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stumpy
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« on: April 30, 2007, 10:11:52 AM »

I have been searching the internet, but not finding information on contaminated horse feed.  I'm hoping someone here will know where to find answers to my burning question: is horse feed safe?  I'm fairly certain the answer is no.

I have already lost one of my Whippets to this s**t, and to say I'm terrified would be accurate.  One of my horses is 31 years old, and vulnerable. 

Any resources would be greatly appreciated, I guess I just don't know where to look.

Thanks!
Stumpy
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DukeNCC
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 11:51:27 AM »

I have been looking for this information too!! Spent hours looking at the manufacturers websites and haven't found a thing.  Please post info if any is found and I will do the same!  I know alot of supplements are loaded with "protein" enhancers and who knows where these come from!! 
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ancona
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 11:59:26 AM »

My niece is also concerned.  She uses Purina and Blue Seal (Blue Seal is local) made in Massachusetts , none of their food has been recalled.


Also the chicken feed is under suspicion,
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robinb
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 01:18:38 PM »

I too am concerned.  For now I am not using anything with protein pellets in it.  With the exception of my old mare who needs the concentrated senior feed.  Whole grains should be fine it is the concentrates with the veg. proteins in them that concern me,
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peachie600
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 02:12:20 PM »

I spoke to my hay guy.....just an amazing older farmer with a wealth of knowledge and he told me....its urea thats used in livestock feed for the same spiking properties and its been there for years Sad
Hopefully its a little safer.
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purringfur
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 03:15:00 PM »

I called Manna Pro about their butterscotch bite-size nuggets that list "wheat middlings" as the first ingredient.  The person said the wheat is from U.S. mills.  I think I will still feed just fresh.

Call the manufacturers and ask, ask, ask!
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 11:00:54 AM »

I have been concerned recently because of a blood test on my horse that showed kidney impairment and I immediately called Purina Ultium (the horse eats Ultium feed) to ask about the pet food scare and if it could be related to any of the ingredients in their product Ultium. The rep assured me that they buy all ingredients from US manufacturers only, and that the wheat middlings, rice bran etc in the product are safe. I have no idea how much due diligence they've actually done on this issue but hopefully she's right.
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Rob
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2008, 08:07:37 PM »

I just did a search and found this article about NC...and suspected Purina Horse Feed....

http://forum.nchorsenews.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51205

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