INTERNAL PARASITICIDE/DEWORMER
Safe-Guard® Paste
(fenbendazole)
Indications

Safe-Guard® (fenbendazole) Paste 10% is indicated for the control of large strongyles (Strongylus edentatus, S. equinus, S. vulgaris), encysted early third stage (hypobiotic), late third stage and fourth stage cyathostome larvae, small strongyles, pinworms (Oxyuris equi), ascarids (Parascaris equorum), and arteritis caused by fourth stage larvae of Strongylus vulgaris in horses.

Safe-Guard® (fenbendazole) Paste 10% has no known contraindications with any drug.

The Science of Safe

  • Controls large strongyles, small strongyles, pinworms and ascarids
  • Safe for foals and pregnant mares
  • Easy-to-administer with apple-cinnamon taste that horses readily accept 1
  • The antiparasitic action of Safe-Guard® (fenbendazole) Paste 10% is due to the inhibition of energy metabolism in the parasite.

1 Safe-Guard (fenbendazole) Paste 10% product label.

Science

*Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.
**The addition of praziquantel treats tapeworms

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Administration

Dose:

Safe-Guard® (fenbendazole) Paste 10% is administered orally at a rate of 2.3 mg/lb (5 mg/kg) for the control of large strongyles, small strongyles, and pinworms. One syringe will deworm a 1,100 lb horse. For foals and weanlings (less than 18 months of age) where ascarids are a common problem, the recommended dose is 4.6 mg/lb (10 mg/kg); one syringe will deworm a 550 lb horse.

For control of encysted early third stage (hypobiotic), late third stage and fourth stage cyathostome larvae, and fourth stage larvae of Strongylus vulgaris, the recommended dose is 4.6 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) daily for 5 consecutive days; administer one syringe for each 550 lbs body weight per day.

Safe-Guard (fenbendazole) Paste 10%: Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism.

Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. When using Safe-Guard® (fenbendazole) Paste 10% concomitantly with trichlorfon, refer to the manufacturers labels for use and cautions for trichlorfon.