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Horse Feed Sold in Idaho Recalled
An Idaho manufacturer Thursday announced it is recalling bags of horse feed that are contaminated with a drug compound that may be responsible for the deaths of two horses in Montana.
Western Stockmen's, a subsidiary of J-R Simplot Company, says the contaminated lot of Pride Mature Horse Feed went to customers at its Caldwell store in southwestern Idaho.
Bags were also delivered to Cowpoke Ranch Supply in Corvallis, Montana, and to Three Rivers in Lostine, Oregon.
The 50-pound bags may contain monensin sodium, which has been approved for use in some livestock species but can be deadly to horses.
J-R Simplot officials say they are working with the Food and Drug Administration to determine how the drug compound appeared in some of the feed.
The company was notified of the two horse deaths in Montana on Tuesday, by Montana state officials who traced the bags to the Caldwell manufacturer.