Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside of the U.S. and Canada) announced the introduction of Safe-Guard AquaSol (fenbendazole oral suspension) for use in U.S. swine operations.
Safe-Guard AquaSol is indicated for the treatment and control of adult and larval stages of large roundworms, whipworms and kidney worms, as well as adult stages of the small stomach worm, nodular worm and lungworm.
“Reducing parasite burdens improves the health and performance of swine, resulting in improved feed conversion, optimal average daily gain and better group uniformity, as well as minimizing the economic impact of production losses” said Dr. Robyn Fleck, scientific sales affairs, Merck Animal Health. “Safe-Guard AquaSol is unique in that it is the only water-delivery-approved dewormer that is indicated for the control of the larval stage of roundworms, whipworms and kidney worms. This is critical given that the larvae migrate through body tissues significantly impacting the condition of the animal.”
Safe-Guard AquaSol is produced with an innovative wet-milling technology, which produces a highly stable suspension that can be conveniently administered through drinking water for a three consecutive-day treatment period, Merck said. Water delivery allows greater flexibility for treatment of pigs at any time from suckling to adult, and the formulation can be easily adjusted to treat any number of swine, from 1 to 10,000. In addition, the product’s smaller particle sizes help to prevent sedimentation and clogged pipes, filters or nipple drinkers. The product can be used in both water proportioners and stock tanks.
Safe-Guard AquaSol is available in 1 liter and 1 gal. presentations. For more information about this product, contact a Merck Animal Health sales representative.
There is a two day pre-slaughter withdrawal period when used according to the product label. Consult a veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism.