Feed, Soil, & Water Contamination

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Additional Information on Feed Recall Released

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC recently announced a recall of certain horse feed products manufactured at three East Coast facilities. The products might contain an ingredient with an unacceptably high level of aflatoxin. For more on this see

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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 bee

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Horse Feed Recall Affects East Coast

Horse feed dealers are the key to identifying if there’s a potential problem with recently purchased Purina feed, according to Land O’Lakes spokesperson Lydia Botham.

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC recently announced a recall of certain horse

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Unacceptably High Fungal Levels Identified in Horse Feeds

High levels of fungal species and mycotoxins (the toxins produced by some fungi) have been identified in equine feeds. This contamination can result in nutrient losses from the food, and it can negatively impact the health and productivity of

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Blister Beetles in Hay: Shop Smart to Reduce the Risk

Alfalfa hay is an excellent, high quality forage for horses, but it has the potential to attract blister beetles–toxic insects that can kill horses if ingested.


Blister beetles cause inflammation and blistering of the skin within hours

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Damage From Within

Mycotoxins can form in plants within hours and they can reach maximum concentration within one to two weeks.

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Australian Toxic Feed Case Decided

An Australian court awarded $71,000 in damages after a Sydney area family?s Thoroughbred mare died and three other show horses were permanently retired due to heart conditions resulting from contaminated feed, the Sydney Morning

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Tennessee Feed Recalled

Tennessee Farmers Cooperative officials voluntarily recalled four lots of horse feed in early and mid-November after a horse’s death was linked to the feed, which contained high levels of a livestock drug. The 10% Grain Mix (item #93638) was

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Choosing Feeders: Rack ‘Em Up

There are so many types of hay racks, mangers, and feed bins available, how do you know the best one to choose? What factors should you consider? Read on for tips on picking the right feeder for your horse’s needs.

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Diseases of Dietary Origin

The axiom, “You are what you eat” does have relevance to horses with regard to health and well-being. Here’s a review some of the more common dietary problems that affect various organ systems in the horse.

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Malicious Mycotoxins

Leave your saddle sitting in a corner of your tack room after you and your horse are caught in a rainstorm, and you’ll get an eye-opening look into the world of fungi and molds. Within days, your leather tack will have sprouted a patchy coat of

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Water Contamination

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