New mobile application for veterinarians and producers takes the guesswork out of deworming cattle

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What is the recommended dose of fenbendazole for an individual animal, based on its weight? How much fenbendazole will it take to treat a specific number of animals? Which Safe-Guard® and Panacur® formulation is the most appropriate and cost‑effective option in a particular instance?

The answers to these and other questions are just a few clicks away with Merck Animal Health’s new Safe-Guard® mobile application.

This one-of-a-kind tool makes it easy for veterinarians and producers to quickly calculate the volume and amount of fenbendazole required based on the number of animals to be treated, the animal’s weight, and the selected formulation of Safe-Guard®, Panacur® or Panacur® Aquasol™.

The Safe-Guard® mobile application also includes an optional cost comparison feature to help users select the most cost-effective formulation and presentation of fenbendazole to meet their specific needs.

Other features include in-app access to product labels for all formulations of Safe-Guard®, Panacur® and Panacur® Aquasol™, as well as selected studies and a resource section containing helpful information and articles.

“Merck Animal Health has always been committed to providing veterinarians and producers with value-added products and services that promote the well-being of animals and help increase productivity and efficiency,” says Douglas Wong, Product Manager, Farm Animal Business Unit. “Our goal in developing the Safe-Guard® mobile application was to create an easy-to-use, practical calculator and resource tool that helps save time and money by taking the guesswork out of fenbendazole administration.”

The Safe-Guard® mobile application can be used to calculate fenbendazole dosages, quantities and costs for four different species: cattle, swine, horses and poultry.

The Safe-Guard® mobile application for both iOS and Android is now available for download on the Apple Store and Google Play.

About Merck Animal Health Canada

For over a century, Merck has been a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside Canada and the United States, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit http://www.merck-animal-health.ca or connect with us on Twitter @MerckAHCanada.

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