in the same fields. Other resistance mechanisms that are not linked to site of action but are specific for individual chemicals, such as enhanced metabolism, may also exist. Appropriate resistance-management strategies should be followed.

To delay insecticide resistance:

1. Where possible, rotate the use of SABER Insecticide Ear Tag or other Group 3 insecticides with different groups that control the same pests.

2. Insecticide use should be based on an IPM program that includes scouting, record keeping, and considers cultural, biological and other chemical control practices.

3. Monitor treated pest populations for resistance development.

4. Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide resistance-management and/or IPM recommendations for the specific site and pest problems in your area.

5. For further information or to report suspected resistance contact Intervet Canada Corp. at (866) 683-7838.

PRECAUTIONS: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Harmful if absorbed through the skin. DO NOT get on skin or in mouth, and avoid contact with clothing. May irritate eyes. Avoid contact with eyes. Potential skin sensitizer. Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, shoes and socks and chemical-resistant gloves at all times during handling, application and removal of the ear tags and wash hands thoroughly after tagging. The insecticide in SABER Insecticide Ear Tag is highly toxic to fish. Keep out of lakes, streams or ponds.

FIRST AID: IF IN EYES, hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control centre or doctor for treatment advice.

IF ON SKIN OR CLOTHING, take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control centre or doctor for treatment advice.

IF SWALLOWED, call a poison control centre or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control centre or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: Treatment should be primarily symptomatic and supportive. Skin exposure may cause transient sensations (tingling, burning, itching, numbness).

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL: Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal. Store in a cool place away from direct sunlight.

Dispose of packaging and any used tags in accordance with provincial requirements.

For information on disposal of unused, unwanted product, contact the manufacturer or the provincial regulatory agency. Contact the manufacturer and the provincial regulatory agency in case of a spill, and for clean-up of spills.

NOTICE TO USER: This pest control product is to be used only in accordance with the directions on the label. It is an offence under the Pest Control Product Act to use this product in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

® Intervet Inc., Used under license.

Registered trademark - Allflex International Ltd.

Intervet Canada Corp., subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., 16750, route Transcanadienne, Kirkland QC H9H 4M7

1 866 683-7838

Net Contents:

Net Weight:

20 tags and buttons

9.5 grams per tag

CPN: 1208274.1

Intervet Canada Corp.

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