Nutrena states it is conducting an investigation after receiving complaints. It comes after a horse owner’s allegations of contaminated feed caused panic for some horse owners on social media this week.
Barrel racer Nancy Devall alleges that the all-stock feed Wrangler 12% pelleted feed killed her horse and sickened another. Nutrena markets the product as a dietary supplement for various types of livestock on hay and pasture. We were not successful reaching Devall.
Nutrena produces its all-stock product in LeCompte, Louisiana, which the company says is a monensin free facility. And the company distributes the product to a limited geography. Devall says in her post she purchased the feed at Town and Country Feed in Natchez, Mississippi.
“The complaints we are investigating are not regarding ionophores like monensin/rumensin,” part of the company’s statement online says.
Nutrena assures customers there is not a nationwide contamination issue with Nutrena feeds and there are no recalls.
Another Facebook poster alleges her pregnant horse’s death may have been from eating Nutrena feed. Kayla Keith, of Clayton, Louisiana, tells Rate My Horse PRO the mare ate SafeChoice Mare & Foal Feed. A necropsy may lend additional information in Keith’s search for answers.
Nutrena is a Rate My Horse PRO sponsor.
We will continue following this story and post updates as verified information becomes available.
Update: Nutrena says tests reveal its feed was not the cause of the horse’s death.