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Safe-Guard Equi-bits Alfalfa-Based Pellets

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

Fenbendazole Type C Medicated Feed

Equine Dewormer

0.5% fenbendazole

Alfalfa-Based Pellets

Safe-Guard Equi-bits Alfalfa-Based Pellets Indications

For the treatment and 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

Wheat Middlings, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles, Mineral Oil, Cane Molasses, Preserved with Propionic Acid (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Silicon Dioxide (up to 25%), Water, Ammonium Hydroxide), and Apple Flavoring (Wheat Middlings, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol, Silicone Dioxide).


Crude Protein

Not less than


Crude Fat

Not less than


Crude Fiber

Not more than


Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF)

Not more than


Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF)

Not more than



Not less than



Not more than



Not less than



Not less than

0.1 ppm


Not less than

0.01 ppm


Not less than

1.0 ppm

Vitamin A

Not added

Feeding Directions

Type C feed is to be fed at the rate of 0.1 or 0.2 pounds per 100 pounds of body weight to provide 2.27 or 4.54 mg fenbendazole per pound of body weight.

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 medicated feed.

Do not underdose. Ensure each animal receives a complete dose based on a current body weight. Underdosing may result in ineffective treatment, and encourage the development of parasite resistance.


No prior withdrawal of feed or water is necessary

5 mg fenbendazole per kg Body Weight

[2.27 mg fenbendazole per pound (lb.)]

10 mg fenbendazole per kg body Weight

[4.54 mg fenbendazole per pound (lb.)]

Add this Type C Medicated Feed to daily ration at the rate of 1.0 lb. for each 1,000 lbs. of body weight.

Add this Type C Medicated Feed to daily ration at the rate of 1.0 lb. for each 500 lbs. of body weight.

This 1.25 lbs. bag will treat 1250 lbs. body weight

This 1.25 lbs. bag will treat 625 lbs. body weight

OTHER WARNINGS: Parasite resistance may develop to any dewormer, and has been reported for most classes of dewormers. Treatment with a dewormer used in conjunction with parasite management practices appropriate to the geographic area and the animal(s) to be treated may slow the development of parasite resistance. Fecal examinations or other diagnostic tests and parasite management history should be used to determine if the product is appropriate for the herd, prior to the use of any dewormer. Following the use of any dewormer, effectiveness of treatment should be monitored (for example, with the use of a fecal egg count reduction test or another appropriate method). A decrease in a drug’s effectiveness over time as calculated by fecal egg count reduction tests may indicate the development of resistance to the dewormer administered. Your parasite management plan should be adjusted accordingly based on regular monitoring.

Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.

Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of parasitism.

Store at or below 25°C (77°F)

Approved by FDA under NADA # 131-675

Distributed by: Intervet Inc. (d/b/a Merck Animal Health), 2 Giralda Farms, Madison, NJ 07940

©2023 Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA and its affiliates.

All rights reserved.

Rev. 05/23

a Sourced from Safe-Guard®, NADA # 131-675

Safe-Guard® is a registered trademark of Intervet International B.V.

Net Weight


1.25 lbs. (567.5 grams)

167279 R1

CPN: 1047457.4

Intervet Inc.

126 E. LINCOLN AVENUE, PO BOX 2000, Rahway, NJ, 07065
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