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Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

Update the report

Incident Report Number: 2017-0664

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 2017-82

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): MONSANTO CANADA INC.

Address: 180 KENT STREET, SUITE 810


Prov / State: ON

Country: CANADA

Postal Code: K1P 0B6

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


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. Unknown

Product Name: Unknown

  • Active Ingredient(s)

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

Cow / Vache

3. Breed


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

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Death

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


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

Calves (approx. 10 months old) were on self-feed pellets up until December 27th. Pellets were lentil screenings, and have been used in both 2015 and 2016. Feed ration was changed to barley chop on December 28th. Flax straw bedding has been used (since snowfall?). Flax source was a thin stand of flax crop this year, and had been pre-harvested late September with glyphosate. Straw has been processed and broken up into small pieces. Calves had eaten some of this material. Daughter called shortly after feed switch saying calves were going down and not doing well. Neighbor came over to help and observed calves were walking around in a drunken state glazed eyes, some had fallen over and appeared dead. Approximately 40 were treated, of which 8 died on the first day and 3 the next total 11 lost

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here

Please find attached the final report from the ASPCA (Animal Product Safety Service) which determined that glyphosate was not considered to be the cause of the 11 calf deaths in Saskatchewan in December, 2016.