Purina recalls cattle and wildlife feed due to elevated urea levels

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Elevated urea levels can cause serious health issues or death

Purina Animal Nutrition is recalling one lot of its cattle and wildlife feed because the products may contain elevated levels of urea. 

Elevated urea levels can cause serious health issues, or even death, in animals like cattle, deer, antelope, and sheep. Symptoms include uneasiness, tremors, excess salivation, rapid breathing, incoordination, bloat, vomiting, twitching of ears and facial muscles, grinding of the teeth, abdominal pain, frequent urination, weakness, staggering, violent struggling and bellowing, and terminal spasms.

Purina stated that it has received no reports of illness or death so far. The full list of products -- all of which were distributed in Texas only -- can be found on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website here.

What to do 

Customers who purchased the feed can find the product’s lot number on the sewing strip of each bag. If it is from the recalled lot, they are advised to return it to the place of purchase. 

Consumers can call Purina’s customer service department at 1-800-227-8941 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT), for more information.

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