4 horse feeds recalled after equine deaths
Four horse feed products have been recalled, possibly linked to the deaths of multiple horses at a ranch in South Florida. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has apparently sent feed samples to a private laboratory to investigate possible adulteration of the feeds in question, according to a November 18 report in Florida’s The Ledger.
Lakeland Animal Nutrition, an Alltech subsidiary, voluntarily recalled the four pelleted equine feeds, posting this statement on their official website.
Please be advised that the following horse feed(s) are being voluntarily recalled by Lakeland. It has come to our attention that there may be a quality issue with the equine feeds named and produced as listed below:Signature Status Pellet (Lot Number 14-251) – Manufacture Date: September 8Signature Equilette Pellet (Lot Number 14-259) – Manufacture Date: September 16Signature Status Pellet (Lot Number 14-280) – Manufacture Date: October 7LAN 10 Pellet (Lot Number 14-281) – Manufacture Date: October 8If you are in possession of any of these affected products, please return the product(s) to your dealer immediately for a full refund. The specific lot number can be found on the front center of the feed bag.As a measure of caution, Lakeland is suspending the manufacture and sale of all equine feeds until further notice.We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation. Please message us with any questions or call us at 863-665-5722 (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
As recently as November 4, Lakeland Animal Nutrition posted a notice on the company’s Facebook page, announcing the company’s plans to discontinue production of all equine feeds, effective immediately.
Eliminated products include: Equilette Sweet and Pellet, EquiPeak, Grain-Max, LAN 10 sweet pellet, LAN 12-6, LAN12 sweet pellet, PaceSetter, Status, Turn & Burn, all Signature formulations, and all economy horse feeds.
“We have not come to this decision lightly. It has been the result of many months of consideration and ultimately allows us to focus on core manufacturing competencies in beef, dairy, poultry and swine along with other classes of commercial livestock,” the Lakeland Facebook announcement said.
Lakeland equine feed customers now have two reasons to seek other feed options promptly for their horses.
Here are a few examples of equine feeds available online from other manufacturers. (Listing does not imply endorsement. Horse owners are advised to evaluate products individually, with their own equines’ nutritional needs in mind.)
- Cargill All-Stock Sweet Feed
- EQUIDAE Alfalfa Plus Horse Feed, 40-Pounds
- Purina Mills Equine Adult Horse Feed 50lb
Additional brands (such as Nutrena, Purina, and Tribute) may be obtained through local feed dealers and grain depots.
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