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ancona
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« on: February 08, 2017, 04:08:33 PM »

What is going on with this drug being found in meat for dogs?
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mikken
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 06:19:02 PM »

It comes into food if the meat used was from animals euthanized with it.  That can be dogs, cats, or horses, goats - even zoo animals.

I guess we'll find out when the testing comes back.  Woe be to Evanger's if there is dog meat in their dog food.
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ancona
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 04:13:22 PM »

Another food recall for phenobarbitual.
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mikken
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 08:07:04 AM »

Actually, it's pentobarbital - different drug.

But now it seems (unconfirmed by FDA as yet) that there was horse meat in the food.  Pet horses are euthanized with pentobarbital, but it's sometimes illegal to bury them on your property due to concerns of contaminating the water table, so the body gets sent to a landfill - or a renderer.  Which is what seems to have happened here.  It ended up in the pet food supply and killed at least one dog. Sad
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Spartycats
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 05:12:21 AM »

FDA is stating it was bovine meat. 
https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm542265.htm
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mikken
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 12:16:52 PM »

And yet there's an interview with Evanger's owner stating that there was both beef and horse in there.

Odd.

I know that a small pet food store owner is having a can tested for DNA to find out. 

Pentobarbital in beef is just very strange and unlikely.  Horse makes more sense.
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