Western Blend Horse Feed Recall [US]

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US/Silver Spring: FDA LogoWestern Milling recalls approximately Western Blend Horse Feed due to possible Monensin poisoning and animal death hazards. FDA: http://ht.ly/SLNJ1

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm464436.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Horse Feed is subject to this recall:

  • Western Blend Horse Feed, sold in 50-pound bags with a lot number of 5251 and manufactured on September 8, 2015.

According to the FDA, the recall was initiated by Western Milling after it learned that an ingredient in the feed in question may contain Monensin, an ionophore.

According to the FDA, clinical signs of ionophore poisoning in horses vary depending on the dosage ingested, but can include poor appetite and feed refusal of the grain product, diarrhea, weakness, rapid heart rate, labored breathing, decreased exercise tolerance, depression, wobbly gait, colic, sweating, recumbency, and sudden death.

The first clinical signs of Monensin poisoning are often noted from 12 to 72 hours after ingesting a toxic dose and the clinical signs may linger up to about 8 days. Permanent cardiac damage is possible in horses which showed adverse effects, but then recovered.

The Horse Feed subject to this recall was distributed in September 2015 to stores in California and Arizona. All stores where the bags were sold have been notified. Of the 1,100 bags being recalled, all but 67 bags have already been reclaimed by the company.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Horse Feed, please do not feed it to your animals. Instead, kindly examine any bags of any Western Blend Horse Feed purchased in September 2015 to check and see if you have lot number 5251. Any bags with this lot number should be returned to the store or outlet where they were purchased for a full refund.

Wash down all prep surfaces, serving implements and serving bowls, buckets and/or troughs with a bleach/water mixture; rinse well with lots of hot soapy water.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact the company at 1-559-302-1062.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 5892-2015
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