Horse feed manufacturer Manna Pro Products LLC has voluntarily recalled one of its horse feed products distributed in California, Nevada, and Oregon because it might contain potentially harmful levels of monensin sodium (trade name Rumensin). According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, monensin sodium is a medication approved for use in some livestock and poultry species, but it can be fatal to horses if fed at sufficiently high levels. The medication is used to increase feed performance in beef and dairy cattle, said Manna Pro Products spokesman Rob McCoy, PhD.
McCoy said that on Jan. 28 the company voluntarily recalled a single lot of Family Farm Complete Horse 10 horse feed packaged in 40 lb. bags. The product was distributed to retailers in California, Nevada, and Oregon between Jan. 11 and Jan. 21. No other Manna Pro or Family Farm products and no other lots of Complete Horse 10 are involved in the recall.
Owners can identify bags of the recalled product by the lot number 1006 appearing on the tag below the bar code and the code "MADE 010611 W" printed on the white strip sewn across the bottom of the bag. Retailers have removed the affected product from their shelves.
Horse owners who have purchased affected product should not feed it to their horses.
"They can simply dispose of the product and contact us for a full refund," McCoy said.
Call Manna Pro Products at 866/700-7882 for more information.
Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.