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Product Name: Virbac Preventic Tick Collar for Dogs, All Sizes-10/09/2014-Old Product
Form: solid
Product Category: Pesticides » flea & tick control » Insecticide
Pet Care » flea & tick control » Dogs
Customer Service: 800-338-3659
Date Entered: 2014-11-04
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Virbac Animal Health
Address: 3200 Meacham Road
City: Fort Worth
State: TX
Zip Code: 76137
Telephone Number: 844-484-7222
Fax Number: 817-831-8327
Toll Free Number: 800-338-3659
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-12
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the (Material) Safety Data Sheet, (M)SDS, prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the (M)SDS. (What is an (M)SDS?) (Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: CAUTION! Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Harmful if swallowed. Keep out of reach of children. Do not allow children to play with the collar or to suck the collar. Read entire label before each use.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview: CAUTION! Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Harmful if swallowed. Keep out of reach of children. Do not allow children to play with the collar or to suck the collar. Read entire label before each use.

Potential Health Effects

Routes of Entry: Skin contact. Skin contact. Ingestion.

Eye Contact: Contact with eyes may cause a soft irritating reaction. Irritation after eye exposure to ground collar material is possible.

Skin Contact: Contact with skin may cause a soft irritating reaction. May cause sensitization by skin contact.

Inhalation: No adverse effects expected under normal conditions of use.

Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause lung damage if swallowed. Mild transient sedation after ingestion to

ground collar material is possible.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:

No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: Not considered carcinogenic by NTP, IARC, and OSHA.

Long term feeding studies show that amitraz is not carcinogenic in rats. However, it can cause tumors in female mice. Amitraz caused an increase in tumors of the lungs and lymph nodes in female mice, bu
First Aid: Eye Contact: Immediately flood the eye with plenty of water for at least 15-20 minutes, holding the eye open. Obtain medical attention if soreness or redness persists.

Skin Contact: If irritation develops wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Obtain medical attention if redness or soreness persists.

Inhalation: No adverse effects expected under normal conditions of use.

Ingestion: Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Advice to Physicians: Treat symptomatically. Transient sedation or convulsions, ataxia, hyperexcitability, skin irritation has been observed following exposure to the technical active ingredient and emulsifiable concentrates. Transient sedation has been observed in rodents fed ground collar material and transient eye irritation after exposure to powdered collar. Antidote against amitraz is yohimbine or phentolamine. It is absolutely forbidden to use derivates of atropin. Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Advice to Veterinarian and/or Emergency Clinic

TREATMENT PROTOCOL FOR TICK ARREST COLLAR INGESTION BY DOGS

1. Induce vomiting (Syrup of Ipecac or Hydrogen Peroxide) if vomiting has not occurred.

2. Since amitraz is not a cholinesterase-depressing drug, atropine and/or 3PAM are contraindicated, as are tranquilizers and sedatives.

3. Administer a non-oily laxative (oily-based laxatives may increase the extraction of amitraz from the collar and facilitate greater absorption). An enema to evacuate the colon may be administered about 12-18 hours after ingestion, if diarrhea has not occurred or the laxative does not produce the desired results.

4. Depending on the degree of depression and the veterinarian's concern (e.g. dog cannot be roused); yohimbine (Yobine, Lloyd Laboratories) may be administered at 0.1 mg/kg intravenously. Since yohimbine's action is of short duration, it may need to be repeated until the dog's condition spontaneously improves. Severely depressed animals should be hospitalized with constant supervision.

5. Oral activated charcoal based toxin absorbers may help to bind any released amitraz.

6. If it is suspected that a coiled length of collar may be lying in the stomach or the depression is severe and prolonged, an abdominal X-ray may be indicated. If gastronomy or enterotomy is to be performed (none of the cases so far reported would justify this action), xylazine should be avoided and general anesthetics administered with extreme caution.

NOTE: You may also contact the National Animal Poison Control Hot Line is 1-800-345-4735 for

emergency medical treatment information for your pet.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 1
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2014-10-09
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling this product. Store in original container at room temperature. Store away from children and pets. Do not store near foodstuffs. Do not open until ready to use. Wear appropriate protective clothing. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gun, using tobacco, or using the toilet. Do not reuse empty pouch or box. Wrap pouch and put in trash collection. When discarding cut off end and used collar, wrap in newspaper and place in trash collection. Dispose of in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Do not use or store near heat, open flame, sources of ignition or direct sunlight.
Disposal: Do not contaminate water, food or feed by disposal. Any unused product or waste should be disposed on in accordance with local, state and national requirements. Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions.Any unused product or waste should be disposed on in accordance with local, state and national requirements. Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Amitraz033089-61-19
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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