Safe-Guard®* 0.5% Dewormer & MoorGuard® Minerals


Safe-Guard®* 0.5% Dewormer:

Safe-Guard® 0.5% is a wormer that is approved for beef, dairy cattle, swine, horses, and for wildlife and zoo ruminants. Safe-Guard® is a very safe and effective wormer that also has a wide spectrum of activity. Parasites are very detrimental to the animal. They depress appetite, lower dry matter intake and challenge the immune system, resulting in reduced production.
Indications for Use:

Beef & Dairy Cattle:
For the removal and control of lungworms (Dictyocaulus viviparus); barberpole worm (Haemonchus contortus), brown stomach worms (Ostertagia ostertagi), small stomach worms (Trichostrongylus axel); hookworms (Bunostomum phlebotomum), thread-necked intestinal worms (Nematodirus helvetianus), small intestinal worms (Cooperia punctata and C. oncophora); bankrupt worms (Trichostrongylus colubriformis); nodular worms (Oesophagostomum radiatum).

Swine: For the removal of: Lungworms, Metastrongylus apri, Metastrongylus pudendotectus. Gastrointestinal worms: Adult and larvae (L3, L4 stages, liver, lung, intestinal forms) large roundworm (Ascaris suum); nodular (Oesophagostomum dentatum, O. quadrispinulatum); small stomach (Hyostrongylus rubidus); Adult and larvae (L2, L3, L4 stages-intestinal mucosal forms) whipworm (Trichuris suis). Kidneyworm: Adult and larvae Stephanurus dentatus.

Horses: For the control of large strongyles (Strongylus edentatus, S. equinus, S. vulgaris, Triodontophorus spp.), small strongyles (Cyathostomum spp., Cylicocyclus ssp. Cylicostephanus spp.), pinworms (Oxyuris equi) and ascarids (Parascaris equorum)

Wildlife and Zoo Ruminants: For the removal and control of small stomach worms (Trichostronguylus spp), threadnecked intestinal worms (Nematodirus spp), barberpole worms (Haemonchus spp), and whipworms (Trichuris spp), for the following species:

Subfamily antilopinae: Persian gazelles (Gazella subgutturosa subgutturosa), Addra gazelle (Gazella dama ruficollis), Slenderhorn gazelle (Gazella leploceros), Kenya impala (Aepyceros melampus rendilis), Roosevelt's gazelle (Gazella granti roosevelti), Indian blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), Mhorr Gazelle (Gazella dama mhorr), Thomson's gazelles (Gazella thomsoni thomsoni)

Subfamily hippotraginae: Addax (Addax nasomaculatus), Angolan roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus cottoni), Fringed-ear oryx (Oryx gazelle callotis), Arabian orzyx (Oryx leucoryx).

Subfamily caprinae: Armenian mouflon (Ovis orientalis gmelini), Russian saiga (Saiga tatarica)

*Safe-Guard® is the trademark of Intervet Inc., Millsboro, DE 19966.



MoorGuard® Minerals
Just the right solution to corral-free deworming

All cattle fall victim to internal parasites unless totally confined. Economic losses can be severe. But implementing a deworming program takes time. That's were Alliance Animal Health comes in. Our free-choice MoorGuard Minerals program is the answer to labor-free deworming. Cattle actually deworm themselves as they eat their mineral. MoorGuard Minerals take away the expense and work needed to corral cattle, while increasing production performance associated with parasite control.

Unless totally confined, all cattle fall victim to internal parasites at some time in their lives. The economic impact of production losses caused by internal parasites varies, depending on geographical areas, weather conditions, types of worms, level of parasite exposure, parasite control programs, and pasture management. Furthermore, age, diet, health status, stage of lactation or gestation, and level of production affect an animal's response to parasites. Economic losses due to absent or inadequate para-site control programs, for example, can vary from $20 to $200 a head per grazing season.

But implementing a deworming program takes time. Estimates have been made that even with a good set of working facilities, it takes three people an hour to deworm 30 head. That doesn't even include the time needed to gather cattle or assemble needed equipment.

MoorGuard Minerals with fenbendazole, puts the dewormer out where the worms are. No chute. No needles. No stress. Just control. And you don't have to touch a cow.

