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Re: [RC] [RC] BEWARE freezer storage - Laurie Durgin

So how would it affect feed that is shipped in waxed bags .They are sealed from air.. how long do they sit in storage, on trucks etc.? Or people who buy truckloads? Not sure that sitting in a container that is opened daily would cause this. Course my lids are usually off half the time or upside down just sort of sittin, near the top --but they are in my house....

From: "Vicki Warner" <ok9korral@xxxxxxx>
To: <brah@xxxxxxxxxx>,<rides2far@xxxxxxxx>,"Suzi Maiorisi" <stlst@xxxxxxx>
CC: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RC]  BEWARE freezer storage
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 08:53:24 -0700

Just an FYI on freezer storage of feed. There is no air circulation. ie: Anaerobic decomposition byproduct of molasses is cyanide crystals which are lethal. First symptom is death. On standard post mortem death cause may be ruled "unknown". This may lead to multiple deaths. When the feed in the bottom was finally fed it spelled disaster for some unfortunate "well fed" horses we know of. Also molds can form you may not see, again due to the lack of air circulation down low.
We use metal garbage cans punctured with nail holes. Keeps those nasty critters out, but limited to small quantities.


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Re: [RC] BEWARE freezer storage, Vicki Warner