Equine First-Aid Kits Recalled

A Wisconsin company is recalling their equine first-aid kits due to the possible contamination of sterile alcohol prep pads and iodine prep pads with an "objectionable organism" during manufacturing. In a letter sent to customers in April, Creative Pet Products asked owners of its Horse Aid kit to remove and dispose of any alcohol or iodine prep pads.

The company, which also manufactures canine and feline first-aid kits, said in the letter that they would replace any alcohol or iodine prep pads if contacted by owners.

Creative Pet Products' recall comes following the manufacturers' (Triad) recall of the iodine and alcohol prep pads due to Elizabethkingia meningoseptica and Bacillus cereus contamination, respectively. The use of contaminated pads could result in serious or life-threatening infections if the bacteria enters the body, the recall notice said.

More information about the recall can be found at petfirstaidkits.com.

About the Author

Erica Larson, News Editor

Erica Larson, news editor, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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