Published on Thu, 06/28/2018 - 2:55pm
Cargill Expands Feed-Through Dewormer Offering with Launch of NutreBeef® Safe-Guard® Dewormer Mineral (Medicated)
Deworming doesn’t have to be hard on you or your cattle with new NutreBeef® Safe-Guard® (fenbendazole) Dewormer Mineral (Medicated) now available from Nutrena® dealers nationwide.
In one easy-to-use package, NutreBeef Safe-Guard Dewormer Mineral combines the proven efficacy Safe-Guard® from Merck Animal Health with a high quality, free-choice mineral formula from Cargill Animal Nutrition.
“NutreBeef Safe-Guard Dewormer Mineral is extremely convenient,” said Anna Taylor, Ph.D., Beef Technical Specialist. “Simply replace your regular mineral with the dewormer mineral for three to six days when it’s time to deworm. When the medicated mineral has been consumed by your herd, return to your existing mineral program.”
Safe-Guard goes directly into the gastrointestinal tract to attack the energy metabolism function of internal parasites. It is unique in that, once ingested by the parasite, it cannot be excreted. This means even if cattle only consume a partial dose of the medicated mineral daily, the Safe-Guard will accumulate in the parasite until it reaches the lethal dose.
“We’re excited to partner with Cargill to offer producers this option for herd parasite control,” said Harold Newcomb, DVM, Merck Animal Health Technical Services. “Safe-Guard dewormer has been proven 95 percent effective in feed-through forms1 killing internal parasites right where they live – in the gut. By deworming in the pasture, NutreBeef Safe-Guard Dewormer Mineral eliminates the stress, risks and financial impacts of handling cattle.”
Internal parasites eat at profitability. According to a study from Iowa State University, decreases in gain and reproduction in non-dewormed cattle can result in financial losses up to $190 per animal.
“A timely deworming program should be part of every producer’s herd health protocol,” said Taylor. “The labor often associated with deworming, such as running cattle through a chute becomes irrelevant with NutreBeef Safe-Guard Dewormer Mineral. Producers can ensure their cattle are getting the internal parasite control they need without requiring additional labor.”
For more information on NutreBeef Safe-Guard Dewormer Mineral, or to find a Nutrena® dealer near you, visit www.NutreBeef.com or call 1-844-889-7712.
Consult your veterinarian for assistance, diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism.
RESIDUE WARNING: Cattle must not be slaughtered within 13 days following last treatment. For dairy cattle, there is no milk withdrawal. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.
Priefert’s New Product Line
Article and photos provided by Priefert
Hay and Grain Feeder (HGF)
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Convenient mounting brackets allow you to hang the feeder from up to 2” OD tubing or lumber, making it the perfect feeder for use in paddocks, pastures, and more. The Architectural Grade Powder Coat Finish helps the product to resist rust, scratches, and fading to add years of life to your investment.
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