feed contamination

Feed Company Fined Over $500k Over Monensin Contamination

Western Milling LLC has reached a settlement agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture Feed and Livestock Drugs Inspection Program over sanctions for monensin contamination of horse feed in 2015. According to HorseTalk New Zealand, the feed company agreed to pay $526,500 in fines and promised to install $200,000 worth of new equipment […]

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Mycotoxins Found In Livestock Feed At Alarming Levels, Survey Shows

A survey of animal feed from around the world has noted that the most common mycotoxins found in feed is deoxynivalenol (DON) and fumonisins (FUM). In the study, 4,027 samples were taken from 50 countries and focused on feed components like wheat, corn, barley, rice, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, silage and dried distillers grains […]

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Horse Owners File Suit Against Archer Daniels Midland Over Alleged Monensin Poisoning

Two horse owners filed a civil suit against Archer Daniels Midland Company this week in U.S. District Court after they say their horses died from monensin contamination. Beth Berarov of Michigan and Annelisa Bindra of South Carolina are named plaintiffs against Archer Daniels Midland and ADM Alliance Nutrition. Berarov and Bindra say several horses died […]

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New Laws For Horse Feed Companies Could Help Prevent Contamination Before It Happens

As a civil suit surrounding a case of monensin feed contamination begins its journey through the court system in California, some horse owners are turning a more critical eye toward the quality and safety of the feed they’re using. Fortunately, a series of new laws are going into effect this year for producers of human […]

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Horse Owners Sue Western Milling Over Monensin Contamination

The owner of a California riding barn is suing Western Milling of Goshen, Calif., after she said 13 of her horses died from monensin poisoning, allegedly from contaminated feed produced by the plant. The lawsuit was filed this week in Fresno County Superior Court. According to the Fresno Bee, the suit does not specify the […]

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Report: Feed Mill Knew About Monensin Contamination Before Releasing Tainted Product

A report by Rate My Horse Pro this week alleges that Western Milling, LLC, a California company recently accused of selling monensin-tainted feed that killed 13 horses and ponies, knew about cross contamination at its mill for years. Food and Drug Administration documents obtained by the website detail warnings issued to Western Milling dating as […]

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California Farm Loses 13 Horses, Still Reeling After Using Monensin-Tainted Feed

Black Fence Farm in Clovis, Calif., is still feeling the impacts of using a batch of feed that turned out to be tainted with monensin. Thirteen horses have died or been euthanized as a result of the poisoning, and another 36 have suffered permanent neurological damage with their fate unknown. Katie Flanigan, who owns Black […]

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CA-Based Western Milling Recalls Potentially Contaminated Horse Feed

Western Milling of Goshen, Calif., issued a voluntary recall for their Western Blend Horse Feed because of possible monensin contamination. Last week, three horses died and dozens became ill at Black Fence Farm in Fresno County. It’s believed that the horses became ill from the feed they consumed. The FDA has not yet confirmed this suspicion. […]

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Feed Contamination Suspected In Cases Of Show Jumper Morphine Positives

After several drug positives placed him on suspension, an Olympic show jumper is cleared to return to the competition arena this week after authorities discovered feed contamination could be to blame. Steve Guerdat had two horses test positive for two substances – codeine and morphine – and had trace amounts of oripavine after a competition earlier this year in […]

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What Happened Here? Causes of Feed Contamination

Cases of equine feed contamination have made national headlines in the last few months, many of them with deadly consequences. Beginning in Florida, where 22 horses were poisoned by monensin-contaminated feed from Lakeland Animal Nutrition, and most recently in South Carolina, where three horses were supposedly poisoned by ADM Alliance Nutrition, feed and concerns for […]

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