20% Type A Medicated Article
Safe-Guard® is an anthelminthic type A medicated premix containing 20% fenbendazole for use in growing turkeys.
Indications In Growing Turkeys
FOR THE TREATMENT AND CONTROL OF: Gastrointestinal worms: Roundworms, Adults and larvae (Ascaridia dissimilis); Cecal worms, Adults and larvae (Heterakis gallinarum), an important vector of Histomonas meleagridis (Blackhead).
- The only in-feed dewormer approved for use in turkeys
- Excellent efficacy against both larval and adult roundworms1
- No pre-slaughter withdrawal required. May be used until day of slaughter.2
Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of parasitism.
- Ascaridia dissimilis – Roundworms
- Heterakis gallinarum – Cecal worms
Drug Feeding Rate
14.5 g fenbendazole/ton of feed, to be fed as the sole ration for 6 days.
Must be thoroughly mixed into turkey feed before use.
Directions For Mixing
Thoroughly mix SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A medicated article with non-medicated turkey feed according to the table below to obtain the proper concentration in the Type B medicated feed.
The following table gives an example of how some Type B medicated feed concentrations can be prepared:
|Turkey Type B Medicated Feed Instructions|
|Pounds of Type A Medicated Article to Add per Ton of Feed to Make a Type B Medicated Feed||Resulting Fenbendazole Concentration in Type B Medicated Feed [grams/ton (grams/pound)]|
Thoroughly mix SAFE-GUARD® 20% Type A medicated article with non-medicated growing turkey feed according to the table below to obtain the proper concentration in the complete Type C medicated feed. Prepare an intermediate pre-blend of the Type A medicated article prior to mixing in a complete feed. Thoroughly mix the required amount of Type A medicated article in a convenient quantity of feed ingredients (a dilution of one part Type A medicated article and nine parts grain carrier is suggested), then thoroughly mix this pre-blend with the rest of the feed ingredients to ensure complete and uniform distribution of the Type A medicated article.
The following table describes how to obtain the proper concentration in the complete Type C medicated feed:
|Turkey Type C Medicated Feed Instructions|
|Pounds of Type A Medicated Article to Add per Ton to Make a Type C Medicated Feed||Resulting Fenbendazole Concentration in Type C Medicated Feed [grams/ton (grams/pound)]|
Medicated feed containing fenbendazole should be fed as the sole ration for six (6) consecutive days to growing turkeys only.
No prior withdrawal of feed or water necessary. Type C medicated growing turkey feeds containing SAFE-GUARD® 20% can be fed pelleted or as a meal.
Directions For Use
Fenbendazole is added to turkey feed at a concentration of 16 ppm (14.5 g/ton). The resultant complete turkey feed containing fenbendazole is then fed as the sole ration for 6 consecutive days.
25 pounds (11.34 kg)
KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS.
This product is not hazardous when used according to directions supplied. A safety data sheet (SDS) is available upon request. This and any other consumer information can be obtained by calling Merck Animal Health Customer Service at 1-800-211-3573.
For additional information about adverse drug experience reporting for animal drugs,
contact FDA at 1-888-FDAVETS, or http://www.fda.gov/reportanimalae.
Parasite resistance may develop to any dewormer. All dewormers require accurate dosing for best results. Following the use of any dewormer, effectiveness of treatment should be monitored. A decrease of effectiveness over time may indicate the development of resistance to the dewormer administered. The parasite management plan should be adjusted accordingly based on regular monitoring.
No withdrawal period is required when used according to labeling.
Ask your Merck Animal Health sales or technical services representative to design a custom gastrointestinal worm control program to meet your needs.
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1. Data on file, Merck Animal Health
2. Safe-Guard SAFE-GUARD® Type “A” Medicated article (Premix) [prescribing information]; 1991
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