Diatomaceous earth is an excellent feed additive you can give to your animals. Farmers and pet owners alike have sent in many stories telling us of the benefits of feeding their animals DE. With the popularity of organic and sustainable ways to farm, diatomaceous earth provides a cost-effective natural addition to your animal feed. When used as a feed additive, customers have reported the following benefits: reduced vet bills, reduced manure odor, better coat, eye and hoof condition, increased metabolism, decrease in intestinal worms and weight gain. You can learn more by reading our guide below.
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Feed grade diatomaceous earth should be used at a rate of 5% of the dry weight of animal feed for deworming and 2% of the dry weight of animal feed for maintenance and added health benefits provided by the silica, trace elements and toxin binding properties.
Some sample ratios are as follows:
To ensure accuracy, measure beforehand the quantity of feed you wish to produce. After the weight of feed has been established, measure out the correct amount of DE before you add it to the feed.
Pour the pre-measured diatomaceous earth directly onto the feed and mix it in. Make sure to distribute the diatomaceous earth equally for more effective results. Also, diatomaceous earth works best if the feed is cool and dry. The mixture should be smooth before feeding it to the animal.
Food grade DE can be consumed daily when kept to a maximum of 2% per dry weight of animal feed. After you've had the chance to notice the difference, why not share your experience with adding DE to your animal's feed below?