FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 23, 2015 — ARDEN HILLS, MINN. — Purina Animal Nutrition LLC has initiated a limited voluntary recall of DuMOR® Sheep Formula in Florida due to the potential for a higher-than-acceptable level of copper, which can cause health issues and potential mortality. There has been one report of sheep mortality associated with the single lot that is being recalled.
Symptoms of copper toxicity in sheep include: lethargy and anemia, grinding of teeth, thirst, off feed/poor appetite, pale to yellow mucous membranes, red/dark purple colored urine and recumbancy. Death usually occurs one to two days after onset of clinical symptoms.
Customers should discontinue feeding the product immediately. The product was distributed to seven Tractor Supply Company stores in Florida. The recall is limited to DuMOR® Sheep Formula produced at the Lake City, Florida plant on Nov. 28, 2014.
The single lot number is:
Customers can find the lot number on the sewing strip of each bag. The product was only distributed in Florida.
Retailers have been 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.
For more information on the product recall, contact Customer Service at 888-719-8066. The number will be staffed 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.