FDA investigates deaths of six horses from contaminated feed

FDA investigates deaths of six horses from contaminated feed

Equipment not properly cleaned after mixing cattle feed containing drug toxic to horses

The FDA has found that Gilman Co-Op Creamery in Gilman, Minnesota, mixed cattle feed containing monensin on the same day that it mixed the special-order horse feed. FDA said the facility did not perform adequate cleanout of the equipment after mixing the cattle feed to prevent the drug from being mixed into the horse feed, which it mixed after the cattle feed.