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Saber Pour-On Insecticide (Canada)

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Saber Pour-On Insecticide

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



To control biting lice, sucking lice, horn flies and Rocky Mountain wood ticks on beef cattle and calves.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Lambda-cyhalothrin 1% w/w





Net contents: 900 mL and 3.785 L



Directions For Use

DO NOT apply to lactating dairy cattle.

DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes.

Ready to use. No dilution required. Apply product along the backline of the animal at the rate of 10 mL per animal weighing less than 275 kg or at a rate of 15 ml per animal weighing more than 275 kg.

Use SABER POUR-ON Insecticide to control lice, horn flies, and Rocky Mountain wood ticks on beef cattle and calves. A single treatment provides control for up to 4 weeks. For all uses, DO NOT apply within seven days of slaughter. DO NOT apply this product more than four times a year.

For control of biting and sucking lice, a single application is recommended when lice populations are building. If reinfestation occurs, reapplication may be required, but not more than once every 21 days.

For control of horn flies, treatment can be repeated as needed if flies persist, but not more than once every 21 days.

For control of Rocky Mountain wood tick, apply topically at time of entry into tick infested pastures, but not more than once every 21 days.

One 900 mL bottle lasts for 60 treatments or more, depending on the weight of the animal treated. One 3.785 L bottle lasts for 252 treatments or more, depending on the weight of the animal treated.

Frequent heavy rainfall may decrease the length of residual activity of this product.

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT: SABER POUR-ON Insecticide contains a Group 3 insecticide. Any insect population may contain individuals naturally resistant to SABER POUR-ON 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:

● Where possible, rotate the use of SABER POUR-ON Insecticide with different groups that control the same pests.

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

● Monitor treated pest populations for resistance development.

● 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.

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

PRECAUTIONS: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Potential skin sensitizer. May cause eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, boots, socks and chemical resistant gloves when handling the product. Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water after contact. Avoid breathing vapors or mists. DO NOT contact or allow workers to contact treated animals or ship treated animals until 24 hours after treatment. Use with adequate ventilation. Remove contaminated clothing and wash separately from household laundry before reuse.

FIRST AID: 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. If inhaled, move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by mouth-to-mouth, if possible. Call a poison control centre or doctor for further treatment advice. 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, remove contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control centre or doctor for treatment advice. Take container, label or product name and Pest Control Product Registration Number with you when seeking medical attention.

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: Inducing vomiting as first aid for this slightly toxic substance may result in increased risk of chemical pneumonia or pulmonary edema caused by aspiration of the hydrocarbon solvent. Vomiting should be induced only under professional supervision.

Skin exposure may cause transient sensations (tingling, burning, itching, numbness).


Keep container closed when not in use. Do not store near food or feed. In case of spill or leak on floor or paved surfaces, soak up with sand, earth or synthetic absorbent. Do not reuse container. Protect from freezing.


Disposal of container: Do not reuse this container for any purpose. This is a recyclable container, and is to be disposed of at a container collection site. Contact your local distributor/dealer or municipality for the location of the nearest collection site. Before taking the container to the collection site: Triple- or pressure-rinse the empty container. Add the rinsings to the spray mixture in the tank. Make the empty container unsuitable for further use. If there is no container collection site in your area, dispose of the container 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 spill, and for clean-up of spills.


Toxic to aquatic organisms. Use with care when applying in areas adjacent to any aquatic habitat.

PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS: Do not use or store near heat or open flames.

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 Products Act to use this product in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

® Intervet Inc. Used under license.

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

1 866 683-7838

CPN: 1208275.1

Intervet Canada Corp.

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