Purina Releases Statement Regarding Texan Toxicity Incident

Press release from Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC:

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine has advised Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC that it has completed its investigation of the Brazos County, Texas, horse mortality incident. Their initial diagnosis of phosphine poisoning resulting from the reported on-farm pesticide application remains the apparent cause of death. Further diagnostic testing revealed no evidence of specific abnormalities indicative of other intoxication in the examined horses.

The findings reconfirm Texas A&M's initial report that the Strategy bulk feed delivered to the farm was not the source of the issue. We want our customers and potential customers to know that they can feed Strategy with confidence. For more information, please refer to the news issued at the end of July by visiting here: http://horse.purinamills.com/News_Update_Frame.htm.

We extend our sympathies to the Raphel family at Carousel Acres, and we thank the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine for their efforts to uncover the cause of this incident.

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