Stock Feed Supplement
All livestock, horses, dogs, cats and feathered friends will gain benefits from regular feeding of DE in their daily rations. Please see ‘For Pets’ or ‘On the Farm’ for more detailed descriptions.
Mixed in with your normal feeding regimes animals quickly adapt to the inclusion of DE. Dogs and cats may require a small amount of water to blend in with the dry DE if dry fed to make it slightly more palatable. Occasionally it may take a short period of adjustment although it won't take long before they are licking the bowl clean! Other stock such as cattle, sheep, goats, chickens etc will readily accept it dry blended with alternative supplementary feeds. Perma-Guard has many reports of farmers watching stock gobble un-mixed DE dry like sugar.
Diatomaceous Earth has a multitude of helpful and practical uses as a stock feed supplement - these are well documented on overseas websites. www.denz.co.nz Limited cannot vouch for the authenticity or factual basis for these uses and suggest that customers assess their suitability for themselves.
Unfortunately, in New Zealand due to the ACVM Act (Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines legislation) we are unable to claim the majority of these uses - technically. The ACVM has re-classified our natural and organic Diatomaceous Earth as a Veterinary Medicine - something of and irony in itself! Consequentially we have no alternative but to work through the complex and expensive process to register it as such. Pending registration we have been legally bound to remove meaningful applications and information from our website until registration is granted. As a result we apologize for the lack of constructive detail in this section of our website. We would be grateful for your patience as we hope to have a resolution to this situation in the coming months.
Rats fed 5% DE for a period of 90 days showed no adverse effects.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture microscopically examined the internal organs of a dairy cow fed “free access choice DE for a period of five years and found no visible evidence of organ abnormalities”.