Cattle Feed Recalled Due to Elevated Levels of Antibiotic that May Harm Animals

Too much monensin can be toxic for cattle

Cattle Feed Recalled Due to Elevated Levels of Antibiotic that May Harm Animals
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June 26, 2017

ADM Animal Nutrition has issued a recall for one lot of Rough-N-Ready Cattle Feed due to elevated levels of an antibiotic.

Too much of the antibiotic monensin can prove toxic to cattle. It may result in symptoms similar to those for colic, low potassium, myoglobinuria, chronic cardiovascular problems, and potentially death.

Only lot number 2WS01717 is included in this recall, and the number is displayed at the bottom of the label. It was distributed between the dates of January 19, 2017 and February 2, 2017, and it could have been bought either straight from the company or from one of three distributors including: Midwest Fertilizer, Inc. in Iola, Kansas; CW Feeds in Wichita, Kansas; and Northtown Ace in Mountain Grove, Missouri.

To date, the company has gotten reports from two customers who claimed that this feed may have led to death loss on their farms. It has directly contacted the distributors and customers involved in this incident, and all the affected product has been removed from shelves.

Anyone in possession of the affected feed should stop using it right away and take it back either to the distributor or to ADM Animal Nutrition for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can reach ADM Animal Nutrition at (800) 217-2007.