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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2007-8937

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 2007Dec APSS 70115486

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Monsanto

Address: 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.

City: Saint Louis

Prov / State: Missouri

Country: United States of America

Postal Code: 63167

3. Select the appropriate subform(s) for the incident.

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.


5. Location of incident.


Prov / State: TEXAS

6. Date incident was first observed.


Product Description

7. a) Provide the active ingredient and, if available, the registration number and product name (include all tank mixes). If the product is not registered provide a submission number.


PMRA Registration No.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Roundup Weed and Grass Killer Super Concentrate

  • Active Ingredient(s)
      • Guarantee/concentration 50 %

7. b) Type of formulation.


Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


10. Site pesticide was applied to (select all that apply).

Site: Res. - Out Home / Rés - à l'

11. Provide any additional information regarding application (how it was applied, amount applied, the size of the area treated etc).

The owner mixed per label and then was spraying clumps of smut grass lightly in a 13 acre pasture.

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?


Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report


2. Type of animal affected

Horse / Cheval

3. Breed

Quarter Horse

4. Number of animals affected


5. Sex


6. Age (provide a range if necessary )


7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )



8. Route(s) of exposure


9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>24 hrs <=3 days / >24 h <=3 jours

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

13. Was medical treatment provided? Provide details in question 17.


14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?


14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident


16. How was the animal exposed?

Contact treat.area/Contact surf. traitée

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

(eg. description of the frequency and severity of the symptoms

Two horses were not near when spraying the day before. Both horses lay down to nap, and horse 2 got up, but horse 1 did not. When the owner when to check, the horse was dead. No sign of seizure, colic, etc. A necropsy was recommended to determine the cause of death. The owner wanted to know who would pay, and Monsanto was contacted. Although all parties involved did not think that the Roundup was the cause of death, it was encouraged to learn the cause by having a necropsy performed. The owner said that (name) is the closet lab and it is (number) miles away. He expressed concern about hauling his horse that far on his trailer. He stated that he did not think that the Roundup harmed his horse and would like to have known the outcome, but no longer wanted to pursue a necropsy. He was very, very appreciative of the APSS and of the manufacturer's concern for him and his horses.

To be determined by Registrant

18. Severity classification (if there is more than 1 possible classification


19. Provide supplemental information here

APSS Case: 70115486. Because the time course was somewhat consistent, the amount was unknown consistent, and the findings were poorly consistent, this substance was considered to have doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation.