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Section 1: Identification of the Material and Supplier
Product Name: Pronto for Calves
Proper shipping name (ADG Code):
As an oral electrolyte re-hydration therapy for
scouring calves. Use as directed on the product label.
Supplier: DASCO Pty. Ltd.,
ABN: 14 004 581 113
24 - 26 Helen Street, HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS VIC 3081
Tel: (03) 9459 7004
Fax: (03) 9459 9200
Emergency Phone Numbers:
(Poisons Information Centre)
Section 2: Hazards Identification
Not classified as hazardous according to criteria of Worksafe
Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients
Dextrose monohydrate (d-glucose) [5996-10-1] > 60 %
Other ingredients deemed not to be hazardous to 100 %
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Section 4: First Aid Measures
For advice, contact a Poisons Information Centre (Phone 131 126) or a doctor.
Swallowed: If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting.
Skin: If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated
clothing and flush skin and hair with running water.
Eyes: If in eyes, hold eyelids apart and flush the eye
continuously with running water. Continue flushing
until advised to stop by the Poisons Information
Center or a doctor, or for at least 15 minutes.
Inhaled: Remove from exposure.
First Aid facilities:
Recommended: Eye wash. Hand wash basin.
Advice to Doctor:
Product is an electrolyte mixture containing a high proportion of
glucose. Contact Poisons Information Centre.
Aggravated medical conditions:
No data found.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
Risk of violent reaction or explosion:
Possible risk of dust explosion.
Products of combustion:
Black smoke, oxides of carbon.
Breathing apparatus and protective
gloves for fire only.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
For large spills:
Contain spillage using sand or earth. Transfer both liquids and
solids to suitable container. Treat residues as for small
For small spills:
If local regulations permit, mop up with plenty of water and run
to waste, diluting greatly with running water. Otherwise transfer
to suitable container and arrange removal by disposals company.
Wash site of spillage with water.
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Section 7: Handling and Storage
Precautions for safe handling:
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Keep away from oxidising agents.
Conditions for safe storage:
Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated place, out of reach of
children. Store in original container. Keep container tightly
closed and out of direct sunlight. Keep away from oxidising
agents. Protect from physical damage. Clean up all spills and
splashes promptly; avoid secondary accidents.
Moisture, oxidising agents, strong mineral acids, strong caustic
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
National Exposure Standards:
None assigned by NOHSC, but see:
Nuisance dusts 10 mg/m³
Biological Limit Values:
No data found.
Ensure adequate ventilation (same as outdoors) when using.
If handling industrial quantities, or if dust risk exists,
consider local mechanical exhaust/extraction to keep airborne
contamination as low as possible.
Personal Protective Equipment:
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid breathing dust. Personal
protection to be selected from those recommended below, as
appropriate to mode of use, quantity handled and degree of
Gloves, rubber or plastic.
Face shield or safety glasses
Gloves, rubber or plastic
Plastic apron, sleeves and boots
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Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: Off-white powder with an orange tinge.
Odour: Almost odourless.
pH: Slightly acidic.
Vapour Pressure: None.
Vapour Density: Not applicable.
Boiling Point: No data.
Melting Point: No data.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC): None.
Evaporation Rate: Not applicable.
Solubilities: Soluble in water, with effervescence.
Specific Gravity/Density: No data.
Flash Point: No data.
Flammable Limits: No data.
Dust Explosion: Possible risk of dust explosion if allowed to
form a dust cloud.
Auto-ignition Temperature: No data found.
Dissolves in water generating carbon dioxide, a simple asphyxiant,
and forming an orange solution. May react with strong oxidising
agents, strong mineral acids, strong caustic alkalis.
Spillages will be slippery when wet.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal conditions, if kept dry.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, dusty conditions.
Moisture, oxidising agents, mineral acids,
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Contact with water, or acids, will generate
Contact with strong oxidising agents may cause
Contact with concentrated nitric or sulphuric
acid may cause fire and generate noxious
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Section 11: Toxicological Information
No data available for the mixture. Information presented
relates to individual ingredients.
Sweet, slightly salty taste. Large doses may
cause gastric disturbances, nausea, vomiting
and diarrhoea. Very large quantities may
lead to electrolyte imbalances, cyanosis,
diabetic coma and possible death.
May cause slight irritation.
May be irritating to eyes.
Dust will be irritating to the respiratory
Repeated skin or eye exposure may lead to irritation.
Inhalation over-exposure may cause cough and respiratory
Large doses of d-glucose taken during pregnancy have been
associated with birth defects in humans.
d-Glucose 25,800 mg/kg oral, rat.
d-Glucose 20,000 mg/kg oral, rabbit.
Section 12: Ecological Information
May be harmful to aquatic organisms
if locally concentrated.
Persistence and degradability:
Readily transported by water.
Not expected to bioaccumulate.
Other adverse environmental effects:
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
The generator of any wastes from this product is responsible for its proper
classification, transport and disposal.
Consult appropriate local and State regulations.
Disposal methods and containers:
Avoid disposal to natural waters or the environment.
Special precautions for landfill or incineration:
May not be suitable for incineration.
May not be suitable for some landfill sites.
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Section 14: Transport Information
UN Proper shipping name:
Class and subsidiary risk:
Special precautions for user:
Protect from moisture.
Material for export:
Section 15: Regulatory Information
Not a scheduled poison.
Carcinogen: Australia IARC NTP RTECS
No. No. No. No.
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act:
This product is registered with the Australian Pesticides and
Veterinary Medicines Authority
Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS):
Other National/International Regulations:
No data found.
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Section 16: Other information
Date of MSDS update:
Complete review and re-write of all sections.
NOHSC - National Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
ACGIH - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
MAK - Maximum workplace concentration - Germany,
IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer (France).
NTP - National Toxicology Program (USA).
RTECS - Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
New England Journal of Medicine.
(Massachusetts Medical Soc., 10 Shattuck St., Boston,
MA 02115) v.315, p.989, 1986.
Available Sources of Data:
National Code of Practice for the Preparation of Material Safety Data
Sheets 2nd Edition [2011(2003)] - NOHSC.
Australian Dangerous Goods Code.
Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons - AHMAC.
Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the
Occupational Environment - NOHSC.
List of Designated Hazardous Substances  - NOHSC.
Merck Index - Merck Inc.
Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials - Lewis.
Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens - Sittig.
Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards - Bretherick.
Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary - Wiley Interscience.
AUSREG's Chemical Data Package for PCs - AUSREG Consultancy.