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on June 25, 2016

Purina recalls sheep feed for elevated copper levels

One report of sheep mortality associated with recalled product

Purina Animal Nutrition L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina Lamb Grower B30 Medicated Sheep Feed packaged in the green and white generic paper LAND O LAKES Feed bags.

The single lot number is Purina Lamb Grower B30 Medicated, Formula No. L329, Item No. 1850500-206, Lot No. 6MAY06WCH2.

The product was distributed in Ohio and Pennsylvania from May 12, 2016, through June 22, 2016.

Elevated copper levels can cause health issues and potential mortality in sheep. There has been one report of mortality associated with this product. Customers should discontinue feeding the product immediately.

Symptoms of copper toxicity in sheep include lethargy and anemia, grinding of teeth, thirst, off feed/poor appetite, pale to yellow mucous membranes, red/dark purple colored urine and recumbancy. Death usually occurs one to two days after onset of clinical symptoms.

Customers can find the lot number on the sewing strip of each bag. Retailers have been contacted and told to check their inventories and immediately quarantine any remaining recalled product including notifying customers who purchased the product. Customers who purchased this product should return remaining bags to their retailer.

For more information on the product recall, contact customer service at +1.800.227.8941. The number is staffed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.

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