The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting that Purina Animal Nutrition is voluntarily recalling one lot of the following products for cattle livestock and for wildlife such as deer, antelope, and wild sheep due to the potential of elevated urea levels. Pet Age has confirmed the FDA report with a media representative from Purina Animal Nutrition.
The affected products include:
|Purina® PRECON Cattle Starter
|Purina® 4- SQUARE
|PURINA® 4- SQUARE®
|PURINA® Antler Advantage Wildlife 16 ARS
|Deer, Antelope, and Wild
These products were distributed in Texas only.
Elevated urea levels can cause serious health issues and death in ruminant animals including cattle, deer, antelope, and wild sheep. Symptoms can include uneasiness, tremors, excess salivation, rapid breathing, incoordination, bloat, vomiting, twitching of ears and facial muscles, grinding of the teeth, abdominal pain, frequent urination, weakness, staggering, violent struggling and bellowing, and terminal spasms.
The elevated urea was discovered through internal plant review. Purina has not received any complaints or reports of illness or death to date. Should customers have any remaining feed from these lots, immediately discontinue feeding. Customers can find the lot number on the sewing strip of each bag. Retailers are being contacted and told to immediately quarantine any remaining recalled product and notify customers who purchased the product. Customers who purchased this product should return remaining bags to their retailer