Food grade diatomaceous earth has many uses and excellent health benefits.
A year ago I decided I wanted a holistic wormer for our livestock. After doing research on a natural wormer. All recommendations where Food grade diatomaceous earth.
Results of feeding 1/2 a cup of Diatomaceous Earth to our horses per feeding for one year. We have healthier-looking horses with a definite sheen to their coats, Elimination of any internal parasites, horses showed an increase in appetites, weight gain due to better feed conversion, reduction in manure odor, fly control, cured scours in cases where other medications had failed. They have a healthier appearance.
Daily recommended food grade diatomaceous earth feeding rates:
Kittens – 1/2 teaspoon
Cats – 1 teaspoon
Puppies – 1/2 to 1 tsp.
Dogs under 35 lbs. – 1 teaspoon
Dogs over 35 lbs. – 1 tablespoon
Dogs over 100 lbs. – 2 tablespoons
Cattle, Dairy Cows, & Hogs – 2% of dry feed ration
Chickens – 5% in feed
Goats & Sheep – 2% in grain
Horses – 1/2 to 1 cup in daily ration
*Humans – 1 heaping tablespoon daily
Internal feeding of food grade diatomaceous earth helps eliminate most internal worms, though possibly not all. It’s also excellent when fed daily to keep down fly loads, since food grade diatomaceous earth is eliminated from the body, exactly the way it went in, it helps reduce the manure odor and kills flies that come in contact with it.
Mix in animal feed or grain and/or feed free choice. Our goats, fowl, and dogs eat it free choice.
*Some recommend to dose humans by mixing food grade diatomaceous earth in a glass of water before bed or first thing in the morning, well before breakfast, to allow diatomaceous earth time to move through and absorb toxins from one’s digestive tract without interfering or absorbing nutrients from foods or liquids. Some report great results consuming 1 tsp. in a glass of water prior to each meal, 3x/day.
If fecal counts are not zero for worms and ova after feeding DE for 30 days, increase the daily dose. Feeding too small a dose of DE will not give desired results. Increasing the dose, even if greater than the above recommendations, will not harm anyone. Some horses do fine on 1/2 cup of DE daily, others need a full cup. This reminds us, that all beings are different. So again, if the worm and ova counts are not zero, increase your daily dose.
We are very pleased with the results of using Diatomaceous Earth.
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