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The stuff should be outlawed!!

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You really need to check this out! Fifty horses at a ranch in Clovis CA were recently given feed that had monensin in it. Thirteen have already died, and the prognosis is that all the rest will die. As a result of the article, I looked up why this was used in cattle and chicken feed. It is because the animals can gain wait on 5-10% less feed. However, it is lethally toxic to horses. It causes muscle deterioration including the heart. They die from congestive heart failure. 

 

The symptoms of toxicity vary with the amount of monensin ingested by a horse. Trace amounts may cause a horse to go off his regular feed, show signs of colic and appear unwell for a few days. Larger amounts will cause a horse to show more serious symptoms within a few hours including colic, stiffness, sweating, a lack of co-ordination and the inability to stand.

 

Make sure your feed does not have any of this product in any feed. 

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I looked up why this was used in cattle and chicken feed. It is because the animals can gain wait on 5-10% less feed.

 

It's used to prevent coccidiosis and also increase the production of propionic acid along with preventing bloat.

 

When you remove coccidiosis from a animals need less feed to gain weight so you can feed less.

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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George Washington

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post #13 of 13
I actually have a patient in my office who personally knows the gal whose horses were poisoned in Clovis. Tragic as the area was not cleaned properly after cattlefeed was processed and then the horse fee was processed afterwards on the same equipment. Very, very sad.
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