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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2017-1870

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: ProPharma Group case #: 1-47226310

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Syngenta Canada Inc.

Address: 140 Research Lane, Research Park

City: Guelph

Prov / State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Postal Code: N1G4Z3

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

23-FEB-17

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: NORTH DAKOTA

6. Date incident was first observed.

Unknown

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.

Active(s)

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

Product Name: GRAMOXONE LIQUID HERBICIDE WITH WETTING AGENT

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • PARAQUAT
      • Guarantee/concentration 200 g/L

7. b) Type of formulation.

Liquid

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

Unknown

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

Site: Agricultural-Outdoor/Agricole-extérieur

Préciser le type: peas

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

1-47226310 - The product was sprayed at an unknown application rate on peas that were grown for harvest. The product was sprayed on the peas one week before harvest, and again three days before harvest. Upon harvest, the straw from the peas was baled and placed into storage for approximately 4-5 months before the day of exposure. The exposure was via the pea straw being used as food for the affected cattle.

To be determined by Registrant

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

Unknown

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Medical Professional

2. Type of animal affected

Cow / Vache

3. Breed

Mixed

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Oral

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Death
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Shaking
    • Symptom - Collapse

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Unknown

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Died

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

1-47226310 - The reporter, veterinarian, indicated a cow may have been exposed to an herbicide with the active ingredient paraquat. Starting approximately two months before the day of initial contact with the registrant, the reporters client started feeding pea straw to her female, mixed-breed cow of unknown age and weight. Approximately one month later, the cow developed shaking, became unable to rise, and died an unknown amount of days before the day of initial contact. A necropsy was not performed. The reporter was advised that grazing animals typically have to consume the product directly to get a toxic dose especially once the product is dried. The reporter was encouraged to continue to look for the cause of death of the cattle. No additional information is available.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Medical Professional

2. Type of animal affected

Cow / Vache

3. Breed

Mixed

4. Number of animals affected

7

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Oral

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Unknown

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Died

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

1-47226310 - The reporter, a veterinarian, indicated cattle may have been exposed to an herbicide with the active ingredient paraquat. Starting approximately two months before the day of initial contact with the registrant, the reporters client started feeding pea straw to seven of her female, mixed-breed cows of unknown age and weight. Approximately one month later, the client started finding the cows dead with the last one found dead one week before the day of initial contact. A necropsy was performed on two of the cows and damage was found to their livers and lungs. The reporter was advised that grazing animals typically have to consume the product directly to get a toxic dose especially once the product is dried. The reporter was encouraged to continue to look for the cause of death of the cattle. No additional information is available.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here