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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-7218

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 130090209

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Wellmark International

Address: 100 Stone Road West, Suite 111

City: Guelph

Prov / State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Postal Code: N1G5L3

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.


5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

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. 15176      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Agricultural Starbar Premium Fly Bait With Muscamone

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (Z)-9-TRICOSENE

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.

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

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

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

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Dog / Chien

3. Breed

Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix

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

>30 min <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

11. List all symptoms


  • Skin
    • Symptom - Discolouration
    • Specify - coat was blue around mouth
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Vomiting

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Fully Recovered / Complètement rétabli

16. How was the animal exposed?

Accidental ingestion/Ingestion accident.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

On July 2, 2013 the dog accidentally ingested some of the bait product. That evening the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) to obtain help. The APSS veterinarian stated that Methomyl is a hot carbamate and can cause signs at very low doses; the median lethal dose (i.e., where 50 percent of animal die) in many species is 10 to 20 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg). The APSS veterinarian also stated that there was a risk for rapid onset of gastrointestinal (GI) upset including salivation, lacrimation, urination, defecation, dyspnea, and emesis (SLUDDE); bradycardia; dyspnea due to bronchial secretions, tremors, and seizures. The APSS veterinarian said that death could occur in as little as 30 minutes in some cases. The APSS assistant recommended that the owner take the dog to the veterinarian, have the veterinarian call for information, and call back with questions.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here

Later on the evening of July 2, 2013 the owner's emergency veterinarian contacted the APSS to update the case. The emergency veterinarian stated that the owner had attempted to induce emesis using an unknown amount hydrogen peroxide, but this was unsuccessful. The emergency veterinarian stated that emesis was induced at the clinic with Apomorphine and there was no obvious evidence of bait seen. However, the emergency veterinarian did notice that the dog's coat was blue around the mouth after the dog vomited; this was temporary. The APSS veterinarian recommended that the emergency veterinarian monitor the dog at the clinic through 4 hours post-exposure (potentially another 2 to 3 hours), monitor for central nervous system (CNS) signs, monitor cardiovascular function, monitor for respiratory sounds, not give activated charcoal due to the risk for aspirations if seizures occurred, obtain additional information about how much hydrogen peroxide the owner gave the dog, protect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with Sucralfate and either Famotidine or Omeprazole if the amount of hydrogen peroxide given was over 6 tablespoons (tbsp), give 0.02 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) of Atropine intravenously if the dog became severely bradycardic or if there were increased respiratory sounds and give 0.1 mg/kg of Atropine if there were little/no response to the initial dose, manage seizures with Diazepam/barbiturates, manage tremors with Methocarbamol, and call back with questions. On July 6, 2013 the emergency veterinarian contacted the APSS to update the case. The emergency veterinarian stated that the dog remained in the clinic overnight and that no signs developed.