Western Feed voluntarily recalling Kountry Buffet animal feed

Company reports deaths of horses as result of feed consumption

Western Feed LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of its Kountry Buffet 14 percent feed because it may contain monensin sodium, which is potentially fatal for horses, according to reports.

Monensin sodium is a medication used for some livestock and poultry, but it can be fatal to horses if fed at sufficiently high levels. Western Feed has received a report of some horses that died from eating the feed, said the company.

The recalled lot numbers are M718430 and M720280. The feed is packaged in 50-pound bags with the Payback logo. It was distributed Dec. 2 to Dec. 15, 2011, to retailers in Nebraska and Wyoming.