Purina Recalling Horse Feed in Eastern States

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC has implemented a voluntary recall of some horse feed due to a possible excess of aflatoxin. According to a statement released by the company, no confirmed animal health complaints attributable to aflatoxins have been reported.

Aflatoxins are a potent form of mycotoxins, which are secondary metabolites of molds. Read more about mycotoxins in "Damage From Within."  

The recalled feed was produced at:

  • Purina's Statesville, N.C., plant between Nov. 3, 2007, and Feb. 8, 2008;
  • Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 1, 2008, and Feb. 8, 2008; and
  • Guilderland, N.Y., Jan. 1, 2008, and March 10, 2008.

Feed dealers that received the recalled products have been notified by the company. This includes dealers in:

  • 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.

According to the company statement, the concern stems from a single ingredient, which originated with a specific supplier. That supplier is no longer being used by Purina. The statement noted that other feed companies that utilize this supplier might also be affected.

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Erin Ryder

Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. She owns a portly gray gelding named Duncan and dabbles in several equestrian disciplines, with an emphasis on dressage.

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