Kent Nutrition Group Inc. is voluntarily recalling 36 bags of one specific lot of its Kent Feeds 20 Lamb DQ45 Medicated, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported June 2, 2010. The company implemented the recall after excess amounts of copper were discovered in feed from lot number 810127 during routine sampling. At the time the recall was issued, no customers had complained or reported animal health issues, the FDA said.
There is no effective treatment for copper toxicity in sheep other than removing the excess copper from the diet, according to the FDA. Symptoms include lethargy, anemia, teeth grinding, extreme thirst, weakness and recumbency and the condition can result in death, the agency said.
The recalled lot of feed 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.
Customers who have purchased Kent Feeds 20 Lamb DQ45 Medicated from lot number 810127 are urged to return it for a full refund. Customer questions or concerns may be directed to the company at 800-552-9620 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5p.m. CST.