Purina Recalls Medicated Sheep Feed

Lizzy Schultz

PURINA_HORIZONTAL Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina Lamb Grower B30 Medicated Sheep Feed for elevated copper levels. The recalled product is formula number L329, item number 1850500-206, lot number 6MAY06WCH2, and is packaged in the green and white generic paper LAND O LAKES® Feed bags.

The feed was distributed in Ohio and Pennsylvania from May 12, 2016 through June 22, 2016.
The product may contain elevated copper levels, which can cause health issues and potential mortality in sheep. One report of mortality associated with this product has been reported, and customers should discontinue feeding the product immediately.

Symptoms of copper toxicity in sheep include lethargy and anemia, grinding of teeth, thirst, off feed/poor appetite, pale to yellow mucous membranes, red/dark purple colored urine and recumbancy. If the toxicity is fatal, death usually occurs one to two days after onset of clinical symptoms.

The lot number can be found on the sewing strip of each bag, and retailers have been contacted and told to check their inventories and immediately quarantine any remaining recalled product including notifying customers who purchased the product. Customers who purchased this product should return remaining bags to their retailer.

More information on the product recall can be found by contacting Customer Service at 1-800-227-8941. The number is staffed 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.

Ag Group, Animal Health, Feed, Health, Nutrition, Purina