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Purina Horse Feed

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by OwlLover, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    Today I went down to my feedstore. Me and this woman started chatting; apparently her horses' stomach had exploded because she was feeding her horses a crummy feed. [​IMG] [​IMG] She told me that she contacted Purina about it, and supposedly they're investigating it. I read somewhere on an Equine Website that a specific brand of Purina feed had been recalled... but I can't remember. Anyhow, creepy [​IMG] Keep your eye on the Equine websites and perhaps even the news. Maybe this will effect more horses. Hope not [​IMG]
     
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  2. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
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    Quote:I heard something similar but don't remember the type either. I buy my grain from a local feed mill and was never disappointed there.
     
  3. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    Quote:The link is broken.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:The link is broken.

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  5. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    The only recalls of Strategy that I can find are dated back in April of 2010. FDA doesn't list anything more recent.

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    Rusty
     
  6. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    Quote:Me and this woman chatted about 2 days ago. She said that she contacted Purina 1 week ago after we talked. I doubt its enough time for the FDA to get the word out... but lets keep our fingers crossed, this might get interesting...
     
  7. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    It might, but also keep in mind that stories get started and passed around very easily in the horse world.

    Until I see a veterinarian report that confirms the story and provides necessary detail, I would be more likely to believe mismanagement killed a horse than a problem with the feed. And horse's stomachs don't really....'explode'. They can rupture, twist, intussucept, etc. But a horse need not actually rupture his gut to die of digestive upset.

    We have definitely had recalls on animal and pet feeds. Mixing errors have been made at factories.
     
  8. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    Me and this woman chatted about 2 days ago. She said that she contacted Purina 1 week ago after we talked.

    God knows what happened. I haven't seen what this woman has done to the horses. But I do remember a bunch of Purina feeds being recalled, and I'm pretty sure this is just another screw-up of theirs (no offense to anyone who feeds their pets Purina or their horses Strategy...) And, just to clear things up, colic actually can kill a horse.​
     
  9. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    How interesting that this subject has come up! Right know I'm dealing (talking to) Purina because in a couple of bags of Strategy I found little pieces of plastic about the size of a nickel/dime some pieces were in the pellets also. There was a lot of plastic in these two bags. I never fed the grain to the horses because I saw it. But I wonder if any body else didn't see it and fed it to there horses!
     

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