Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. Undertakes Limited Recall of Kent Feeds 20 Lamb DQ45 Medicated

Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 36 bags of one specific lot of its Kent Feeds 20 Lamb DQ45 Medicated. The recall is being implemented due to the discovery of excess amounts of copper in the feed from lot number 810127. At the time the recall was issued, no customer complaints had been received and no animal health issues had been reported.

There is no effective treatment for copper toxicity in sheep other than removing the excess copper from the diet. Sheep affected by copper toxicity are lethargic and anemic. They may grind their teeth incessantly and experience extreme thirst, weakness, recumbency, and death.

The sheep feed product being recalled was manufactured in Logansport, Indiana. Some bags from lot 810127 have been shipped to dealers in northern Indiana. The lot number of the product is located on the tape of the sewed-end of the Kent Feeds bag.

The recall is the result of a routine sampling program by Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. Kent Feeds products that are not from this specific lot are not affected by the recall.

Customers who have purchased Kent Feeds 20 Lamb DQ45 Medicated from lot number 810127 are urged to return it to their Kent Dealer for a full refund. Customer questions or concerns may be directed to the company at 1-800-552-9620 Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST.

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