monensin

California Feed Mill Ordered To Pay $2.4M After 49 Horses Suffer Monensin Poisoning

A large animal feed mill has been ordered by a Fresno Superior Court to pay $2.4 million to plaintiffs after 49 horses became ill after consuming tainted feed in September 2015. According to a lawsuit, Clovis, Ca.-based Western Milling manufactured and sold Western Blend Horse Feed. After consuming the feed, 49 horses became severely ill […]

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Two Feed Mills Warned About Monensin-Tainted Horse Feed

Warning letters have been issued by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to two feed mills that horse feed mixed at their facilities have tested positive for monensin. Monensin, a drug approved for used in cattle, swine and poultry, is highly toxic and potentially lethal to horses. According to reports, Gilman Co-Op Creamery […]

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Contaminated Feed Kills Six Horses In Minnesota

Six horses were killed after eating feed from Gilman Co-op Creamery in Gilman, MN, which was tainted with monensin. An antimicrobial for cattle and poultry, monensin is toxic to horses in even small doses. The feed that killed the horses was a custom blend made specifically for the farm where the horses were located. The […]

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FDA Issues Warning After Six Horses Die From Monensin Poisoning In Minnesota

The FDA has issued a warning to feed manufacturers and horse owners to be cautious of possible monensin contamination in horse feed. The warning came after six horses, all owned by the same person and stabled together, died in June and July of this year. Investigators suspect feed mixed by Gilman Co-Op Creamery in Minnesota […]

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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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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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