Danger to Horses Triggers Western Feed, LLC to Voluntarily Recall Kountry Buffet Feed

by VetDepot on March 5, 2012

kountry buffet recall blogWestern Feed, LLC has voluntarily recalled two lots of Kountry Buffet 14% feed because they contain high levels of monensin sodium (Rumensin).

The recall applies to lot numbers M718430 and M720280 distributed between December 2, 2011 and December 15, 2011 in Nebraska and Wyoming. Lot numbers can be located below the feeding instructions toward the bottom of the tag.

Monensin sodium is a medication approved for use in some poultry and livestock species, but can be fatal to horses if consumed at sufficiently high levels. Western Feed has received reports of horse deaths resulting from the consumption of the feed. Initial testing has detected the presence of monensin sodium and further follow-up testing is underway.

Symptoms of toxicity due to monensin sodium include stiffness, colic, sweating, lack of coordination and an inability to stand. Contact a veterinarian if your horse is exhibiting these symptoms.

Customers who have purchased the affected lot numbers of Kountry Buffet 14% should immediately stop feeding the product and contact Western Feed, LLC at 308-247-2601. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MT.

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