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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I don't feed Purina, but I thought this should be posted:

Subject: Purina Horse/Goat/Pig Feed Recall

Purina Horse/Goat/Pig Feed Recall

Purina has recalled several horse products including Senior, affecting
almost their entire horse feed product line.

Purina has said there are no deaths from their horses feed that has been
recalled, while some people are reporting There ARE deaths and illnesses!

The recall was not made available to the general public!!

Notices went to the dealers directly.

On 4/9 Purina recalled 27 equine products including Senior and Platform

On 4/21 they recalled another 18 products.

The problem is Aflatoxins which can cause liver dysfunction, immune
suppression and neurological difficulties.>>Aflatoxins are toxic and one of
the most carcinogenic substances known.

Request forwarding and cross-posting to reach all horse owners who live in
OH, TN, KY, MS and states east of there, including the Carolinas, Georgia,
Florida, etc. If you live East of the Mississippi River, you'd best check.

Permission to cross-post has been granted; if you know folks who have/keep
horses, especially on the East Coast, please pass this on.


The recalled products are from 3 East Coast Plants: Guilderland, NY;
Harrisburg, PA; Statesville, NC

The mfg plant codes are: GDL, HAR, STA If these codes are on your feed bags,
stop feeding and contact your dealer NOW.

This is the list of products, but only if from the GDL, HAR, STA plant

Formula No. - Item No. - Description

56AT - 0049098 - Country Acres All Stock 14% Texture
56AZ - 0051858 - Country Acres All Stock 16% Texture
35EX - 0048193 - Country Acres Horse Complete 14
35DR - 0041941 - Country Acres Horse Pellet 10
35DS - 0041940 - Country Acres Horse Pellet 12
35DN - 0041937 - Country Acres Horse Sweet 10
35DP - 0041943 - Country Acres Horse Sweet 12
6514 - 0009876 - Country Acres Layer 16%
3505 - 0034202 - Complete Advantage
35G9 - 0001206 - Equine Junior
35J9 - 0001209 - Equine Senior
5501 - 0001403 - Goat Chow
3531 - 0004984 - Horse Chow 100
35CZ - 0054628 - Horsemans Edge 10:10 TXT HF
35TK - 0065331 - Horsemans Edge Complete 14
35Y5 - 0010610 - Horsemans Edge Pellet 10:6
35TG - 0065244 - Horsemans Edge PLT 12:6 + Lys
35TP - 0065356 - Horsemans Edge Sweet 14:6
35TM - 0065354 - Horsemans Edge Sweet 12:6 + Lys
3516 - 0001187 - Pure Pride 100
26WK - 0047869 - Sow & Pig Builder OTC 50
61S3 - 0057259 - Start & Gro Sunfresh Recipe


Purina site has a SMALL alert:
Eastern U.S. Feed Product Retrieval

Land Oâ?TLakes Purina Feed LLC has implemented a voluntary product retrieval
of certain feeds manufactured between November 3, 2007 and February 8, 2008
at our Statesville, N.C., feed plant; between January 1, 2008 and February
8, 2008 at our Harrisburg, Penn., feed plant; and between January 1, 2008
and March 10, 2008 at our Guilderland, N.Y. plant.

This voluntary retrieval was initiated due to the possible presence of
aflatoxin contamination above acceptable levels.

To date, we have received no confirmed aflatoxin-related animal health
complaints involving any of the retrieved products. Nevertheless, we have
taken such precautionary action as our utmost priority continues to be our
customers and the well-being of their animals.

All dealers who purchased any of the retrieved products directly from Land
Oâ?TLakes Purina Feed LLC have been notified.These dealers are located in
the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and
West Virginia.

Our investigation and product testing identified one ingredient of concern,
which originated from a single supplier. We have discontinued purchasing
from this supplier. Other feed companies that purchased from this supplier
are facing a similar situation.

For more information about specific products included in the retrieval,
contact the Statesville, N.C., Feed Plant at 704-924-5100 or the Harrisburg,
Penn., Feed Plant at 717-737-4581.

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OH, Thank you God. I switched over from Purina several months ago, for our very old Rescue horse.
Thanks for the post.

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Since it went into pig foof and the south is a big supplier of pork, I wonder if this can effect people too if they consumed the pig products. Some sausage in our area from a big name supplier has been on sale very inexpensively for about a month now.
Thanks for the heads up even if this is out of my area.

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I must have missed something, why is it that you were not using purina feed? (before this re-call)
I am feeding purina goat chow and they love it, should I be using something else? We have tried a few other brands that they do not like. Please tell my why you guys were not using purina. (I am not of course saying that you should have been, lol, just that I want to know more!)

Thanks. :)

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
We used to use it, but the goats didn't like it. We don't use it now mainly because I don't feed soy(which is a protein in that food) at all for my goats, soy is bad for them, and we found that the girls did better on non-pelleted food.

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The only Purina product I am using right now is the Goat mineral. Do you think I should be worried about it?

I don't feed the goat chow since it is more expensive and my goats wouldn't touch it.

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I'd say no, the product that makes them sick must be some binding agent for the pellets.

Just a note, it was posted on the Yahoo lists that distributed feed in the western states was not affected, those in the eastern were.
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