Alliance Animal Health's free-choice MoorGuard Minerals program is the answer to labor-free deworming. Cattle actually deworm themselves as they eat their mineral. That's possible because Alliance Animal Health's research-backed products and your ADM Alliance Nutrition Sales Representative can control mineral consumption and drug delivery. Not too much. Not too little.

MoorGuard Minerals take away the expense and work needed to corral cattle, while increasing production performance associated with parasite control.

The unique formulation of MoorGuard Minerals with fenbendazole allows a free-choice deworming treatment using only 0.0375 lb of product per 100 lb of bodyweight over a 3 to 6 day period.

Preventive Strategy for deworming stocker cattle
Treatment prior to grazing is important in developing successful strategic deworming programs for stocker animals. Since cattle are usually parasitized from the previous grazing season, they are a source for pasture contamination. Therefore, a strategic deworming program for stocker cattle grazing native and improved pastures involves deworming at the beginning of extended grass growth (or a turnout), followed by a second treatment three or four weeks later and a third treatment three to four weeks after the second deworming. These two additional treatments prevent recontamination, thereby resulting in seasonal control.


Economic value for strategic stocker cattle deworming
The economic advantage of strategically deworming stocker cattle is well established. In one grazing season, for example, weight gains of more than 100 lb over untreated animals have been obtained with an effective strategic treatment program. On average, producers may expect between 40 and 60 pounds more weight per grazing season due to strategically deworming stocker cattle. MoorGuard Minerals provide an effective deworming solution with added convenience.

Preventive strategy for deworming cow/calf herds
The following cow/calf strategic treatment programs have been found to be practical and cost-effective, maximizing the economic return and minimizing handling.

First Strategic Treatment: Throughout the United States, except in extreme southern areas where good grazing conditions can sometimes be maintained throughout the winter, a single deworming in late fall is strategic. The objective of this is toremove worm burdens (acquired during summer/fall grazing) before the winter feeding period.

This deworming should take place late in the year either when cattle are moved off pastures at the end of the grazing season, or after the first of November in areas where cattle remain on pasture year round. Since reinfection is minimal during the winter time in most areas of the country, retreatment in the spring prior to the return of good grazing conditions is not necessary. If a fall treatment was not given, however, a treatment prior to grazing is necessary to prevent worm egg shedding on spring pastures.

Second Strategic Treatment:
Once grazing begins, reinfection occurs and a second treatment in mid-spring to early summer is needed to remove these worms before they recontaminate the pastures. This strategic treatment should be given to the adult cow and her suckling calf approximately six to eight weeks after spring grazing begins or at about the time when a majority of the calves are 200 lb or heavier. The reason for this recommendation is that parasite development (time for the ingestion of infective larvae to the development of egg laying adult worms) takes longer in adult cows than younger cattle.

In adult cattle, the development time of most worms is approximately six weeks; thus, a strategic deworming given six weeks after the beginning of the spring grazing season provides approximately 12 weeks of protection from worm egg shedding. Since the suckling calf is usually just beginning to graze in midspring, the treatment of the calf at the same time as the dam also stops worm egg shedding in the animal before a high level of egg shedding develops. In extreme southern parts of the USA, including the gulf coastal areas into southern Florida, a second spring (early summer) deworming given six weeks after the first spring deworming may be economically warranted depending on the grazing conditions.

Economic value for strategic cow/calf herd deworming
Studies conducted throughout the U.S. have demonstrated that strategically-timed deworming cow/calf herds provided an extra 30 to 60 pounds at weaning. Furthermore, research trials in which lactating cows were dewormed in addition to calves have resulted in improved reproductive efficiency and higher milk production in treated cows. Developing an effective strategic deworming program for cow/calf operations is more of a challenge than determining one for weaned calves or yearling cattle. One reason for this is because once on pasture, especially under range conditions, the animals are not easily accessible for treatment. The second reason is cows are sources of pasture contamination, especially early in the grazing season. To maintain relatively parasite-safe pastures, as well as to maximize the economic benefit of deworming, both cows and calves need to be treated.

MoorGuard Minerals are the convenient and effective solution. MoorGuard Minerals is also effective in deworming grazing dairy cows and replacement heifers.




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