Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Report: Furst-McNess Company Recalls Goat Starter Because of Possible Monovet® 90 (Monensin) Health Risk
Furst-McNess Company Recalls Goat Starter Because of Possible Monovet® 90 (Monensin) Health Risk
August 25, 2023
August 25, 2023 – Furst-McNess Company of Rockford, IL is recalling 18% Goat Starter feed due to an elevated level of Monovet® 90 (monensin).
Monensin is an FDA-approved drug for use in certain animal feeds. However, if the feed contains excessive amounts of the drug, the feed can cause monensin toxicity in a number of animal species including goats. Goats ingesting excessive levels of monensin in feed are susceptible to injury and death. In goats, signs and symptoms can include bloated stomach, bloody urine, shortness of breath, muscle weakness or cramps, rapid breathing and death. People or animals who consume meat or milk from animals exposed to very high levels of monensin are at risk of indirect exposure, which could potentially lead to ingestion toxicity.