DIATOMACEOUS EARTH, FEEDING FOOD GRADE FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR FOR PETS AND LIVESTOCK
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) or Fossil Shell Flour is so pure that the Food and Drug Administration has given it a "food-grade" designation. The governments of the United States and Canada recognize that fossil shell flour is safe to use in animal foods. Fossil Shell Flour prevents "clumping" of feed particles by keeping them separate, so there is improved flowability, mixability and handling of the animal feed. This in turn, creates two big advantages to the animals who consume fossil shell flour in their recommended feed ration. First, acting as an anti-caking agent to prevent "clumping" of feed particles, the surface area of feed exposed to the digestive processes - both bacterial and enzymatic - is increased and therefore more feed is actually digested and utilized. Secondly, fossil shell flour contains a small amount of 14 trace minerals. Thousands of animal owners and livestock breeders have discovered that adding fossil shell flour to their animals' rations has produced a number of incredible benefits.
"For at least two decades Food Grade Fossil Shell Flour DE has been used as a natural wormer for livestock without the inherent risks of powerful insecticides. Mixed with feed at a ratio of 2% of dry weight and fed for about 60 days to cover the full parasitic cycle, food grade fossil shell flour DE effectively rids animals of parasites while supplying a broad range of minerals from ancient sea beds. The health improvements observed in animals appear to be a result of three primary actions: (1) Eliminating parasites reduces physiological stress and increases assimilation of nutrients from food. (2) DE is a rich source of minerals not abundantly available in today's feed crops. (3) DE may bind to toxic metal build-up and help to rid it from the body."
Given to cows, milk production increased 25%. Mixed with the feed of sheep, 8-year-old ewes were soon springing around like young Iambs. Hogs stopped chewing their wood feeding troughs. Tumors and cysts disappeared, and flies in the farmyard were practically eliminated."
Free Choice Feeding of Food-Grade DE
Cattle need trace minerals like fossil-shell flour. Increases herd appetite, health and production. Fossil Shell Flour stimulates the basic metabolism, increases protein digestion with fossil shell flour. Satisfies and stops dirt licking and corral gnawing with fossil shell flour. The percentage increase result of each fossil shell flour feeding can be ascertained from a fertilizer protein analysis.
DE had been in use for many years and listed the benefits claimed by users. These benefits are listed below:
Increases herd appetite, health and production
Fossil-Shell-Flour stimulates the basic metabolism
Increase protein digestion with Fossil-Shell-Flour
Satisfy mineral requirements without contamination
Stop dirt licking and corral gnawing with Fossil-Shell-Flour
Contains 15 trace minerals, all-important to animal diets
Mixes well with all feeds while guarding against insect damage
Prevents worms and virus epidemics from developing
Saves Albumen, destroys harmful acids, safeguards the stomach
Absorbs destructive and poisonous sediments in animals
Improves the health and growth of thriving young animals.
Causes better digestion, exercising a speed-up of mineral metabolism.
Suggested feeding instructions:
We mix it with water/juice/tea/smoothy before bed or first thing in the morning. Working up the amount slowly from about a teaspoon to a rounded tablespoon over a few days or weeks. Kittens 1/2 teaspoon
Cats 1 teaspoon
Dogs under 50 lbs. 2 teaspoons
Dogs over 50 lbs. 1 Tablespoon
Dogs over 100 lbs. 2 Tablespoons
Cattle 2% by weight of dry ration
Calves 4 grams in morning
Dairy cattle 2% by weight of dry ration
Chickens 5% in feed
Hogs 2% of weight in feed ration
Horses 1 cup in daily ration
Sheep 1% in ground grain
Goats 1% in ground grain
A Bison rancher in Alberta conducted fecal test samples to check for parasites after using diatomaceous earth for several weeks. His tests came out negative. Neither he nor his vet believed it, so they took more samples from different Bison, from different herds, which had been fed diatomaceous earth - negative. Not only did he solve his parasite problem with a non-toxic, natural product, but he found that the coats and overall appearance of his bison had improved. Another benefit is that some diatomaceous earth remains in the manure, preventing the eggs of flies and parasites from hatching out, thereby, breaking the cycle of re-infestation."