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Description:Equine dewormer. 0.5% fenbendazole. Alfalfa-based pellets. Type C medicated feed.
Indications:For the control of large strongyles (Strongylus edentatus, S. equinus, S. vulgaris, Triodontophorus spp.), small strongyles (Cyathostomum spp., Cylicostephanus spp.), pinworms (Oxyuris equi), and ascarids (Parascaris equorum).
Active Drug Ingredient:Fenbendazole 5.0 grams per kilogram (2.27 grams per pound).
Ingredients:Dehydrated alfalfa meal, roughage products, calcium carbonate, mineral oil, apple flavoring.
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Feeding Directions:The recommended dose is 5 mg fenbendazole per kg body weight (2.27 mg fenbendazole per pound) in a one (1) day treatment.For 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 the medicated feed. Safe-Guard Equi-Bits Top Dress Pellets must be spread uniformly on top of the daily ration.
Examples of Feeding Rates:5 mg fenbendazole per kg body weight (2.27 mg per pound): For a one day treatment, add Equi-Bits pellets to the daily ration at the rate of 1.0 pound for each 1,000 pounds body weight. A 1.25 lb. container will treat 1250 lbs. body weight.
10 mg fenbendazole per kg body weight (4.54 mg per pound): For a one day treatment, add Equi-Bits pellets to the daily ration at the rate of 1.0 pound for each 500 pounds body weight. A 1.25 lb. container will treat 625 lbs. body weight.
Feed for one day as above. No prior withdrawal of feed or water is necessary. Regular deworming at intervals of 6 to 8 weeks may be required due to the possibility of reinfection.
Animal Safety:There are no known contraindications for the use of Safe-Guard Equi-Bits Top Dress Pellets in horses. Side effects associated with Safe-Guard (fenbendazole) could not be established in well-controlled safety studies in horses with single doses as high as 454 mg/lb (1,000 mg/kg) and 15 consecutive daily doses of 22.7 mg/lb (50 mg/kg).
Safe-Guard (fenbendazole) has been evaluated for safety in pregnant mares during all stages of gestation with doses as high as 11.4 mg/lb (25 mg/kg) and in stallions with doses as high as 11.4 mg/lb (25 mg/kg). No adverse effects on reproduction were detected.
Warning:Do not use in horses intended for food. Keep this and all medication out of reach of children. Not for use in humans. Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism.
Storage:Store at or below 25°C (77°F).